Plans submitted for 109,000 square metre Northamptonshire logistics park

A developer has submitted revised plans for a 109,000 square metre distribution park to the south east of Kettering in Northamptonshire.

An artist's impression of Kettering Gateway. Image credit: Segro Roxhill
An artist's impression of Kettering Gateway. Image credit: Segro Roxhill

Developer Segro Roxhill is seeking permission from Kettering Borough Council for its Kettering Gateway scheme on a 49 hectare site next to Latimer Business Park.

The proposed buildings range in size from 1,600 square metres to 84,000 square metres and include light industrial and distribution facilities as well as ancillary offices and a petrol station.

Outline consent was previously granted to the applicant for a similar scheme in October 2014. 

The site is currently vacant except for an internal estate road which was granted permission in April 2017 and built in the summer of that year. 

The application will be considered in accordance with the North Northamptonshire joint core strategy, which was adopted in July 2016

Kettering Council has set a target decision date of 1 February 2019.

A design and access statement submitted in support of the application states that the aim is to "create a high quality development in which a variety of end users can occupy". 

"The intention is to maintain coherent and consistent design principles in all the units on site, to essentially create a campus of units which complement one another," it adds.

More details on the application can be found on the council's planning website using the application number KET/2018/0774. 

Roxhill is also behind plans for a rail freight scheme in Northamptonshire. Its application for the scheme, submitted in May, seeks consent for the Northampton Gateway scheme on 247 hectares of land to the west of the M1 near Wooton.

In January,judge dismissed an attempt by the Kent branch of countryside campaign group the Campaign to Protect Rural England to block a Roxhill development in Kent. 


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