Cash needed to help village infrastructure

VILLAGES close to the proposed DIRFT III development are campaigning to make sure they get mitigation cash if the plans go ahead.

The blueprint for a 7.6 million square foot warehouse development will go to Government planning inspectors later this spring.

If it goes ahead there will be a high increase in traffic, affecting villages, including Kilsby and Crick.

Kilsby Parish Council clerk Catherine Camp said: “I think it’s such a big development that villagers have realised it will go ahead.

“We now want to fight to make sure we get some mitigation money from planning to help with the infrastructure of surrounding villages.

“Since DIRFT II was built Kilsby has received £100,000 and improved things like cycle and walk ways.

“We have also spent money on drop kerbs and zebra crossings so people can get to the shop without taking their lives into their own hands.

“If we have even more lorries we will need more of this, we need to make people realise that if they build these developments they must think about the surrounding villages’ infrastructure.”