Chance for Kettering residents to have their say on planning policy

Kettering Council is holding a series of public consultations on the borough's local plan.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:00 am
Residents have a chance to have their say on a new local plan

The consultation events are an opportunity for residents to discuss the plan and get advice on how to make any representations before thee plans are considered by the planning inspector.

The Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan is part of the North Northamptonshire Development Plan and covers the Kettering borough.

The local plan will provide planning policies to guide future development in Kettering Borough and will allocate land for different uses, such as housing, employment, retail, leisure and community facilities.

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It will also contain policies relating to specific areas such as Rothwell, Desborough and Burton Latimer towns centres.

James Wilson, interim head of development services, said: "The Part 2 Local Plan makes allocations for housing, employment and green spaces in our towns and villages, contributing to policies advocating development in the Joint Core Strategy."

The Joint Core Strategy already covers the whole of North Northamptonshire, while the Part 2 Local Plan covers Kettering borough.

"This plan will further support growth and investment in development across the borough, whilst also providing active green spaces for recreation and relaxation."

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Council's portfolio holder for strategic delivery and environment, said: "A significant amount of council time and effort has gone into collecting the evidence necessary to prepare this local plan.

"I would urge anyone wishing to find out more or comment on the plan, for or against, to attend one of the drop-in events. Officers will be happy to advise on the plan and how to best go about contributing with comments."

The events are being held throughout January:

January 16 - Civic Centre, High Street, Burton Latimer

January 20 - Stoke Albany Village Hall, Ashley Road, Stoke Albany

January 21 - Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough

January 23 - KBC Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering

The closing date for representations is 5.30pm on Wednesday, February 12.

More details on the plan can be found on the council's website by searching 'Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan'.