Anger over latest homes plan

Villagers say they will oppose latest plans for up to 120 new homes in Byfield.

Cheshire based Gladman Developments is currently carrying out a public consultation on the scheme which would be on land north of Woodford Road in the village.

If the proposal gets the go-ahead, there would also be recreational facilities and public open space.

It comes on the back of another application for 36 homes south of the same road which was refused by DDC and planning inspectors last year.

Gladman says it has put out flyers to around 550 homes and businesses in the village.

The firm said: “Byfield supports a range of services and facilities which are used by both residents of the village and those in the surrounding rural area.

“The site is well located with good access to existing community facilities and the local public transport network. The proposal will provide new homes to sustain the vitality and viability of the local community.”

However, the plans have not been well received in the village. One of the residents of Byfield, Margaret Holland, said: “Some of the homes would be built on the death trap of Dolls Hill. I am beyond hope that Daventry District Council can do anything. The towns and villages targeted by the Cheshire-based speculators grows longer. They use the “under capacity” of new homes as their get-in clause and little can be done.”

Earlier this year Gladman revealed plans for 155 new homes on land off West Street in Weedon. This was followed soon after by a proposal for 100 new homes on land off Weedon Road, Nether Heyford. The developers have also proposed 100 homes on land off the Rugby Road in Kilsby and have been granted planning permission to build 200 homes in Woodford Halse.