Harborough Homes Go-Ahead To Be Reviewed

Written by on 5th December 2018

The go-ahead for a new housing estate in Market Harborough is to be reviewed, after six councillors ‘called-in’ the controversial decision.

The planning committee chairman’s casting vote approved the scheme for 128 homes on fields at Burnmill Farm off Kingston Way last night, despite concerns including flooding and construction traffic access.

Developers say mitigation measures will be put in place to address all the worries.

That decision has now been quashed, with the planning application now having to be re-considered by the full-council on a date to be set.

Around 50 residents packed the planning meeting to show their objection.

Cllr Phil Knowles, Leader of the Opposition, instigated the call-in and was backed by five other councillors.

The site at Burnmill Farm

Meanwhile 57 new homes off Angell Drive on the Farndon Fields Estate were also approved, but 46 earmarked for Leicester Lane in Great Bowden were refused because it’s outside development limits for the village set by a Neighbourhood Plan.

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