Inquiry into village homes plan

A public inquiry into Wellingborough Council’s decision to turn down plans to build houses on land outside Irchester has started.

In February, Wellingborough Council refused permission for Barwood Strategic Land to build a 149-house development in open countryside outside Irchester.

People living in the village have already successfully opposed a smaller development on the same site.

They have now lodged 889 objections against the new proposal.