Special meeting to talk about travellers sites in Kettering area

One of the proposed travellers' sites in Scott Road, Kettering
One of the proposed travellers' sites in Scott Road, Kettering

Kettering Council is to hold a special meeting where it will make a recommendation on the number and location of travellers’ pitches in the borough.

The council’s planning policy group is meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, February 19, in the council chamber of its Bowling Green Road offices.

A spokesman for the council said: “The meeting has been called to enable the committee to consider the responses to the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation consultation which was carried out in June and July last year.

“It will make a recommendation on the number and location of pitches and the way forward required to meet the need for Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to 2031.”

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting and address the committee.

The agenda will be published during the week commencing Monday, February 3, and will be available on the Council’s website, www.kettering.gov.uk.

Last year’s consultation about the sites received 1,240 responses.

The council needs to increase the number of pitches for Travellers by 37 over the next two decades until 2031.

Ten pitches have already been identified, but as part of the consultation, the council identified eight main areas where the remaining 27 plots could be located, including Scott Road, Beatrice Road and Crown Street in Kettering, Highcroft Farm in Broughton, Harrington Road in Rothwell, off Finedon Road in Burton Latimer, off Stoke Albany Road in Desborough and Springfields, which is north-west of Braybrooke.