Brixworth homes plan approved by councillors

Brixworth is full banners at Daventry District Council
Image caption Campaigners against the plans said the roads are often grid locked

Plans for 150 homes to be built near a Northamptonshire village have been approved despite concerns from local campaigners about congestion.

The houses will be built by Barratt on the edge of Brixworth near Daventry.

Opponents of the plans said they felt the houses have been "dumped on them," to meet housing targets.

Proposals were approved by Daventry District Council on Wednesday following recommendations of planning officers.

Officers said the houses, which will be built to the east of Northampton Road, would help the district meet its housing targets.

Bob Chattaway, chairman of Brixworth Residents Against New Development, said: "We've obviously been made the sacrificial lamb for the belief that having a five-year land supply is the thing that matters.

"I just feel they've dumped it on Brixworth."

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