Concerns raised over Monksmoor proposal

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CONCERNS have been raised over the plans for the first phase of the new Monksmoor estate in Daventry.

At a meeting of Daventry Town Council’s planning committee, issues were raised over the development which will see 200 homes built, a new play area, green spaces and 40 affordable homes.

Cllr Peter Luke told the meeting on Thursday last week: “I would ask where are the shops, where is the community centre? If you have 200 homes, there are going 
to be around 400 people 
who are all going to need facilities.

“My other worry is about the trees, it’s fine when they are just planted but when they are fully grown, they could be tall and block out the natural light coming in.”

Daventry Town Council has resolved to invite developers Crest Nicholson to an informal meeting to discuss their issues before submitting a response to Daventry District Council (DDC).

However, the plans did find approval with some councillors.

Cllr Lynne Taylor said: “One or two issues aside, I think this is actually a really good set of plans.

“I think the developers have done a really good job and it should look quite nice.”

Outline planning permission for the Monksmoor development was granted by a government inspector in 
2010 and the planning application for the detailed 
first phase was submitted at the end of last month.

It is the first of five phases and once these are completed, there could be a total of 1,000 homes on the site, a new primary school, shops and a community centre.

DDC will determine the detailed application in the new year.