A planning application for hundreds of new homes in Daventry has been given planning permission.
The planning committee of Daventry District Council approved the plans for 450 new homes and a primary school on Mickle Well Park, a site to the north of the town near Lang Farm, Middlemore and Monksmoor estates.
Councillors voted by five to four in favour of the application after an earlier motion to refuse the plans had been rejected.
The plans from Landform Estates also include a community hall, medical centre, shops, open space, allotments and two form entry primary school.
Planning officials from Daventry District Council had recommended the plans for approval.
Protesters from the Mickle Well Park Opposition Group and the neighbouring village of Welton were outside the council offices staging a peaceful protest against the plans prior to the meeting. Around 75 people attended the protest but it was to no avail as councillors determined that the benefits of the scheme outweighed the adverse impact that it could have.
For more on this story including reaction see next week’s Daventry Express.