Details revealed for new Kettering housing development

The site just off Gipsy Lane in Kettering
The site just off Gipsy Lane in Kettering

Details of a potential 350-home development on the edge of Kettering have been revealed in a letter sent to the council.

The letter was included as part of a package sent to Kettering Council to gauge the authority’s opinion on whether an environmental impact assessment will be required for the site, which lies between Gipsy Lane and the A14 near the Westhill development, which is currently under construction.

In its covering letter Carter Jonas, agent for the Peterborough Diocesan Board of Finance, revealed more information about the scheme, saying that the development would also include a small retail unit as well as a number of open spaces. The plans have not yet been formally submitted, although Carter Jonas suggested that an outline application is in the pipeline.

Kettering Council’s housing allocation plan suggested that the site would be able to accommodate about 480 homes.

However, Carter Jonas suggest in its letter that 350 is a more realistic number.

It adds: “The site is considerably restrained by the presence of the A14 on the western boundary.

“The extent of ‘developable’ land is somewhat restricted.

“The proposed 350 units is more realistic in terms of both constraints and good masterplanning.”

Last month, a public exhibition was held by Carter Jonas at the nearby Wrenn Spinney School to give residents an opportunity to see the plans.