Extraordinary meeting over 700 homes for Irthlingborough

Land to extend Huxlow is part of the plans to be discussed next week

Land to extend Huxlow is part of the plans to be discussed next week

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Plans for a major expansion to the west of Irthlingborough will be considered at an extraordinary meeting next week.

The proposed mixed use development is located above abandoned Ironstone mines and includes residential development for up to 700 homes, commercial development for business, industrial and storage use, land for the expansion of Huxlow Science College and drainage and highways infrastructure including a new roundabout on Finedon Road (A6).

Several rounds of consultation have been conducted since this application was first submitted in 2010 and further information has been submitted to enable a full assessment of the scheme.

Details of the proposal can be viewed at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/planning using application number 10/00857/OUT.

Chairman of East Northants Council’s development control committee Cllr Pauline Bradberry said: “Due to the scale of the application, we decided to hold an extraordinary meeting where we can dedicate significant time to discussing the benefits and risks of the proposal.

“As with all council meetings, members of the public are welcome to come along to the council chamber in Thrapston and hear the discussions or to voice their opinions.”

To speak at the meeting, people can contact the planning committee clerk on 01832 742198 by 5pm on Friday, November 21.

The agenda for this meeting will be available four working days before the meeting at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/agendas and at the customer service centres in Thrapston, Rushden and Oundle.

The meeting will be at the council offices in Thrapston at 7pm on Monday, November 24.