Plans go in for Sikh temple in Kettering

How the temple could look.

How the temple could look.

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A new Sikh temple could be built in Kettering’s Rockingham Road.

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sikh Temple want to build the temple at 91-95, which has been vacant for a number of years.

Plans went in last year but they were withdrawn due to a lack of information.

A previous landowner had cleared the housing and had applied for planning approval to build a care home, but the site is still vacant and awaiting a new building.

If approved, the temple would also have a car park to the rear which would have space for up to 36 cars.

It will be used for community care and religious purposes, as well as for weddings and festivals.

A planning document reads: “The proposed development is sufficient for the proposed use that will serve the immediate and surrounding areas of Kettering.

“This will be the only facility of its type to not only serve the Sikh community of Kettering but also the wider local community.

“The use proposed integrates into the surrounding area and will not have a detrimental effect on neighbouring properties.

“The proposed facility represents a multi-million-pound investment by the applicant and is a demonstration of the commitment and confidence of the applicant in the future vibrancy and wellbeing of the local area of Kettering.”

A decision could be made by May 18.

To view the plans, click here.