Bid to build self-storage facility on outskirts of Kettering

Plans have been submitted

By Sam Wildman
Sunday, 21st June 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Sunday, 21st June 2020, 10:30 am
How the unit would look.
How the unit would look.

A self-storage firm wants to build a new unit on the edge of Kettering.

Tonsley GS Ltd - which provides self-storage rooms for "household and business" items - has applied to create the development in Weekley Wood Avenue, near the petrol station.

They say the 1,440 sq m unit, which will be yellow and grey to those driving past on the A43, will create four full-time jobs.

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In a planning statement, they said: "The proposed development will support economic growth, will create new jobs and will provide storage and distribution operations in a suitably accessible location."

If approved the building will be 14m high - one metre higher than the nearby police hub.

The development would be accessed from Weekley Wood Avenue off the A43 ‘hamburger roundabout’ and would have 15 parking spaces.

Its opening hours were unknown at this stage according to plans.

The planning statement added: "Fundamentally, the scheme offers a sustainable form of development which will make a modest contribution from an employment land supply perspective.

"The layout, design and overall appearance of the scheme proposal has been formulated in a manner that is demonstrably respectful to the characteristics of the local area, which predominately comprises a business park setting."

All scattered trees located on the site will be retained and incorporated into the landscaping.

A decision on the plan could be made by Kettering Council by September 25.