Proposal to build flats on former Satra site in Kettering

The site of the proposed apartments
The site of the proposed apartments

People are being given the chance to comment on plans to build flats on the site of the former Satra building in Kettering.

Developers McCarthy and Stone propose building 42 retirement living apartments and 56 assisted living (extra care) apartments, specifically designed to meet the needs of people in later life.

The plans, for the site in Rockingham Road, are still at a preliminary stage and no planning application has been submitted.

The public exhibition marks the next stage of the community consultation and will be held from 3pm to 7pm on Monday, February 8, at the Kettering Christian Centre, 2a Pollard Street, Kettering.

Regional managing director at McCarthy and Stone Mark Wright said: “We want to hear from the local community and our future home-owners before we finalise our plans.

“We will be displaying our preliminary plans and ideas at a public exhibition where our project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback on what we have done so far.

“The comments we receive will help us tailor and refine our proposals.

He continued: “Our proposal provides an important opportunity to deliver a sensitive residential development that will significantly improve the housing choices for older people in this part of Kettering, while regenerating a soon-to-be vacant brownfield site.”