Homes plan for disused Kettering factory

Kettering Front view on the corner of Field street and Dryden street old factory before being renevated into flats.

Kettering Front view on the corner of Field street and Dryden street old factory before being renevated into flats.

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A disused factory could be turned into more than 40 affordable homes.

The factory on the corner of Field Street and Dryland Street, in Kettering, is the subject of a planning application to turn the site into 44 homes.

Developers Nottingham Community Housing and Lindum want to demolish buildings fronting Dryland Street and Field Street to make room for houses, with the remainder of the building being converted into 14 apartments.

The proposal will be decided at Kettering Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday, June 19, and officers have recommended that the plan is given the go-ahead.

Development officer Michael Boniface said in the planning report: “The proposed development accords with both national and local planning policy.

“The levels of parking provision, highway congestion, and loss of existing buildings, are material planning considerations but do not outweigh the benefits of the scheme.”

The developers will give more £70,000 to local amenities in S106 money.

Ten objections were submitted against the application.