Homes in Long Buckby turned down by Daventry District Council

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An application to build up to 87 new homes in Long Buckby has been refused by Daventry District Council.

The council’s planning committee voted against the outline application by Gladman Developments for Brington Road in the village on Wednesday night.

The officer’s report stated that the district has a proven five-year housing land supply, and that this particular application did not provide enough benefits for the community to outweigh the negatives of the scheme.

The report recommended the application for refusal and concluded: “The proposal would represent an unsustainable form of development which conflicts with the provisions of the development plan.”

A representative of the Brington Road Action Group presented the objections raised to the scheme by local people to the councillors.

Cllr Alan Chantler said: “We will not build houses in locations like this unless we have to.”

The committee voted to refuse permission to the scheme, but chairman Cllr Steve Osborne pointed out the applicant had a history of appealing against such refusals.

Daventry District Council’s general plan is to concentrate new building of homes around Daventry to provide a larger mass of people in order to attract in developers to improve local shopping and leisure facilities.