Clapham Cllr Jane Walker has labelled plans to build 800 – 900 homes in Clapham as ‘too much’ for the village to take.
Bedford Borough Council is currently consulting on its Local Plan 2032 which has set out plans for new employment, infrastructure and thousands of new homes in the urban and rural areas.
Clapham is the village with by far the largest allocation of homes in the Borough with 800 – 900 new houses earmarked over the Local Plan period.
Cllr Walker, who is supporting Clapham Parish Council which says it will fight against the plans, told the Bedfordshire on Sunday:
‘We do want more houses so that our children can choose to stay in the community when they move out of their parents homes, but this is too much.
‘It would change the face of Clapham. The village is far too small to support this development, there are already concerns about traffic in the area and it would eat into the country fields.’