Plans for a 230-home development on the edge of a village have been submitted.
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.
The firm held a public consultation earlier this year to gauge people’s views, but when the Telegraph spoke to residents at the time, they said they fear the village is starting to sprawl.
Now the outline planning application has gone in, residents can have their say and send any concerns or comments they have to East Northamptonshire Council, which will consider the plans.
Documents submitted as part of the application say the development 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.’
The design and access statement to be considered by councillors states: “It is proposed that the site is developed for housing.
“This is an appropriate use for the site given that it is bounded to the east by existing residential property and is located in a sustainable location in terms of accessibility.
“The masterplan framework layout provides for approximately 230 dwelling units ranging in typology to serve the existing demand for family homes in Stanwick.
“New housing on the site will respond positively to the urban fringe setting and form an attractive addition to the village.
“The location of the site provides a natural area of growth on the western extent of Stanwick village and ensures that the strategic gap between the village and neighbouring town of Raunds is maintained.”
When details first emerged about the proposed scheme, a Facebook campaign group was set up and more than 100 people attended a meeting of Stanwick Parish Council to raise their concerns about it.
Anyone who wants to comment on the plans for Stanwick can search for planning application 14/01954/OUT on the planning page on the council’s website.
For more details about the developer and other schemes it is involved with, including several sites in Northamptonshire, go to www.gladman.co.uk.