Exhibition on resource recovery park plan

Woodland off Gretton Brook Road, near Corby
Woodland off Gretton Brook Road, near Corby

A public consultation event is being held this month on plans for a resource recovery park near Corby.

An exhibition on the project is being held on Friday, February 15, from 1pm until 4.30pm, and on Saturday, February 16, from 10am until 4pm, at Gretton village hall.

Gretton Brook Estates Limited has submitted an outline planning application for the park, planned for a site off Gretton Brook Road, to Corby Council.

If approved, the park would bring together businesses, industries and technologies, which would use the resource value of waste and renewable energy to support their enterprises.

The exhibition will give residents the chance to ask developers questions about the park.

Doug Wright, managing director of Gretton Brook Estates, said: “This event will give us an opportunity to communicate with the public to explain our intentions and for the public to ask any questions about the proposal. I welcome the opportunity to engage in this way.”

There will also be an exhibition on the resource recovery park in the foyer of the Cube in Corby between Monday, February 18, and Friday, February 22.

The exhibition will be unmanned and will be on view during the Cube’s normal opening hours.

Details of the proposals are also available online at www.grettonbrookestates.co.uk.

Developers say the project has already generated considerable interest from investors, prospective tenants and contractors and Gretton Brook Estates Limited is confident that the project, if approved, will be a success.

The scheme will include the development of 28 hectares of community woodland, a network of rides and pathways and will connect to the existing public right of way. There will also be a range of visitor facilities including a car park, footpaths and benches.

Hundreds of people from Corby and the surrounding area have signed an online petition, started by borough councillor Rob McKellar, calling for Corby Council to reject the proposals.

They claim the park will hinder Corby’s growth, damage the landscape and kill numerous animal species and their woodland habitats.