Plans for 404 new homes in Earls Barton to be discussed

Three separate plans for new homes in Earls Barton will be discussed tonight
Three separate plans for new homes in Earls Barton will be discussed tonight
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Councillors will meet to discuss three planning applications proposing more than 400 new homes for Earls Barton.

Members of Wellingborough Council’s planning committee will consider the three separate applications at a meeting at Swanspool House, Wellingborough, starting at 7pm tonight (Wednesday).

First on the agenda is a plan submitted by BDW Trading Limited for up to 280 dwellings on land off Main Road and Northampton Road in Earls Barton.

The application is described in the council report as a ‘major development in conflict with the prevailing development plan and attracting a signigicant number of representations.’

More than 30 representations have been submitted to the council ahead of tonight’s meeting, with a mixed response from both those in favour and against.

Council officers have recommended the application is granted outline planning application subject to the completion of a suitable Section 106 agreement or unilateral undertaking with conditions.

The second application is for up to 85 houses on land between and behind 154 and 153 Station Road in the village.

The application has been made by J M Beatty, I S Clark and Redrow Homes South Midlands.

Council officers have recommended it is approved subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement despite 191 individual letters of objection being sent to the council.

A petition with 601 signatures on it has also been received by the authority.

The final plan to be discussed tonight is for 39 houses on land to the rear of 1 to 27 Thorpe Road, off Station Road in Earls Barton.

The application by Bowbridge Land Limited has attracted 200 letters of objection and a 601-signature petition.

However, council officers have recommended it is approved subject to conditions and a Section 106 agreement.

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