Future of Kettering Station Quarter Masterplan to be discussed
06 October 2022
At next week’s meeting of North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive, a project to improve and regenerate the area around Kettering Station will be on the agenda.
Members will be asked to approve the Kettering Station Quarter Masterplan and agree on the next steps of the project, including consultation and engagement with stakeholders and funding.
The Masterplan proposal looks at land to the East and West of the station and is built around 4 key concepts:
- A quality gateway to Kettering - improving links between the town centre, surrounding town and the station
- Delivering a well-integrated transport hub - creation of a station forecourt and reconfiguration of the station car parks and transport connections.
- Providing accessibility across the railway - potential extension of the existing station footbridge and improvements of routes and wayfinding around the Station Quarter
- Potential for releasing public land and enhancing the green corridor, including sustainable ways of moving and living encouraged throughout.
It is great that we are able to discuss the Kettering Station Quarter Masterplan. The area has real potential, especially following a recent increase in the number of trains travelling from Kettering to London St Pancras, as well as to towns and cities in the North.Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
I look forward to discussing this report with fellow members of the Executive. This project was first brought forward under the former Kettering Borough Council and I am glad that we are now able to look further at the Masterplan. If the report is agreed, we can start to look at the next steps and develop this exciting project.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council
The Executive will meet on Thursday 13 October from 10am at the Corby Cube and the full agenda is available online.