UPDATE 4th March 16:
The planning inspector has now made his decision to grant planning permission for up to 1000 new houses.
Full details can be found here:
Thank you for all your support.
Hardingstone is a village in Northamptonshire, England. We love it. What we particularly love is the beautiful countryside, green fields and farm land that rolls unchecked for miles.
That’s a rare sight in this day and age, eh?
But now our village, steeped in history, is under threat.
To be honest, it has been brewing for years. There’s a housing shortage in the UK and green belt farmland, supposedly protected, has been a soft target for the builders because it is cheaper than developing brown field sites which need regeneration.
Hardingstone has provided new houses where it can, in small developments that the village can absorb. However now it could fall victim to a massive expansion, cutting it off from the countryside and doubling its size. We don’t think the roads would cope, we don’t think the schools would cope, and we don’t think Hardingstone could keep its village and community spirit.
That’s why we’re here. To voice the concern and stop the proposed development of 1000s new houses in the village.
We’re saying this.
Keep Hardingstone a village and say NO to the developers who plan to destroy it.
Everyone must OBJECT NOW, time is running out.
HARDINGSTONE VILLAGE ACTION GROUP
THIS MAYBE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED
We need your help once again to come along and attend the Northampton Borough Council Planning Committee meeting where they are going to vote whether to Approve or Reject this planning application. Please can we ask as many people as possible to come along to the meeting to show our strong local opposition on Tuesday 6th May 14 at the Guildhall at 6pm.
Thank you to everyone who showed their support last night. For those of you who are not aware Northampton Borough Council Planning Committee agreed to REJECT this planning application.
The Developers may decide to appeal this decision so please keep checking back to find out the latest information.
An Appeal has now been made so please look at our Appeal 2015 page for further information, time is running out.
A Public Enquiry will now take place starting on the 16th June 2015 at 10am to the 19th June and then the 23rd – 26th June. This will take place at the Captains Suite, The Saints Rugby Ground, Weedon Road, Northampton, NN5 5BG.
Once again please come along and show your support.