Have your say on Kettering Energy Park – revised draft masterplan document

Planning and building control

08 April 2024

A wind turbine near Burton Latimer

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

In April 2023, a consultation asked for views on an initial draft masterplan for Kettering Energy Park which outlines a vision for the site at Burton Wold and how it could be developed.

Comments and feedback have now been considered and a revised masterplan is now out for consultation.

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 six-week public consultation which runs up until 15 May 2024.

The masterplan and a feedback form can be found on the dedicated Kettering Energy Park website.

Engagement event

As part of the consultation process, First Renewable Developments are holding a public engagement event on Saturday 20 April 2024 between 10:30am and 1:30pm.

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:

Finedon Community Centre
71 Wellingborough Road

Next Steps

Following the six-week consultation on the masterplan, the promoters propose to make further amendments, reporting the outcome to the Council’s Planning Communities Executive Advisory Panel. 

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.