Plan for almost 350 homes on edge of Kettering given green light

The development will border Gipsy Lane on one side

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 1:24 pm
The site of the planned 340 homes

An application to build 340 homes on land west of Kettering has been granted approval.

North Northamptonshire Strategic Planning Committee approved the application for the site in Gipsy Lane at a meeting yesterday (June 14).

The 16.92-hectare site is located on the western edge of Kettering within the established settlement boundary and comprises three arable fields.

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The application proposed that 102 properties will be affordable housing with 238 for the open market both offering a mix of one to four bedroom homes and a number of bungalows.

The development will provide one car parking space for the one-bed units, two spaces for the two-three bed units and three spaces for the larger units.

The council received 12 letters of objection from nearby residents.

Objections included concerns on whether Gipsy Lane could absorb the increase in traffic numbers, loss of green space and loss of trees.