Delay on new homes verdict

Kilsby Action Group
Kilsby Action Group

People living in Kilsby will have to wait a little longer to find out whether there will be new homes in their village.

The planning committee of Daventry District Council (DDC) has deferred a decision on the proposal which would see 40 new homes built on land off Daventry Road. Objections were made by the parish council and residents living in Kilsby.

Resident Rob Chamberlain said: “We have DIRFT III which is coming soon, and while we or this council can do nothing about it, there will be another 6,200 homes built half a mile away from the village. To put the size of this development in context, it will be four times the size of Long Buckby.”

“This is in addition to a number of applications which could see up to 300 homes built in the village.”

The district councillor for the area Cllr Catherine Lomax said: “The recent red routes survey released have shown that the accidents that involve injury between January 2011 and December 2013 was 42 per cent compared to just 20 per cent nationally. If this application was to go ahead, the traffic would increase and the problems would get worse.”

An independent traffic survey will be carried out before the application is reconsidered.

The council also delayed a decision on the appearance, layout and landscape of 200 homes in Woodford Halse. It will look into the possibility of affordable housing, bungalows, landscape treatment and investigation of broadband connections for the site.