Northamptonshire landfill site plan discussed by residents

Around 70 residents in a Northamptonshire village turned out to discuss plans to change a fishing lake into a landfill site.

A public meeting was held on Tuesday to express concerns over the proposal for a six-acre site in Pitsford.

Peter Bennie Ltd has tendered a planning application that will see the lake disappear and a recycling unit set up.

The current owners have said new landscaping would be an improvement.

The meeting was set up by Pitsford Parish Council, which will meet again on Monday to discuss the points raised.

Council clerk Lynne Compton said: "The parish council is objecting to the application and information from last night's meeting will help us to formulate our response."

Around 100 apologies from people were received by those who could not attend Tuesday's consultation meeting.

Owner of the Pitsford Fishery Bill Hulme has said natural habitat and trees would be part of the new landscape and this would be attractive to wildlife.

The landfill would be mainly soil and stone and once complete there would be less traffic.

"There will be no lorries within a mile of the site and what we are doing will not make any difference to residents," he said.

"What will remain will be just as nice as the the present site," he said.

Northamptonshire County Council will consider the application later in the year.

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