Plans for up to 1,220 homes and a link road in east Leighton have been approved after a heated planning meeting held today.
More than 50 residents turned out to Astral Park to oppose plans for two sites which will now be significantly transformed over the next decade.
Following hours of debate it was agreed that developer Arnold White Estates’ outline planning applications for 950 homes on Chamberlains Barn Quarry and 270 homes on Stearn Land should be approved, while full planning application consent for a link road from Heath Road to Vandyke Road was also given.
The decisions came despite strong warnings from councillors and residents that the plans will have a number of negative implications for Leighton and Linslade, as well as neighbouring villages Eggington and Heath and Reach.
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