Have your say on Kettering Energy Park – draft masterplan document

Planning strategies and plans

13 April 2023

A wind turbine near Burton Latimer

People are being asked to have their say on proposals for an energy park to the east of Burton Latimer.

First Renewable Developments have prepared a draft masterplan for Kettering Energy Park which outlines a vision for the site at Burton Wold and how it could be developed.

The masterplan will guide proposals and applications related to renewable energy, including how new employment opportunities could be brought forward.

The proposal fits with the Joint Core Strategy (or Local Plan) for North Northamptonshire, which identifies land at Burton Wold as the main area of local opportunity for an ‘energy park’.  

Public Consultation

The masterplan is currently subject to a seven-week public consultation which runs up until Monday, May 22. 

More information on the masterplan and how responses can be made to First Renewable Developments on their proposals is available online including a Feedback Form for completion.

Views can also be given by email: [email protected]

Or by post to:

Planning Policy Team
North Northamptonshire Council
Municipal Offices
Bowling Green Road
Kettering NN15 7QX 

Engagement event

As part of the consultation process, First Renewable Developments are holding a public engagement event between 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday, April 21 at the Harold Mason Centre, Burton Latimer.

Anyone who would like to find out more about the energy park proposals, can come along and view material and speak with promoters and officers from North Northamptonshire Council:

Harold Mason Centre (aka The Civic Centre)
120 High Street 
Burton Latimer 
North Northants 
NN15 5RH

Venue location: On Google maps.

Next Steps

Following the seven-week consultation on the masterplan, it is intended that responses received, plus any changes proposed to the document, shall first be reported to North Northamptonshire Council’s Planning Communities Executive Advisory Panel (EAP) on Monday, June 12, 2023 and then forwarded to the appropriate committee for approval.

Following this process it is understood that First Renewable Developments, as site promoters, shall submit planning applications to the Council, of which the masterplan will form part, for its consideration.