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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:00 by Angie Daly
Announcement regarding Planning Application EN/10/000857/OUT - Irthlingborough West
As residents may be aware on Monday 24th November Councillors on East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) Development Control Committee approved an Outline Planning application for the construction of 700 houses on the land between Wellingborough Road and Finedon Road. This site being known as Irthlingborough West. More »
Irthlingborough Town Council wrote to ENC to express their dissatisfaction and disappointment with regards to this decision, listing their reasons for concern. Advice has since been sought on measures that could be taken to reverse this decision.
The Town Council employed the services of an Independent Planning Consultant to determine whether there were legal grounds for this decision to be challenged. The report was completed by the Planning Consultant and was taken to the Town Council Meeting held on 10th March 2015. The conclusion of the report was that there were no grounds to challenge the resolution to approve the application.
The Town Council are strongly opposed to this decision in particular on the grounds of the lack of affordable housing, the inadequacy of the S106 contributions, concerns regarding the PFA process intended to fill the mines and changes to the groundwater regime which may impact on drainage.
However the decision was taken to accept the advice given and focus our efforts on the next stages. It must be remembered that at this moment in time this application is at the Outline Planning Stage, should detailed planning permission be sought the Town Council will be extremely vigilant to ensure that all agreed planning conditions are adhered to. The planning conditions for the site are extensive and can be found on the ENC website planning portal by visiting the following web page:
http://www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/547/development_control_committee, the report listing these conditions can be found under the heading: Item 4 – Planning Application List Reports.
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