Help us set the tone for the place you live in - Public Consultation
Published Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Local Development Framework
Help us set the tone for the place you live in. The Council is consulting on one of its key planning documents now. This document sets out where new development might go, how the environment is protected and what design standards we want for this area.
The consultation on the Site Specific Proposals Local Development Document (LDD for short) commenced on 12th March 2012.
This document, once adopted, will contain planning policies which will guide all future development and decision making on all planning applications across the whole of the Borough. The Borough Council have already held two successful events on the Horsemarket in Kettering where 138 people came along to talk to Officers and Councillors about proposals outlined in the document.
People across the Borough are invited to attend one of our remaining events to discuss the options put forward in the document which propose the allocation of land for housing, employment, retail and leisure and community facilities. The document also looks at design, affordable housing, protection of the open countryside; and protection of environmental assets.
The remaining events include:
Civic Centre, High Street, Burton Latimer, Thursday 29 March, 2pm 8pm
Methodist Church, Rothwell, Tuesday 10 April, 2pm 8pm
Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough, Thursday 12 April, 2pm 8pm
All members of the public, stakeholders and interested parties are invited to attend any of the remaining drop-in events to view documents, speak to officers and make written comments with regards to any of the widespread and varied options which are contained within the document.
Cath Bicknell, Kettering Borough Councils Head of Development Services said This is a great opportunity to help shape the Boroughs future. Please take a few minutes to look at the options on our website or at one of the planned events and send your comments to the Council.
Councillor Russell Roberts, Leader of Kettering Borough Council says "We are at the moment consulting with the Public on our Site Specific Proposals. It is our way of working with the community to ensure that we all have a clear understanding of where, if any, future developments will take place. This is very important and this document will help to shape the future of Kettering Borough. It is our chance to influence where the jobs, houses and open spaces might be. I urge you to get along to one of these drop-in events and have your say."
The consultation closes at 5.30pm on 23rd April 2012.