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.

 The Parish Council will be objecting to the Fircroft Nurseries development, which will sit some 275 metres from the roundabout of the A43/A6116, and will further adversely impact the village if approved. So, if you value the quality of life that we currently enjoy and do not want to have this degraded or diminished, now or in the future, Write and Object to this latest imposition on the village. Objections must be submitted by 18th September 2020 at the latest, in writing to CBC Planning Department for attention: Mrs Farjana Mazumder or via the CBC Planning Portal. 

You will see from the various class uses described below that this site may contain virtually anything – and on your doorstep…

Building Use Classes:

A1 – Shops, sandwich bars, dry cleaners, various retail outlets etc.

A3 – Restaurants/cafes etc. – consumption on premises

A5 – Hot food takeaways – consumption off premises

B1B1a – offices, other than financial/professional services etc. – B1b – R&D of products or processes –B1c – Industrial processes

B2 – General industrial

B8 – Storage or distribution

 Please note: The use classes have changed from 1 September 2020 but as the application was submitted prior to that date these classes will be used in determining the application.

Lobby your Ward Councillors for Stanion & Corby Village: Julie Riley (Julie also chairs the Development Control Committee) & William Colquhoun