Travellers park up on land just off the A14 at Kettering

The site has stood empty for 10 years

The site has stood empty for 10 years

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A number of Travellers have parked up on land just off the A14 near Kettering.

Several caravans have moved onto Cransley Park, a piece of land just off the A43 where it joins the A14 at Kettering which has been awaiting development for 10 years.

The Cransley Park site just off the A43 and A14 at Kettering

The Cransley Park site just off the A43 and A14 at Kettering

A spokesman for the Countywide Traveller Unit, a single body that manages unauthorised encapments and Gypsy and Traveller-related issues on behalf of local authorities, said: “We are aware of seven caravans.

“It is private land so in this instance, our role is to just give advice to the landowner.”

Plans to build a business park including offices and a hotel on the former Cransley Iron Works site were first submitted in 2006.

Revised plans went in earlier this year to increase the number of warehouses at the Cransley Park site, which were approved.

To read more about the plans, click here