Community consultation opens for the Isham Bypass scheme
12 July 2022
Consultation is set to get underway this week for the Isham Bypass scheme and people are encouraged to give their feedback on this important project for the area.
The A509 Isham Bypass scheme has been developed to address existing traffic issues through Isham and to accommodate the anticipated traffic growth in the coming years.
Delivery of the Isham Bypass scheme is a priority project for North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) as it seeks to provide a range of benefits to the local community and road users, including improving congestion, better travel times, and reduced traffic noise and pollution within Isham.
“The Council is committed to ensuring local knowledge and feedback is considered and used to help inform the scheme planning.Councillor Graham Lawman, the Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
“The Isham Bypass is part of the Major Road Network and this scheme is a much-needed project for the region, which local residents have been campaigning for over many years.
“The scheme, once completed, will be a significant benefit to the local community and drivers, cutting down congestion, improving journey times and will help to accommodate future economic and residential growth in the area.”
“Several consultation sessions are scheduled where people can speak with the planning team, and I encourage the local community to get involved and give their feedback.”Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
The consultation period is being run from Friday July 15 through to Friday August 26 and the community can visit any of the in-person sessions being held in Kettering, Wellingborough and Isham or visit the online consultation room on the Council website.
The scheme’s Outline Business Case (OBC) for Government funding for construction and the Planning Application are currently anticipated to be finalised and submitted by late 2022.
• Friday 15 July from 9am to 4pm at Kettering Market in High Street and Gold Street, Kettering
• Thursday 21 July from 10am to 7pm at Isham Village Hall
• Saturday 20 August from 9am to 4pm in Market Street, near the Swansgate Centre, Wellingborough
• Wednesday 3 August 2022 from 6pm to 8pm
• Wednesday 10 August 2022 from 6pm to 8pm