Controversial plans for a new housing estate in Market Harborough were approved for a second time last night.
The Full Council met to re-consider the proposal for 128 houses on land at Burnmill Farm, off Kingston Way, after the first go-ahead decision last month was ‘called-in’ by concerned councillors.
Over 90 concerned residents packed the Harborough Council meeting, with representatives speaking of their concerns, including traffic impact, potential flooding and noise.
Despite some opposition Liberal Democrat councillors voting against the plan, permission was handed to David Wilson Homes.
Before Christmas, residents hired a lorry which they said demonstrated the difficulty construction traffic will have in accessing the site from Kingston Way.
A spokesperson for David Wilson Homes said: “We’ve worked closely alongside Harborough District Council and Leicestershire County Council’s Highways Departments to establish an appropriate construction traffic strategy for the Burnmill Farm development.
“The proposed construction traffic route limits the use of Kingston Way for abnormal loads only. All other construction traffic will route via the existing farm track access off Burnmill Road.
“The proposed site access and construction traffic strategy is safe and suitable which was proven with our own demonstration using the appropriately sized vehicle.
“The relevant Highway Authority, Leicestershire County Council, has not raised any concerns or objections regarding the proposals.”