Plans for 130 homes in Oundle recommended for approval

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Plans for the construction of up to 130 homes at Cotterstock Road in Oundle, Northamptonshire have been tipped for the green light by East Northamptonshire Council.

Gladman Developments Ltd are behind the application for the 6.7 hectare site.

75 letters of objection have been submitted.

A council document reads: “The principle of developing the site is considered to be acceptable as there is an identified need for housing in Oundle in accordance with the adopted Development Plan.

“Whilst the proposal would have a visual impact, it is not considered to be a detrimental one and matters of appearance, scale and layout are all matters for later consideration.

“The Local Highways Authority has an objection to the proposal, but at the time of writing this report a re-consultation has been issued based on revised information received from the applicant.

“Matters of neighbouring amenity, ecology, flooding, crime and all other matters have been satisfactorily addressed or are not relevant to the outline application and will be assessed at the later relevant reserved matters stages.

“Overall, Officers do not consider that there is justification to refuse planning permission and as such a recommendation for approval has been put forward.”

The application is to be decided on at the council’s planning committee on 13 November.