Silverstone village new homes public inquiry

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A public inquiry has opened into plans to build 220 homes on the edge of a Northamptonshire village.

The hearing follows the rejection of the proposals for Silverstone by South Northamptonshire Council.

Developer Barwood appealed against the decision and won a public inquiry.

Residents claim local services are barely adequate for the current size of the village and the new housing would increase its size by 25%. Barwood was not available to comment.

The Northampton-based developer wants to build 220 houses on land between Silverstone village and the A43 dual carriageway.

A group of residents opposed to the development attended the opening of the hearing in Towcester after local South Northamptonshire councillor Dermot Bambridge advised them of the need to state their case.

They claim the village has already had more new homes built than are scheduled in the local plan.

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