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Latest Plans for Buckton Fields still unacceptable says Lib Dem

October 18, 2010 9:00 AM

Andrew at Buckton Fields near Smiths Farm shopLib Dem Parliamentary spokesperson for Northampton North has criticised amended plans for land at Buckton Fields for 1,050 new houses. The amended application has been submitted to Daventry District Council who will decide what goes ahead.

"These proposals still result in an unacceptable loss of green space to the north of Northampton and will create yet pressure on local services to the detriment of residents living in the area". said Andrew "We already have major bottle necks on our roads such as at the Cock Hotel junction and adding 1,050 houses with associated cars into that mix is madness".

Previous plans for 1,250 houses were submitted in 2007 and then a separate application for 500 houses on part of the site in 2009. Liberal Democrat campaigners have long fought against development on the site and Andrew Simpson presented a petition to Downing Street earlier in the year against Labour's plans for massive house building on the town.

"We need new houses but they should be first built on brownfield sites before greenfield" said Andrew. "Then only if money is spent on the local infrastructure to ensure the addition impact on services can be met. The big problem for any development in the north of the town is that there are no sustainable transport links so all it does is add to already congested roads."

Daventry District Council are consulting over the plans with comments needing to be submitted by 27th October. See link below for details. planning application number is DA/2007/1400

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