Protests outside council chamber

PROTESTERS gathered outside Daventry District Council last night as a controversial planning application was decided.

The crowd gathered as the district council made its decision on the Buckton Fields application to build 1,050 new homes on the edge of White Hills, Northampton.

Although the new estate would form part of Northampton, the land lies just within Daventry district.

Despite rejecting a previous application for a similar scheme, the planning committee this time accepted the proposals, saying worries over increased traffic and the impact on the local area were not enough to block the scheme.