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Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan

The Site Specific Proposals LDD, now entitled the Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan (SSP2), when adopted, will form part of the North Northamptonshire Development Plan. The Plan will cover the whole of Kettering Borough with the exception of issues addressed in the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and the Area Action Plan for Kettering Town Centre.  The Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation Policy is being progressed outside of the main Part 2 Local Plan.

The SSP2 will allocate land for housing, employment, retail, leisure and community facilities and will contain policies relating to specific areas such as Rothwell, Desborough, Burton Latimer, the villages and towns centres and topics such as Local Green Space, Green Infrastructure and Settlement Boundaries.

The SSP2 was submitted to the Secretary of State on 28 May 2020 for examination by a Planning Inspector. Hearing sessions took place in October 2020 and a consultation on Main Modifications took place from 19 March to 30 April 2021. The Inspector’s Report was received on 2 July 2021. The Report states that with the Inspector’s recommended Main Modifications the Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan is ‘sound’. The SSP2 is now being taken through the Council’s committee process for a decision to be made on adoption of the plan. The Inspector’s report and recommendations will be considered by the Executive Committee on 30 September 2021, the Plan will need to be taken to Full Council for a decision to be made on adoption, a provisional date for Full Council has been set for 1 December 2021.

Information about the examination process can be accessed from the Council’s Local Plan Examination web page:

Information on earlier stages in the preparation of the document is available using the links in the table below.

The timescale for the progress to date and programme going forward is set out below: 

Stage in Production Timescale
Background work June 2008 to February 2009
Background papers  
Issues consultation April 2009
Development of options April 2009 to February 2012
Options consultation March - May 2012
Gypsy and traveller accommodation options consultation June - July 2013
Housing allocation assessment of additional sites and update October 2013
Historically and visually important local green space October - December 2015
Draft plan for consultation June - July 2018
Publication consultation December 2019 - February 2020
Submission to Secretary of State May 2020
Examination in public Autumn 2020
Adoption December 2021