Parish council strongly object to new homes

THERE was angry feelings expressed at a council meeting which discussed plans for an extra 150 homes in Brixworth.

The new homes, to be built to the south of the village, were debated at a Brixworth Parish Council meeting on Monday night where 100 per cent of people attending spoke out against the proposals.

The council’s chairman Michael Lacey said: “We feel this is a poor application. We have so many concerns about the impact on the infrastructure of the village.

“We don’t think the village will be able to cope with any further stress on its facilities.”

The meeting was attended by 150 people including the local MP Chris Heaton-Harris and county councillor for the area, Chris Millar.

Cllr Millar added: “People in the village are concerned about the prospect of a second village centre and that Brixworth will loose its identity and become part of a rural urban sprawl.”

The application has been submitted by Merchant Venturers despite agents Carter Jonas discovering 97 per cent of people in Brixworth would not support the need for new housing in the village.

A statement by Carter Jones said it believes the development “is appropriate in scale and will be sustainable, as well as providing new allotments and a children’s play area which will benefit the whole village.”

Daventry District Council is likely to decide on the application in October.