A proposal to build 120 homes on the edge of Crick village was among the applications discussed by Daventry District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.
Gladman Developments had applied to build the homes on land off Watford Road, leading out of the village towards Watofrd and the A5.
The committee report states the site is beyond the current confines of the village, on a green field site.
The report adds that Daventry district now has a five year housing land supply, and that the new homes were not needed to retain local services, that the impact would be negative on the environment and would lead to irreversible loss of the ridge and furrow on the site in turn having a negative impact on the form and character of the village.
The application was also hampered by an objection from the local lead flood authority as the applicant’s flood risk assessment was described as not complying with the requirements of the National Planning Policy.
Officers had recommended the plans for refusal, and the committee unanimously agreed to follow officers’ advice and refuse planning permission.
Also on the agenda was an application to turn agricultural land to north of Rugby Road, Crick (although in Yelvertoft parish) into a motocross practice facility.
Crick, Yelvertoft and Lilbourne parish councils all objected to the scheme citing noise generated by the motorbikes as a primary concern. But DDC’s planning officers recommended the scheme for approval.
Councillors decided that the application would be ‘inappropriate development in open countryside that would detract from the amenity of the area’ and voted five to four to refuse planning permission.
The committee unanimously voted to refuse plans to built 28 new homes on land adjoining the surgery in West Haddon Road, Guilsborough.
They also unanimously voted to refuse permission for eight homes and extra parking to be built off Back Lane in Brington.