Hundreds send their views to Rushden Lakes inspector

The Yes2RushdenLakes group
The Yes2RushdenLakes group

Hundreds of people have written to a planning inspector to have their say on the proposed Rushden Lakes development ahead of an inquiry.

Almost 800 letters about the plans for Skew Bridge have been received by the Planning Inspectorate.

A spokesman said: “We’ve had nearly 800 representations to date and people are still continuing to send comments to us.

“There is no deadline as such, because it’s a public inquiry people can continue to send us comments and we will forward them to the inspector.

“Once the hearing has ended, we will send any further comments to the Secretary of State.”

The chairman of the Yes2RushdenLakes group, Helen Danzig, welcomed the news.

She said: “I am ecstatic that 800 people have written to the inspector, but I hope that we can push that figure to 1,000 people.

“I would urge people to please put pen to paper and write to the inspector, or email.

“There is phenomenal support for this locally.”

The group will have a stall at the Higham Ferrers Farmers Market on Saturday, April 27.

To have your say, write to Helen Skinner, The Planning Inspectorate, 3/02 Wing, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS16PN, or email Quote reference number: APP/ G2815/V/12/2190175.