A14 business park plans to be submitted in May

A map showing the approximate location of the planned business park (in light blue)
A map showing the approximate location of the planned business park (in light blue)

The firm behind a potential new business park near junction 10 of the A14 which could include a hotel and restaurant say they are preparing to submit a planning application in late May.

Roxhill Developments Ltd hosted a public exhibition in Burton Latimer on March 27 where people could look at and comment on the proposals for the 75 acre site.

The firm says the site will generate about 3,000 jobs.

Kate Bedson, senior development director, added: “This is a really exciting scheme for Kettering, and we have been working closely with Kettering Borough Council and Burton Latimer Town Council as we shape our plans in partnership with the local community.”

Roxhill says the site has been identified by the North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit as an area fit for development for employment use.

A spokesman for Roxhill added: “The site will be a key part of the sustainable growth strategy of north Northamptonshire to 2031, providing much needed new infrastructure and jobs to balance new housing growth proposed in Kettering.”

As part of the scheme, junction 10 of the A14 would be upgraded to increase its vehicle capacity from about 3,500 vehicles per hour to about 6,500 per hour. Roxhill says the development would require about half that capacity,

An outline planning application is expected to be submitted in late May of this year, to go before Kettering Council in the autumn and with potential work to start in spring 2014.

The outline plans will be for a mix of uses on the site, including offices, industrial and manufacturing units, warehousing and some ‘ancillary’ uses which can include pubs and restaurants, hotels, a crèche or car showrooms.

Visit www.roxhill.co.uk/portfolio/kettering for more information.