Celebrations after Hillmorton Locks housing plans ‘thrown out’

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Residents are celebrating after plans to build houses near Hillmorton Locks were ‘thrown out’ at a meeting last night.

Rugby Borough Council received an application to build a four-bedroom detached house with an outside store and garage, together with two semi-detached two-bedroom properties, at The Locks, Hillmorton.

Cllr Jim Buckley, ward councillor for Hillmorton, said he was delighted with the decision.

He said: “Hillmorton Locks are beautiful and the area should be protected.

“It’s a Conservation Area and there’s so much history surrounding it.

“It was the right decision and residents are very pleased that the plans were thrown out.

“I had a few calls after last night’s meeting and I could hear the clinking of glasses, so clearly people were celebrating the good news.”

The land is currently used for grazing horses.