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Development of Greenfield Land (Irchester, Northamptonshire)

Petitions – in the House of Commons at 9:20 pm on 19th June 2012.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 9:20 pm, 19th June 2012

I rise to present a petition signed by 2,012 people from the village of Irchester—half its male population. It concerns development outside the village boundary to which all three political parties were opposed before the last local elections. The leading signatories are Mr Chris Stening, Mr Tony Skipper and Mr Richard Webb.

The petition states:

The Humble Petition of residents of Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,

Sheweth, that any proposed residential development on Green Field sites, outside the village boundary policy line, would put a great strain on Irchester’s infrastructure and have a huge damaging impact on the local environment.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House requests the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to urge the Northamptonshire County Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough and the Parish Council of Irchester to ensure that no such development takes place.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.