Meeting to be held over new 40 home development

Where the new homes could be built in Staverton
Where the new homes could be built in Staverton

Plans to build a new development on land behind Staverton’s primary school could see the village grow by as much as 20 per cent, according to one resident.

People are being asked to attend a public meeting organised by the parish council at the village hall tonight, Thursday, from 7.30pm, at which they can express any concerns they might have about the proposed development.

Staverton Parish Council announced the meeting after it was approached by a developer currently drawing up plans for 40 new homes.

The speculative application could go before planners at Daventry District Council (DDC) as early as April. One resident has expressed concerns over the plans.

Michael Green, of Braunston Lane said: “Although 40 houses may not seem like a lot it would, in fact, mean an increase of around 20 per cent to the current housing of around 200 houses in the village.

“Imagine the uproar if Daventry was to have a 20 per cent increase in housing in one single development!

“A lot of people in the village are against such a development and would oppose any plan to build on the land by the school which is used by numerous villagers for walking dogs.”