April 2021 UPDATES!!!!!!

Hello Everyone.

Thanks for all your lovely remarks and comments in regards to all the Councillors hard work .

  • Our Council nominations were uncontested and we will be welcoming a new member at the next meeting, Em Webster

  • Our new Stanion Newsletter has been printed and will be delivered to every household within the next two weeks.

  • Parishioners have asked for important numbers to be put on the SPC website, please let us know what numbers you will be needing and we will gladly add them.

  • Some issues have been raised on social media in regards to the development in Willow Lane, i personally have the owner and managers mobile numbers and can get in contact with them at any time so please do not hesitate to call and the developers will help in whatever way they can, issued raised have been answered correctly. They are a friendly bunch. They have also kept the SPC updated with answers to any queries that have arisen.

  • we are watching closely in regards to any news in regards to the Old Cardigan Arms Site and will keep you informed on any news .


Latest News for the Village


  • Dog Fouling Issues… The Village has such a big problem with dog walkers refusing to pick up their dog mess and it truly is so unfair to helpful dog owners SPC have continually been in contact  regarding  this issue and have reported where the main areas are in the village, hopefully it will get a result EVENTUALLY
  • Bus shelter… is on schedule a quote has been chosen and supplier notified.
  • Defibrillator … site has been organised and SPC are working with First Responders, we have recently had a meeting with the first responders in regards time table
  • Village Car Park…. our response to developers to use car park to take load off Willow Lane Residents for safety reasons. This seems to be working well.
  • Some issues were made in regards to developers on Willow Lane and after meetings  with them NO ISSUES
  • Stanion C of E Primary School… safety signs donation has been made and signs are on order with the school

Future Agenda’s

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Fix My Street hyperlink

Hello to you all,   fixmystreet.com

In regards to:

  • Street lighting,

  • Trees

  • Bins

  • Paths,

  • Flytipping

  • Drains

  • Dog fouling


Please log this with the FIX MY STREET hyperlink on this website Homepage/or online elsewhere, as this will provide you a date of reporting an issue, if this is then not solved or corrected then let us know along with some history of said issue( that being dates and comments when logged on FIX MY STREET Website) if for villagers that don’t have internet access let the SPC know.

Fircroft Nurseries Planning Application 20/00260/DPA -URGENT

Planning Application 20/00260/DPA – to build at:

Fircroft Nurseries Stamford Road, Stanion, Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1DU


For:      The erection of a self-storage building (Class B8) (4,466 sqm GIA) with independent Office use (Class B1) of 200 sqm) within the self-storage unit, 9 Units in flexible use Class B1 (b, c) B2 and/or B8 uses with ancillary Trade/Retail Counter amounting to 879 sqm GIA, Class A1/A3/A5 Coffee Drive Thru (168 sqm) with new access, associated car parking and landscaping.

This is in addition to applications:

  1. Midlands Logistic Park (MLP) 5 million sq ft approved and currently reaching completion and,
  1. Cowthick Plantation Logistics Park (CLP) a site of 162.53 hectares, which is an Outline Planning Application for a logistics park, which is bigger than the MLP project

The Parish Council has objected on every possible occasion to the Cowthick Logistics Park development proposal, which will have a devastating impact on Stanion and all villages along the A6116 and A43, and despite this application not conforming with the North Northants Joint Core Strategy Plan 2011-2031, for development in the county, Corby Borough Council Development Control Committee are seeking to approve the plan, and to delegate responsibility for all the Planning Conditions to the Corby Borough Council Planning Department. This will mean that detailed scrutiny of the conditions will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for the general public to challenge.




Planning and General Administrative Update 25 August 2020

Planning News

Latest Planning Application

Reference 18/00368/DPA
Alternative Reference PP-06955872
Application Received Mon 14 May 2018
Application Validated Tue 15 May 2018
Address The Firs 3A Kettering Road Stanion Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1DH
Proposal Conversion of attached building to form extended residential accommodation to serve The Firs, 3A Kettering Road, Stanion, with associated internal and external alterations and resurfacing of car parking facilities.
Status Decided
Decision Application Permitted
Decision Issued Date Mon 13 May 2019
Appeal Status Unknown
Appeal Decision Not Available

Planning Application 18/00621/DPA – to build 5 Houses on Land to the East of Little Lane

We are pleased to announce that the Appeal lodged by the Developer to overturn the refusal by the Local Planning Authority (LPA)  to grant planning permission for the application to build 5 houses in the paddock at the northeastern end of Little Lane; has been refused.

Cowthick Plantation Logistics Park – Planning Application 18/00817/OUT

Throughout the year we have been engaged with other local parish councils in a concerted effort to have this application refused. Corby Council’s Development Control Committee (DCC) were initially scheduled to meet to discuss the application on 23 March 2020, at the Council Chamber, Corby Cube; with a great deal of lobbying we were able to have the meeting deferred until 23 June 2020, by which time virtual meetings were in place and we were able to represent the views of the Village. Due to the number of objections raised, some of which were submitted late in the day, the meeting was opened and adjourned until the 29 June 2020. The meeting finally took place at 7 pm on 29 June and we made our representation on behalf of the Village, strongly opposing the application.

The DCC then approved the application, as recommended by Corby Planning Officers.

However, this is not the end of the matter. Subsequent to the meeting a number of representations were made in respect of the conduct of the meeting, and some regarding procedural errors. Post the meeting, Corby Borough Council issued a further Public Notice in respect of the application, inviting further comment, we therefore submitted a further letter of objection raising a number of issues and concerns.

In addition to submitting a further objection to Corby Borough Council, we have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, requesting that he call-in the application for his consideration. If his Office deems this appropriate then the matter would receive a high level of detailed scrutiny. A number of other villages and parishes along the A6116 and the A43 have also submitted requests to the Secretary of State for him to call-in the application.


We wish to thank  the  Stanion Wombles who Cllr.Lizzie Gilmour has started up on behalf of the new SPC who,  collect and remove the litter from the verges, roads and other areas around the village. Some of these residents combine their litter picking with the routine of their daily exercise.

If you wish to join in just contact Lizzie or email the clerk, and you can be provided with the equipment along with safety ppe and advice.

You may see the bags containing this litter placed adjacent to some of the waste bins around the village, this is perfectly OK and is part of an arrangement with CBC to collect the litter.  Anyone who wishes to join the Stanion Wombles is welcome to do so, the parish council can provide you with the equipment for you to participate.

Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is at an all time high  that affects most villages in the county.  We have many reports of dog mess around the area of the football pitch adjacent to the village hall and on the paths around the village.

This is particularly disappointing as we have provided these extra bins to make it easy and convenient for dog owners to dispose of dog mess safely, for the benefit of everyone.

The refusal of some owners to clean up after their dog and to make full use of the waste bins provided, indicates that the behaviour is determined by the attitude of the owner and not by any prevailing environmental or other conditions.

So, we ask once again that all dog owners act responsibly, consider other residents, and especially children, and clean up after their dog wherever that might be in the village, and dispose of the dog mess in the bins provided for that purpose.

Thank you !


The Parish Council Spring/Summer Newsletter 2020

The updated Spring/Summer Newsletter has now been published and will be put through your door within the next 2 weeks

Important Notification – Planning Application Cowthick Plantation Update 31 March 2020

Mulberry Developments Ltd/Greatline Developments Ltd, have applied to Corby Borough Council for outline planning permission to build another Logistic Park, comprising office and commercial facilities with associated infrastructure on Land at Cowthick Plantation, Stamford Road, Corby.

These proposals are currently under consideration by Corby Borough Council under planning application reference 18/00817/OUT, the application has seen various amendments and updates to the original form of the application, first submitted in December 2018.

We are pleased to announce that, as a result of lobbying by us with regard to the date of the hearing for the Cowthick Plantation application, the Corby Council Development Control Committee *Special* Meeting scheduled for 23 March 2020 to hear and determine this application has now been deferred and the meeting will be rescheduled once the current government restrictions in respect of public association and meetings are revised and published. 

The Parish Council’s written responses to the application are on this website under Planning.


North Northamptonshire Unitary Authority

The following link: futurenorthantsnorth.org will take you to a website designed to keep us all informed about the ongoing local government changes and the move to unitary authorities in the county. The new North Northamptonshire unitary authority will cover the areas of Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council and Borough of Wellingborough Council.