Large turn-out expected at meeting over extension plans for Raunds business park

The plans to extend Warth Park will be considered next Wednesday
The plans to extend Warth Park will be considered next Wednesday

Plans to extend a business park on the outskirts of Raunds could be approved next week.

Roxhill Developments wants to extend Warth Park with plans to develop two distribution buildings containing warehousing space with ancillary office, office and research and development space as well as vehicular access.

Earthworks and landscaping are also part of the plans, including the creation of drainage features with green infrastructure and landscaping including along Meadow Land and land at the end of Scalley Way.

But the plans, which will be considered by East Northants Council next week, have attracted a lot of opposition.

Due to the high level of interest in the application, anyone wanting to attend next week’s meeting is being asked to register beforehand.

A statement published on East Northants Council’s website this week said: “The Warth Park planning application is being considered by the planning management committee on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at 7pm.

“Due to the high public interest in the application and the limited space available for the public to observe the meeting, members of the public are required to register their intention to attend, on a first come first served basis, by contacting democratic services on 01832 742198 or email ltyers@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk.”

Officers have recommended that the plans are approved subject to the completion of a section 106 agreement in respect of developer contributions and external works.

The meeting is taking place in the council chamber at the East Northants Council offices in Cedar Drive, Thrapston.