A Northamptonshire MP has urged planners to prioritise brownfield land rather than encouraging developers to ‘speculatively’ apply for planning permission on greenfield sites.
Corby MP Tom Pursglove has written to Rob Bridge, chief executive North Northamptonshire Council (NNC), to voice his and residents’ concerns about a proposed development by IM Properties.
Residents have raised strong objections to the new business park on a 120-acre site between the A605 Thrapston to Oundle road and Titchmarsh.
Plans could see a new facility for Thrapston-based DSV, together with an industrial park.
In his letter to Mr Bridge, Mr Pursglove said: “I am writing to share their views on this proposal and outline my concern about the strong level of local objection that has been expressed.
“…central points of objection relate to the lack of reference to such a development on this land in the Joint Core Strategy, or in any made local plans.”
Residents have highlighted concerns of flood risk, noise and light pollution.
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