Haddenham-based construction firm Rectory Homes has advised King’s Sutton Parish Council that it is in the early stages of preparing an outline planning application for the residential development of a site located off Hampton Drive and adjacent to Blenheim Rise. (Click here to view. download and/or print the preliminary framework representation of the proposed development.) The company’s plan is to build approximately 30 houses of which half would be “affordable” homes. (That’s in line with the requirement laid down by the South Northamptonshire Council Supplementary Planning Policy Document still in force.)
The site of the proposed development is outside the village confines. However, the company says:
“The intention is to develop roughly half the site for housing with the remainder used for the creation of new open space, habitat creation and other ecological enhancements.”
On July 21, Rectory Homes delivered a presentation to representatives of the parish council. At that presentation, councillors posed a number of questions, some of which were answered at that time.
The Council has asked for information to be provided in written form on various topics, including the following:
In addition, the parish council intends holding a public exhibition to display the proposal to village residents. This would be organised on a drop-in basis over a number of hours and would include presentation boards with representatives from Rectory Homes on hand to answer questions. Details will be announced in due course.
In the meantime, the parish council would welcome written comments on the proposals at this stage from village residents. These should be sent to:
Liz Hart. Clerk
King’s Sutton Parish Council
King’s Sutton Millennium Memorial Hall
Alternatively, use the link below to send Ms Hart an email.
Once Rectory’s outline application has been submitted to West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), the parish council will be consulted on the application in the normal way. This will be advertised on the agendas for the meetings of the planning committee and of the full council. These meetings are open to members of the public to attend. Agendas are posted on the website and on the village noticeboards.
It is at this point that the parish council will consider whether to object to or support the application. If the outline application is approved, Rectory will need to submit further detailed applications, at which point the parish council will be consulted again. Properties adjoining the proposed development will also receive notice of the application and residents may submit their comments directly to WNC, as may any interested party regardless of where they live.
Click here to contact the parish clerk by email.