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Site LocationRevised Plans submitted for Kettering eastern expansion

The planning application for the East Kettering Sustainable Urban Extension was submitted to Kettering Borough Council in July 2007 by Alledge Brook LLP, the joint venture between Bee Bee Developments and Buccleuch Property. Since that time changes have been made to the plans to respond to the comments of the public and stakeholders. The Council is now consulting on those changes, and at the same time consulting on its own policy document to guide the proposals –The East Kettering Strategic Design Supplementary Planning Document – through a series of exhibitions and presentations being held during July and August 2008 – you can see the schedule of events on the right.

The aim is that the application will be determined in the early Autumn.

You can see the original application as submitted, and the proposed changes here.

If you want to comment on the proposals directly to the Council you can do by writing or by email. Send your comments to:

Head of Development Services, Kettering Borough Council
Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX

Email: planning@kettering.gov.uk

Creating a Future for Kettering

Ecology Illustration

The proposals for East Kettering from Alledge Brook LLP bring a new community to the area providing:

  • Quality homes that are needed in the town
  • New jobs to boost the local economy
  • New community facilities for all
  • A greener sustainable development with better parks and sports facilities
  • Improved transport links
  • Better footpaths/cycle routes
  • One third of the development will be green spaces – parks and playing fields
  • The development will help generate an additional £23 million spend in Kettering Town Centre bringing greater improvements and better investments


Meeting the housing challenge

The UK needs to build three million new homes by 2020 to meet housing need and ensure that housing is affordable for young families and first time buyers.

Kettering, as part of the Milton Keynes & South Midlands sub-region, has been identified as one of four national ‘growth areas’ and will benefit from investment in the area’s infrastructure. Over 50,000 homes will be built in North Northamptonshire (Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and East Northants) by 2021 with a further provisional 28,000 by 2031.

Site LocationTo deliver the 13,000 new homes that are needed in Kettering Borough by 2021, the Council is planning to make more intensive use of the existing and brownfield sites in the town. The planning policies also propose a major new development to the east of the town.

The East Kettering development area covers over 300 hectares and extends from the A43 in the north of the site to the A14 in the south.

We have been working on our plans for more than four years. In this period we have held a series of design and environmental workshops for key stakeholders, undertaken widespread consultation including public exhibitions in December 2005 and October 2006, and met with local groups. These consultations helped establish core principles that have underpinned our proposals.



Exhibition Programme

Date Time Place
Sat 5 July 12.00-4.00pm Grange Methodist Church
Mon 7 July 5.00-7.00pm Cranford Village Hall
Tue 15 July 5.00-7.00pm Warkton Village Hall
Thu 17 July 5.00-7.00pm Grafton Underwood Village Hall
Tue 22 July 5.00-7.00pm Ise Pavilion
Thu 24 July 5.00-7.00pm Grange Methodist Church
Wed 30 July 5.00-7.00pm Crescents Community Centre, Avondale
Thu 31 July 5.00-7.00pm Barton Seagrave Community Association
Tue 5 August 5.00-7.00pm Burton Latimer Library

Hearing Your Views

Alledge Brook LLP want the local community to be kept regularly informed of the progress of the project. The Council has formed the East Kettering Liaison Forum which provides an opportunity for local groups to comment on the proposals, or you can contact us directly – contact details are provided here.

Given the scope of issues involved in the application, a variety of stakeholders will also have important roles to play in the project and decision making process, including:

All of whom are commenting on the application.


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