But it’s not a new phenomenon: 25 years ago, people power took on one such huge development in the county and, some may claim, won.
He then answers: “Unlikely, totally, for there is a need and a commitment to all types of housing among the 1,000 private homes, from first-time to big and best and 15 per cent for local authority or housing association homes.”
The proposed village “with its pond and main street with front doors opening on to it, looks attractive in plan form with lots of cul de sacs and one horse-shoe through road.”
Simpkin then poses the question: “Will Kettleby Magna become a development of detached executive residences?”
Indeed, the “master plan’’ did look very green and the housing low-density.