The West Northants Council Consultation Document asks for your views on
1,500 to 5,000 houses to be built as a new settlement to the south of Long Buckby.
In reality it will make Long Buckby four times as big!!!
email: strategic firstname.lastname@example.org
write to: Strategic Plan, West Northamptonshire Council,
The Guildhall, Northampton NN11DE
Some of the reasons for objections which can be adapted to use in your response:
1 This proposal for LB is not a new settlement, merely an urban extension
2 The road network to the A5 having to cross M1/Rail/Canal is not suitable
3 The edge of the proposal butts onto Flood Zone 3
4 The historic centre of Long Buckby is a conservation area and the scale of proposal will have an adverse impact
5 The already congested roads in the middle of village would be unable to cope; houses are cracking, the drainage and pipework are crumbling.
6 If allowed, Long Buckby would have almost 7,000 houses and become a small town. This is a quadrupling of the current size.
7 The presence of the outdated Railway Station does not justify this level of expansion – service level is very poor at this station.
8 Why does WNC not consider creating a large number of the 30,000 houses in one completely new settlement along the lines of Mawsley in the north?
9 The already agreed NE extension of Daventry will come almost to the A5.
With this proposal Long Buckby will be nearly joined to Daventry.