Kettering pub could be converted into flats

The Melton Arms.
The Melton Arms.

A former Kettering pub could be converted into flats after nobody took on the lease of the site.

The old Melton Arms in Melton Street has been vacant for the past two years.

It was advertised for rental but plans have now gone in to convert it into four living spaces after a ‘lack of serious interest’.

A planning document reads: “The conversion will provide much-needed affordable housing in the area for individuals wishing to reside in this area.

“It will also benefit for key workers with local public transport routes and within 10-minute walking distance from the town centre.

“The proposal within this property is considered to be entirely appropriate to this road location, as this is one of the branches off the main street (Rockingham Road) to the town centre.

“The proposal for the creation of three flats and one dwelling will not have any adverse impact on the character of the area.

“Instead the proposal will help keep with the character of its neighbouring building and not stand out as an individual property to the public eye.”

To view the plans, click here.

A decision is expected by April 12.