Six-storey apartment block planned for Kettering car park

A former car park just 100 yards from Kettering's train station could be transformed into a block of flats.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 3:57 pm
An artist's impression of the site.

Developer Bhupinder Takhar wants to build a six-storey apartment block with 28 flats at The Yard in Northfield Avenue, between the double roundabout and Station Road.

If approved the building, with a modern grey and yellow exterior, would be developed on the vacant former car park site. Plans described the 1,300 sq m site as "tricky".

A planning application said: "We believe the proposal embraces the opportunity to significantly improve the street scene.

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This is where the flats would be built. Credit: Google

"The building acknowledges the need for positive contributions to the local area by the embracing of modern architectural features and materials and often [sic] a high quality design on [a] tricky site."

Plans said the "roof line and massing of the fifth-floor penthouse has been designed to reduce the visual impact of the property, whilst still capturing views of the city [sic]".

The developers said they had been careful to make sure the scheme was not overly intrusive.

The residential development would have 14 one-bed flats and 14 two-bed flats. Nine would be affordable housing.

Planning documents added: "The scheme has been designed to offer a variety of apartment types and sizes, in order to create a diverse range of user types."

There would be 21 car parking spaces.

A decision could be made by September 12.