Hundreds oppose plans for 230 homes in Stanwick

Plans have gone in for 230 houses in Stanwick
Plans have gone in for 230 houses in Stanwick

Hundreds of objection letters have been received in response to plans for 230 houses on the edge of a village.

The Telegraph recently reported that Gladman Developments Ltd has applied for outline planning permission for up to 230 residential dwellings on land to the north of West Street in Stanwick.

They say it will be a mix of high quality housing types which will provide for varied local housing needs.

Access will be from West Street and the firm says it wants to integrate the proposed development into the surrounding residential area to create a ‘cohesive and unified residential quarter at the western extent of Stanwick.’

But many people living in Stanwick are unhappy about the plans, which will be considered by East Northants Council, and they have started galvanising support to stop the development being approved.

Amanda Roberts is a member of Stanwick Village Residents Group which is against the development.

She said: “We have had 800 objection letters, which is quite a high response.

“It’s a big thing in Stanwick at the moment.

“It is due to go to the planning committee on January 7, but the closing date for representation is November 29.”

As well as the objection letters being passed on by the group to the council, people can comment online by searching for planning application 14/01954/OUT on the planning page on the authority’s website.

Amanda said the group’s concerns include an increase in traffic, the effect on existing facilities as well as generating the need for more, and the impact on the environment and wildlife in that area.

Stanwick Parish Council considered the plans at a recent meeting and they voted unanimously against it.

For more information about the group and its efforts to stop the plans going ahead, go to www.svrg.org.uk.