Public meeting on resource park plans

A public meeting is being hosted by Gretton Parish Council on plans for a resource recovery park on the outskirts of Corby.

Brook Estates Ltd has applied for planning permission for the park on the Brookfield Plantation, off Gretton Brook Road, The meeting is to be held on Sunday, February 17, at Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, from 3.30pm until 5.30pm, and will be an opportunity for local residents to express their views on the proposed development.

The forum will be chaired by Cllr Andrew Royle, chairman of Gretton Parish Council, and will be attended by members of the parish council, Gretton’s borough councillors Phil Bromhall and Rob McKellar, and the county councillor for Corby’s rural division, Stan Heggs.

Cllr Royle said: “Parish councils can play a vital part in representing the interests of the communities they serve and improving their quality of life and the local environment.

“The location of the development and loss of existing woodland is of major concern and we are committed in our endeavours to ensure that our residents are well informed and that the planning authorities are aware of their concerns.”

More than 600 people have signed a petition opposing the planning application which is out for public consultation.