New wedding venue planned for village near Kettering

A new wedding venue made up of teepees could be created in Pytchley.

Saturday, 13th January 2018, 5:00 am
A proposal of the teepees NNL-181201-120341005
A proposal of the teepees NNL-181201-120341005

Plans have been submitted to create the venue on land at The Elms off Isham Road, which would operate between March 1 and October 31 every year for five years.

It would be used for events such as weddings, which could accommodate 240 people.

A planning statement said: “It is intended that the proposed development would be used for no more than an average of three functions per week throughout the period for which consent is sought.

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“The proposal will allow for the complementary diversification of both the existing agricultural business as well as support a number of local SMEs within Kettering and Northamptonshire.”

The four teepees would be formed of four sections constructed of timber poles, each which will resemble a triangle form to reflect a traditional teepee tent.

A fabric canopy is then stretched over the poles and pegged to the ground.

It’s estimated that the site would create the equivalent of nine full-time jobs.

A temporary car park for 100 cars would also be created.

Access to the site will be provided by an enhanced farm access off Isham Road.

A consultation event was held before the application, which was attended by 50 people mainly from the village.

Issues they raised included: potential noise impact on nearby residential properties, potential issues of anti-social behaviour, additional traffic through the village, impact on recreational users of footpaths within the site and potential employment opportunities for local residents.

A decision on the plans could be made by March 2.