‘Late objection’ delays decision on controversial Little Stanion £2m payment appeal

Councillors met tonight to discuss the issue

Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 8:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th July 2020, 8:40 pm
The meeting was held virtually via Zoom this evening

Corby Borough Council’s planning committee have tonight (Wednesday, July 8) deferred a decision over whether to allow the developer of Little Stanion to scrap a £2m payment for community facilities in Corby.

The section 106 cash, which would have totalled £2.076m, would mostly have gone to pay for extra educational facilities in a town creaking under the weight of its school places crisis.

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This morning an objection was made by Northants County Council and this afternoon Little Stanion Parish Council told NT reporters they hadn’t been consulted over the proposal.

Because of the NCC objection, which was made on the grounds that the S106 agreement serves a ‘useful purpose’ for education and highways in Corby, councillors at tonight’s meeting voted to defer their decision while that objection is properly considered.

Local campaigners will now hope that their own objections can be submitted and considered by the committee, chaired by Cllr Julie Riley.