Villagers to fight Flore homes plan

Pictured is Becky Blagdon
Pictured is Becky Blagdon
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Residents say they fear for the future of their village following the latest application for 77 new homes in Flore.

More than 40 villagers turned up to an extraordinary meeting of Flore Parish Council held at the pavillion of Brodie Lodge Playing Field.

Flore Parish Council decided to object to the proposal for the homes on the High Street and Brington Lane and came to the decision after hearing from the community at large.

Many outlined the problem with access on to the site, due to come from the A45, as well as problems finding extra school places, drainage and the number of homes being too big for the village.

Paul Boans, one of the parish councillors, said: “I have strong reservations about this scheme. I am very concerned about this and where it might lead to if this gets planning permission.

“I am also worried about access on to the site.”

Sue Kerrison, chairman of the parish council, said: “I am objecting to this application. I don’t like the layout and I think the plans for the village are too big.”

Speaking after the meeting, one of the residents, Becky Blagdon, whose home backs on to the site of the proposal, said: “I am still not sure people in the village are really aware of the planning application. I think there would have been even more objections to the plans if there was more awareness it.

“I have lived in the village for 15 years and one of the reasons we moved into this house was because of the view which will be destroyed if these homes get built.

“It seems to me that the quality of homeowners’ lives is the last consideration when houses are being built.

“I am hopeful it will be turned down. There were some excellent points made at the meeting about over-development, lack of school places and, particularly, drainage.”

The application will now go to Daventry District Council to be determined by its planning committee. No date has been set for when the application will be decided.