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Get involved in Emergency Planning

We’ve seen first hand recently how much damage can be caused in an emergency.

It’s the county council Emergency Planning team’s job to make sure that Northamptonshire is as prepared as it can be for extreme weather, an accident, or other circumstances that might put us at risk.

Resources on the ground and community preparedness are vital to ensure that danger and lasting damage caused in an incident is minimised.

To do this, we need your help.

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What could I do to help in an emergency?

  • Join the Emergency Response Corps – As a member of the Corps, you’ll be trained and ready to join the Emergency Planning Team when they need your help. You’ll help run reception centres providing a base for emergency service personnel and a refuge for evacuees.
  • Volunteer with our Partners – We work closely with all the emergency service providers and supporting organisations who also rely on volunteer support.
  • Become a Community Coordinator – We’ve created a Self-Help Template so you can make sure your community is ready to respond to an emergency as soon as it starts.
  • Make sure you’re ready at home – Do you know what you and your family would do if there was an emergency close to home? Find out how you can be best prepared.

Emergency Planning Partners 3

Planning Applications: 27 February 2014

PLANNING APPLICATIONS LIST                                   Weekly List Date :     27 February 2014

 

Application No. :               EN/14/00348/OHL            Parish : Outside the District

Date received :                                                                           24 February 2014    Date valid :          24 February 2014

Easting :              492542          Northing :   267014              Case Officer :   Amie Baxter

Proposal :          To rebuild the existing 33,000 volt overhead line on wooden poles in the

parishes of Great Addington Ringstead and Woodford with a tolerance of

30m either side of the route shown on attached plan. To replace and

reinforce the existing 33kv wooden pole line between Irthlingborough and

Thrapston with 6km of the existing 8km overhead line now being placed

underground. To rebuild the remaining overhead section in a similar

fashion to the existing line with the addition of heavier gauge conductors

Location :           East Northamptonshire Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Western Power Distribution – Mr Andrew Yates   Hammonds Way Hinckley

Leicestershire LE10 3EQ

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Barnwell

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00360/FUL  Parish : Thorpe Achurch

Date received :                                                                           24 February 2014    Date valid :          25 February 2014

Easting :              502226          Northing :   282784              Case Officer :   Graham Wyatt

Proposal :          Change of use of traditional agricultural buildings to form 4 dwellings and

provision of associated car lodge car parking and bin store.

Location :           Rectory Farm Main Street Achurch Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8

5SL

Applicant :         The Society Of Merchant Venturers   C/o Agent

Agent :                Smiths Gore Mr Andrew Hattersley   Stuart House City Road Peterborough

PE1 1QF

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00345/TCA/                Parish : Titchmarsh

Date received :                                                                           24 February 2014    Date valid :          24 February 2014

Easting :              502696          Northing :   279285              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          Ash Tree – Minimum 40% reduction

Location :           Castle Cottage 2C Polopit Titchmarsh Kettering Northamptonshire NN14

3DL

Applicant :         Mr Stephen Levitt   Castle Cottage 2C Polopit Titchmarsh Kettering

Northamptonshire NN14 3DL

Agent :                Keyston Tree Services – Mr Steve Collini   6 St Andrews Close Titchmarsh

Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3DS

Ward :                 Fineshade

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00337/FUL  Parish : Harringworth

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              491746          Northing :   297313              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Alterations to listed building including erection of porch, insertion of

rooflights and internal alterations. Erection of car port

Location :           Cross Farm House 1 Cross Farm Wakerley Road Harringworth Corby

Northamptonshire NN17 3AH

Applicant :         Mr Ian Kettle   Cross Farm House 1 Cross Farm Wakerley Road Harringworth

Corby Northamptonshire NN17 3AH

Agent :                Wythe Holland Partnerships LLP   Unit 7 Messenger Centre Crown Lane

Tinwell Stamford PE9 3UF

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00338/LBC   Parish : Harringworth

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              491746          Northing :   297313              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Alterations to listed building including erection of porch, insertion of

rooflights and internal alterations. Erection of car port

Location :           Cross Farm House 1 Cross Farm Wakerley Road Harringworth Corby

Northamptonshire NN17 3AH

Applicant :         Mr Ian Kettle   Cross Farm House 1 Cross Farm Wakerley Road Harringworth

Corby Northamptonshire NN17 3AH

Agent :                Wythe Holland Partnerships LLP   Unit 7 Messenger Centre Crown Lane

Tinwell Stamford PE9 3UF

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00340/TCA/                Parish : Harringworth

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              491373          Northing :   297131              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          Removal of eucalyptus tree

Location :           Viaduct Cottage Gretton Road Harringworth Corby Northamptonshire NN17

3AD

Applicant :         Bulwick Estates – Mr Rupert Conant   Harringworth Lodge Deene Road Corby

Northamptonshire NN17 3AB

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Higham Ferrers Chichele

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00329/FUL  Parish : Higham Ferrers

Date received :                                                                           19 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              495552          Northing :   268989              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Two storey extension to side/rear, single storey extension to side and new

entrance porch

Location :           6 Meadow View Higham Ferrers Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 8EW

Applicant :         Mr T Souza   C/o Agent

Agent :                Architectural Solutions – Mr P Dooley   5 North Portway Close Round Spinney

Northampton NN3 8RQ

Ward :                 Irthlingborough Waterloo

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00336/FUL  Parish : Irthlingborough

Date received :                                                                           20 February 2014    Date valid :          20 February 2014

Easting :              494907          Northing :   270874              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Residential development of 4no dwellings including demolition of vacant

industrial premises

Location :           25 Station Road Irthlingborough Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9

5SP

Applicant :         Mr F Langley   18 Market Square Higham Ferrers Northants NN10 8DJ

Agent :                Sidey Design Architecture   10 Market Square Higham Ferrers Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Ward :        Kings Forest

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00341/FUL  Parish : Apethorpe

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          25 February 2014

Easting :              503295          Northing :   296467              Case Officer :   Carolyn Tait

Proposal :          Installation of temporary 25 metre wind test tower

Location :           Bluefield Farm Nassington Road Apethorpe Northamptonshire PE8 5DW

Applicant :         Mr Mark Elborne   Bluefield Farm Nassington Road Apethorpe

Northamptonshire PE8 5DW

Agent :                Cuberoot Energy Ltd – Dr Mark Carwell   82 Broad Street Syston Leicester

LE7 1GH

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00072/FUL  Parish : Kings Cliffe

Date received :                                                                           14 January 2014      Date valid :          24 February 2014

Easting :              501192          Northing :   297369              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Construction of two light industrial units

Location :           Elliotts Yard Park Street Kings Cliffe Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Mr R Elliot   9 Bridge Street Kings Cliffe PE8 6XH

Agent :                ARC Survey And Design – Mr R Garnett   10 Thurlaston Close Peterborough

PE3 6LD

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00333/TPO/                Parish : Laxton

Date received :                                                                           19 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              495049          Northing :   296157              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          Raise the crown of the lime trees to approximately 2 metres, and reduce

the spread of the purple beech by about 2 metres

Location :           Laxton Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Mr Philip McCrone   Templer House Laxton Corby Northamptonshire NN17

Agent :                N/A

Ward :                 Lower Nene

Application No. :                                                                         EN/13/02202/LBC   Parish : Ashton

Date received :                                                                           24 December 2013 Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              505595          Northing :   288243              Case Officer :   Amie Baxter

Proposal :          Remove ground floor bathroom and relocate on first floor; increase size of

rear window to existing bathroom; increase size of rear window to

kitchen; change side external door to window; install two soil vent pipes;

remove internal walls forming existing bathroom; block off door in lobby;

remove airing cupboard; and install dry lining to extended lounge area

Location :           24 The Green Ashton Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Lawson   24 The Green Ashton Peterborough Northamptonshire

PE8 5LD

Agent :                D J Designs UK Ltd –  Mr David Jackson   13 Nene View Islip

Northamptonshire NN14 3LD

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00366/FUL  Parish : Ashton

Date received :                                                                           24 February 2014    Date valid :          24 February 2014

Easting :              505548          Northing :   288325              Case Officer :   Amie Baxter

Proposal :          Resubmission of approved application 10/01341/FUL for change of use

from walled space to village parking area with amenity space to enhance

the visual amenities of the Ashton village

Location :           The Walled Open Space The Green Ashton Northamptonshire

Applicant :         OHL Ltd   C/o The Estate Office Ashton Oundle Peterborough PE8 5LE

Agent :                DJAS LTD – David Jackson   13 Nene View Islip Northants NN14 3LD

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00308/FUL  Parish : Polebrook

Date received :                                                                           18 February 2014    Date valid :          18 February 2014

Easting :              506036          Northing :   285977              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Proposed first floor rear extension and single storey extension to dwelling

Location :           Armston Lodge Cottage Armston Polebrook Northamptonshire PE8 5PR

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs MJ Ashby   Armston Lodge Cottage Armston Polebrook

Northamptonshire PE8 5PR

Agent :                Paul Bancroft Architects   Mr Mark Benns  The Coach House 80 South Road

Oundle PE8 4BP

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00304/FUL  Parish : Tansor

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              505481          Northing :   290871              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Single storey side extension linking existing dwelling to existing garage

and the conversion of the garage to habitable accommodation.

Location :           Barn Cottage Main Street Tansor Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8

5HS

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Robin Jeffrey   Barn Cottage Main Street Tansor Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 5HS

Agent :                CMPS   Lodge Barn Lindsey Close Woodnewton Peterborough PE8 5EW

Ward :                 Lyveden

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00334/FUL  Parish : Brigstock

Date received :                                                                           20 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              494361          Northing :   285395              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          To utilise the flat roof of the rear single storey part of the house for a

terrace/balcony and install glass balustrading

Location :           19 Bridge Street Brigstock Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3ET

Applicant :         Mulberry Property Developments Ltd – Mr Shaun Aran   3 Twigden Barns

Brixworth Road Creaton Northampton NN6 8LU

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Oundle

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00339/FUL  Parish : Benefield

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              498263          Northing :   289454              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Part removal of existing rear extension and erection of part two storey,

part single storey rear extension

Location :           55 Glapthorn Road Upper Benefield Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8

5AL

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Alan Tarbuck   55 Glapthorn Road Upper Benefield Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 5AL

Agent :                Terence Hodgkins Associates   The Corn Exchange  47 High Street

Thrapston Northants NN9 6HT

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00317/FUL  Parish : Oundle

Date received :                                                                           19 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              503464          Northing :   288053              Case Officer :   Amie Baxter

Proposal :          Conversion and Extension of Existing Garage Outbuilding to Form Ancillary

Living accommodation.

Location :           16 Stoke Doyle Road Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 4BN

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs J Thompson   16 Stoke Doyle Road Oundle Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 4BN

Agent :                Michael S Coates Dip Arch   Coutyard House Fotheringhay Road Tansor

Peterborough PE8 5HP

Ward :        Prebendal

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00294/FUL  Parish : Nassington

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          20 February 2014

Easting :              506194          Northing :   296113              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Temporary siting of storage, car parking and site office for duration of

construction of two properties at 30 Woodnewton Road, Nassington

Location :           Land South Of Woodnewton Road Woodnewton Road Nassington

Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Hereward Homes Ltd – Mr J Gibbison   The Old Barn 27B Crocket Lane

Empinhgam Rutland LE15 8PW

Agent :                N/A

Application No. :               EN/14/00290/FUL            Parish : Yarwell

Date received :                                                                           14 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              507173          Northing :   297827              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Partial demolition of attached outbuildings and garage and construction of

two storey extension to existing building

Location :           71 Main Street Yarwell Northamptonshire PE8 6PR

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Harry Berry   71 Main Street Yarwell Northamptonshire PE8 6PR

Agent :                CMPS   Lodge Barn Lindsey Close Woodnewton Peterborough PE8 5EW

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00291/LBC   Parish : Yarwell

Date received :                                                                           14 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              507173          Northing :   297827              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Partial demolition of attached outbuildings and garage and construction of

two storey extension to existing building

Location :           71 Main Street Yarwell Northamptonshire PE8 6PR

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Harry Berry   71 Main Street Yarwell Northamptonshire PE8 6PR

Agent :                CMPS   Lodge Barn Lindsey Close Woodnewton Peterborough PE8 5EW

Ward :        Rushden Bates

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00272/VAR Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           13 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              496589          Northing :   265568              Case Officer :   Carolyn Tait

Proposal :          Variation of condition 1 to alter the layout of plots 1, 2, 3, 35, 36, 39, 40, 46

(garage only), 64, 72 and 73 (garage only) for aesthetic and engineering

reasons and change five garages to hipped roofs to allow more light

ingress into rear gardens pursuant to planning permission 13/00642/REM:

‘Reserved Matters: Details of access, appearance, layout and scale

pursuant to application 11/01023/OUT –  ‘Erection of up to seventy three

(73) dwellings with open space and associated works’ dated 17.08.12′
Location :           Land South Of Goulsbra Road Rushden Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Mr Adam Quayle – Barratt Homes   Barratt House Sandy Way Grange Park

Northampton NN4 5EJ

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Rushden Pemberton

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00259/FUL  Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           12 February 2014    Date valid :          12 February 2014

Easting :              494937          Northing :   266183              Case Officer :   Susan Scott

Proposal :          Main access alterations and ramp

Location :           140 St Margarets Avenue Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9PN

Applicant :         Mrs Maria Foulds   140 St Margarets Avenue Rushden Northamptonshire

NN10 9PN

Agent :                Spire Homes (LG) Ltd   Mr Peter Cleland 1 Crown Court  Crown Way

Rushden  Northants  Nn10 6BS

Ward :        Rushden Sartoris

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00328/FUL  Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           18 February 2014    Date valid :          18 February 2014

Easting :              495412          Northing :   265792              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Two storey extension to an existing three bedroom semi detached

dwelling (Resubmission)

Location :           11 Ashby Drive Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9HJ

Applicant :         Mr Anthony Lee   11 Ashby Drive Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9HJ

Agent :                N/A

Ward :                 Rushden Spencer

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00215/FUL  Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           04 February 2014    Date valid :          18 February 2014

Easting :              494296          Northing :   266655              Case Officer :   Anne Dicks

Proposal :          Conversion of existing flat garage roof to pitched roof

Location :           160 Irchester Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9QU

Applicant :         Mr Rob Bass 160 Irchester Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9QU

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Stanwick

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00372/FUL  Parish : Stanwick

Date received :                                                                           26 February 2014    Date valid :          26 February 2014

Easting :              498029          Northing :   271267              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          Two storey front extensions and associated alterations.

Location :           3 Chapel Lane Stanwick Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 6QB

Applicant :         Mr M Dobb 3 Chapel Lane Stanwick Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9

6QB

Agent :                Toby Pateman Archirect Ltd   7 The Knoll Grendon Northamptonshire NN7 1JG

Ward :        Thrapston Lakes

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00303/VAR Parish : Islip

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              497292          Northing :   278291              Case Officer :   Graham Wyatt

Proposal :          Variation of condition 27 pursuant to application 12/00417/OUT: Outline:

Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment comprising a single

building of 92,902 sqm B8 (storage and distribution) with 4,645 sqm B1

(office) floorspace; new access; associated roads, parking/servicing and

landscaping (revision to planning permission ref EN/10/01025/OUT) All

matters for determination with the exception of appearance which is

reserved for later approval
Location :           Vehicle Depot And Adjacent Land Kettering Road Islip Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Greatline Developments Ltd   Twigden Barns Brixworth Road Creaton

Northamptonshire NN6 8LU

Agent :                Roger Tym And Partners – Mr T Coleby   3 Museum Square Leicester LE1

Ward :        Thrapston Market

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00297/FUL  Parish : Denford

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              499432          Northing :   276716              Case Officer :   Joel Wright

Proposal :          Ground floor side extension

Location :           Swandrift Freemans Lane Denford Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4EF

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs P Jones   Swandrift Freemans Lane Denford Kettering

Northamptonshire NN14 4EF

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Woodford

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00347/FUL  Parish : Great Addington

Date received :                                                                           21 February 2014    Date valid :          21 February 2014

Easting :              495332          Northing :   275151              Case Officer :   Graham Wyatt

Proposal :          Livestock building

Location :           The Cedars Cranford Road Great Addington Kettering Northamptonshire

NN14 4BH
Applicant :         Classic Pig Company – Mr Philip York   Upper Corner House Northampton

Road Kettering Northamptonshire NN15 7JU Agent :        N/A

 

THE CURRENT APPLICATION DETAILS CAN BE VIEWED:

  • on our website at http://publicaccesssrv.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/PublicAccess/
  • at Thrapston Customer Service Centre (all applications), 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and statutory holidays)
  • at Rushden Customer Service Centre (Rushden applications only – excludes Higham Ferrers), 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and statutory holidays)
  • at Oundle Customer Service Centre, 4 New Street Oundle (Oundle applications only) 10:00am – 1:00pm  Monday – Saturday

To view the application on our website

Follow the link above.  Use the Application Search tool.  Enter the unique Planning Application reference number eg 02/0001/FUL (omitting the EN at the beginning of the reference and remembering to enter all slashes (/).  Scroll down and click the Search button to retrieve the application. Click to view column to view the application details.  Click the Associated Documents tab and then click View Associated Documents.

YOU CAN SUBMIT COMMENTS:

  • By fax to 01832 734839

To submit comments via our website

Follow the link above.  Use the Application Search tool.  Enter the unique Planning Application reference number eg 02/0001/FUL (omitting the EN at the beginning of the reference and remembering to enter all slashes (/).  Scroll down and click the Search button to retrieve the application. Click to view column.  Click the Submit Comments button. This will open an online form into which the required information should be entered. Send your comments to the Local Authority by selecting the Submit Comments button at the end of the form.

We cannot consider comments on things like private property rights, the developer’s morals, motives or past record, possible future development, effect on the value of the property, the fact that the development has started, trade objections based on competition, loss of a private view, inconvenience or other problems caused by building works.  Comments are not considered confidential and will be scanned and posted on our website along with other application related documents.  In addition the details may be reported to the meeting of the Planning Committee (in summary form) and members of the public.  Your correspondence will be acknowledged, but we cannot normally respond to specific points/questions.

For all comments please quote the relevant EN reference number, your name and address.  Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the stated consultation period.

To find out more about planning and these applications, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/planning

 

Council Tax frozen for 2014/15

East Northamptonshire Council has agreed to freeze its element of the Council Tax for the second year running.

This means that the Band D charge attributable to East Northamptonshire Council will remain at £123.65 a year, the equivalent of £2.38 per week, the same as it was in 2012/13.

 

Despite central government continuing to reduce the funding it pays to local authorities to support service provision, the council has made significant financial savings and efficiencies including sharing services and reducing leisure contributions through capital investment.

Council leader, Steven North, said: “We know that many residents are struggling with the high cost of living so we have committed to freezing Council Tax for the second year running.

“Due to the hard work by staff and members, we are not using any reserves to balance the budget, and the proposed budget is lower than last years. We also hold a healthy earmarked reserve of over £5 million and we can still deliver community projects out of some of the New Homes Bonus.

“All councils face some tough decisions over the next few years as public sector funding continues to be squeezed. With good financial planning we will be able to focus on front line services and finding more efficient ways of delivering services.”

East Northamptonshire Council currently has the lowest Council Tax of any council in Northamptonshire, and one of the lowest in the country.

Councillors also approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2014/15-2017/18, the budget for 2014/15, the Capital Programme for 2014/15, levels of reserves, the Treasury Management Strategy and the Fees and Charges policy.

 

East Northamptonshire Council Revokes Shop Licence

A Rushden off-licence will no longer be able to sell alcohol after having its licence revoked by East Northamptonshire Council.

 

Northamptonshire Police requested a review of the licence of Higham Superstore on Higham Road in Rushden, following persistent sales of alcohol to underage people.

 

East Northamptonshire Council’s Licensing Panel revoked the premises’ licence on 24 February 2014 and, subject to an appeal, the shop will be forced to stop selling alcohol in 21 days.

 

The panel agreed that the actions of the premises licence holder Mr Rajaratnam undermined the licensing objective of the protection of children from harm, making this a very serious matter. They concluded that they had no option but to revoke the licence.

 

Chair of the Licensing Panel and Deputy Leader, Councillor Glenn Harwood MBE, said: “Based on the evidence presented by the Police, Trading Standards and the ENC Licensing Enforcement Officer, it was clear that despite proof of under-aged sales having taken place and the Licence Holder subsequently receiving advice about that, a further incident of under aged sales took place and this time, the licence holder himself was the seller.

 

“These offences were serious and persistent, so the panel felt it would not be appropriate just to suspend the licence for a period of time, especially as there had already been plenty of opportunity to improve.  So, the decision to revoke the license was made.

 

“We’re committed to working with businesses so that we have high standards of alcohol retailing in East Northamptonshire, and I’m pleased to be able to say the vast majority of licence holders co-operate fully with us to achieve that aim.

 

“However; those who fail to comply with  their licensing conditions can endanger the health and wellbeing of our residents, and in particular, our children.  The action we have just taken demonstrates the council’s intent not to just sit back and ignore these sorts of offences.

 

“The panel’s decision has been taken in the best interests of the public, and in particular, our young people.”

 

The licence holder has a right to appeal the decision and so the revocation will not have effect until the time period for appeal has expired and any appeal has been determined.

 

If anyone has any concerns regarding licensed premises within East Northamptonshire, they should contact the Council’s licensing enforcement officer on 01832 742241.

 

Not all Nest Boxes are the Same!

Keep an eye on nest boxes in your garden this month, as birds can begin nesting anytime from February onwards. Blue tits and great tits tend to nest in late March / early April but will spend many weeks making exploratory visits checking out suitable nest sites.

So it could be a good time to get your nest box ready for action, if you don’t already have one try the RSPB guide to making a nestbox.

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If you want to encourage actual use by birds, we don’t recommend buying a nest box from a gift shop, you know the brightly coloured pretty ones, unless you just want decoration.  They are usually not suitable for actual birds sadly.  Buying one from a reputable lace such as the RSPB is a much better option if you want to attract wild birds (rather than admiring looks from the neighbours). Or take a look in Thrapston Farm & Garden for one.

Each bird box will be different depending on the species you hope to attract, entrance holes will need to be sized accordingly;

  • 25 mm for blue, coal and marsh tits
  • 28 mm for great tits, tree sparrows and pied flycatchers
  • 32 mm for house sparrows and nuthatches
  • 45 mm for starlings

The small box with 100 mm high open front may attract robins or pied wagtails. A wren would need a 140 mm high front panel, while spotted flycatchers prefer a low 60 mm front to the box.  Who knew!?

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Plus, most birds won’t thank you for a little perch outside the box, the young don’t need to sit on a perch to see outside, when they are ready to fly they’ll sit on the entrance hole edge and fly from there, if they are encouraged to sit on a perch then predators can easily attack!

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We’ve some garden bird images courtesy of www.suesnews.co.uk that you may be able to encourage into your won Thrapston garden!

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Planning Applications: 20 February 2014

PLANNING APPLICATIONS LIST                                   Weekly List Date :     20 February 2014

 

Ward :  Barnwell

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00254/FUL  Parish : Barnwell

Date received :                                                                           11 February 2014    Date valid :          12 February 2014

Easting :              504977          Northing :   285817              Case Officer :   Amie Baxter

Proposal :          Part demolition and reinstatement of roof. Installation of roof-mounted

photovoltaic panels

Location :           Unit 28 Barnwell Workshops Armston Road Barnwell Northamptonshire

PE8 5PL

Applicant :         Barnwell Manor Estates   Estate Office  Barnwell Workshops Barnwell

Peterborough  PE8 5PL

Agent :                Mr Franco Montecalvo   59 Church Street  Warmington  Peterborough  PE8 6TE

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00286/FUL  Parish : Titchmarsh

Date received :                                                                           14 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              502718          Northing :   279331              Case Officer :   Anne Dicks

Proposal :          Rear single storey extension.

Location :           2A Polopit Titchmarsh Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3DL

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Williams   2A Polopit Titchmarsh Kettering Northamptonshire

NN14 3DL

Agent :                Matchbox Architects Ltd- Miss Ariadna Aston   Chaff House Srixton Manor

Chaff House Strixton  Northamptonshire NN29 7PA

Ward :        Fineshade

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00141/FUL  Parish : Easton-on-the-Hill

Date received :                                                                           27 January 2014      Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              501004          Northing :   303963              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Erection of front porch, side first floor extension, side and rear two storey

extension, with relocation of chimney, and conversion of garage to garden

office including installation of roof lights.

Location :           56 Stamford Road Easton On The Hill Northamptonshire PE9 3PA

Applicant :         Mr W Bowles   56 Stamford Road Easton On The Hill Northamptonshire PE9

3PA

Agent :                Jonathon Hartley Limited   The Old Curiosity Shop 28 St Peters Street

Stamford PE9 2PF

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00202/LBC   Parish : Easton-on-the-Hill

Date received :                                                                           04 February 2014    Date valid :          04 February 2014

Easting :              501171          Northing :   304401              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Demolish existing wall, add flue for wood burning stove and increase ridge

height to allow for increased pitch of roof (revised scheme to previously

approved 12/01942/LBC)

Location :           13 Church Street Easton On The Hill Stamford Northamptonshire PE9 3LL

Applicant :         Mr Paul Williams   13 Church Street Easton On The Hill Stamford

Northamptonshire PE9 3LL

Agent :                Rutland Planning  – Mr Tony Ansell   2 Harewood Close Langham Oakham

Rutland LE15 7JZ

Ward :        Higham Ferrers Lancaster

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00234/FUL  Parish : Higham Ferrers

Date received :                                                                           07 February 2014    Date valid :          07 February 2014

Easting :              496009          Northing :   269182              Case Officer :   Carolyn Tait

Proposal :          Two storey rear extension to Commercial Premises (Care Home)

Location :           Kingslodge 50 North End Higham Ferrers Rushden Northamptonshire NN10

8JB

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs C Fonseka   29 Woodgreen Road  Upshire  Essex  EN9 3SD

Agent :                Sidey Design Architecture   10 Market Square Higham Ferrers Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00288/FUL  Parish : Higham Ferrers

Date received :                                                                           14 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              496411          Northing :   268864              Case Officer :   Joel Wright

Proposal :          Single-storey front extension

Location :           89 Kimbolton Road Higham Ferrers Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 8HL

Applicant :         Mr T Dent   89 Kimbolton Road Higham Ferrers Rushden Northamptonshire

NN10 8HL

Agent :                Sidey Design Architecture   10 Market Square Higham Ferrers Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Ward :        Lower Nene

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00268/FUL  Parish : Tansor

Date received :                                                                           13 February 2014    Date valid :          13 February 2014

Easting :              505457          Northing :   290887              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Demolition of existing 2 storey rear extension and new 2 storey rear

extension with single storey conservatory to side.

Location :           Greystones Main Street Tansor Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5HS

Applicant :         Horizons – Mr And Mrs Timmins   3 Maxey Way Deeping Gate Peterborough

PE6 9BE

Agent :                Wythe Holland Partnerships LLP – Mr John Trotter   Unit 7 Messenger Centre

Crown Lane Tinwell Stamford PE9 3UF

Ward :        Lyveden

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00190/FUL  Parish : Brigstock

Date received :                                                                           03 February 2014    Date valid :          12 February 2014

Easting :              495076          Northing :   287607              Case Officer :   Joe Mitson

Proposal :          First floor addition / extension to existing detached annex

Location :           Bocase Farm Old Dry Lane Brigstock Northamptonshire NN14 3HZ

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs J Harca   Bocase Farm Old Dry Lane Brigstock Northamptonshire

NN14 3HZ

Agent :                Mr Terry Sandy   80 High Street Gretton NN17 3DF

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00296/FUL  Parish : Brigstock

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              494552          Northing :   285504              Case Officer :   Carolyn Tait

Proposal :          New dwelling

Location :           42 High Street Brigstock Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3HA

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs N Height   C/o Agent

Agent :                J.E.D Design – T M Bale   The Drawing Room 27 Knights End Road Great

Bowden LE16 7EY

 

Ward :        Oundle

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00287/FUL  Parish : Benefield

Date received :                                                                           14 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              498263          Northing :   289454              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          Removal of existing garage and replacement with new structure

Location :           55 Glapthorn Road Upper Benefield Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8

5AL

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Alan Tarbuck   55 Glapthorn Road Upper Benefield Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 5AL

Agent :                Terence Hodgkins Associates   The Corn Exchange 47 High Street

Thrapston NN9 6HT

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00295/TPO/                Parish : Oundle

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              504540          Northing :   287949              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          Sycamore tree – To remove Ivy and 20% max crown thin and cable brace

main stems

Location :           Herne Lodge Ashton Road Oundle Northamptonshire

Applicant :         Ayres Tree Care – Mr Robert Ayres   Pendle House 304 Ugg Mere Court Road

Ramsey Heights Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE26 2RJ

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Prebendal

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00249/FUL  Parish : Nassington

Date received :                                                                           11 February 2014    Date valid :          11 February 2014

Easting :              506235          Northing :   296433              Case Officer :   Daniel Ray

Proposal :          New garage / workshop

Location :           2 Northfield Lane Nassington Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 6QJ

Applicant :         Mr Ian Barraclough   2 Northfield Lane Nassington Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 6QJ

Agent :                Emily Brown Architectural   43A West Street Kings Cliffe Peterborough

Northamptonshire PE8 6XB

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00269/TCA/                Parish : Woodnewton

Date received :                                                                           13 February 2014    Date valid :          14 February 2014

Easting :              503546          Northing :   294362              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          30% reduction to maintain a comfortable distance from the house. Works

to undertaken in late March.

Location :           27 Main Street Woodnewton Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5EB

Applicant :         Mr Simon Griffith- Gardens And Trees   Chesterfield Lodge Harley Way

Oundle PE8 5AU

Agent :                Mr Simon Griffith- Gardens And Trees   Chesterfield Lodge Harley Way

Oundle PE8 5AU

Ward :        Rushden Bates

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00302/FUL  Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           17 February 2014    Date valid :          17 February 2014

Easting :              496544          Northing :   265752              Case Officer :   Graham Wyatt

Proposal :          New wall and gate

Location :           101 Springfield Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0YB

Applicant :         Mr K Byford   101 Springfield Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0YB

Agent :                Sidey Design Architecture   10 Market Square Higham Ferrers Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 8BT

Ward :        Rushden Pemberton

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00326/TPO/                Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           19 February 2014    Date valid :          19 February 2014

Easting :              495041          Northing :   266713              Case Officer :   Tamsin Dennis

Proposal :          Horse Chestnut – fell and remove and replanting of a proposed Oak tree

Location :           The Spinneyfields Specialist Care Centre H E Bates Way Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 9YP

Applicant :         Mr G Matt   8 Riley Close Rectory Farm Northampton NN3 5JJ

Agent :                N/A

Ward :        Rushden Spencer

Application No. :                                                                         EN/14/00225/FUL  Parish : Rushden

Date received :                                                                           06 February 2014    Date valid :          10 February 2014

Easting :              494022          Northing :   267032              Case Officer :   Anne Dicks

Proposal :          New Dormers to front and relocation of existing gates

Location :           9 Holly Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 6AT

Applicant :         Mr And Mrs Gary And Cindy Hill   9 Holly Road Rushden Northamptonshire

NN10 6AT

Agent :                Blueprint Architectural Design   280 Wellingborough Road Rushden

Northamptonshire NN10 9XP

 

THE CURRENT APPLICATION DETAILS CAN BE VIEWED:

  • on our website at http://publicaccesssrv.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/PublicAccess/
  • at Thrapston Customer Service Centre (all applications), 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and statutory holidays)
  • at Rushden Customer Service Centre (Rushden applications only – excludes Higham Ferrers), 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and statutory holidays)
  • at Oundle Customer Service Centre, 4 New Street Oundle (Oundle applications only) 10:00am – 1:00pm  Monday – Saturday

 

To view the application on our website

Follow the link above.  Use the Application Search tool.  Enter the unique Planning Application reference number eg 02/0001/FUL (omitting the EN at the beginning of the reference and remembering to enter all slashes (/).  Scroll down and click the Search button to retrieve the application. Click to view column to view the application details.  Click the Associated Documents tab and then click View Associated Documents.

YOU CAN SUBMIT COMMENTS:

  • By fax to 01832 734839

To submit comments via our website

Follow the link above.  Use the Application Search tool.  Enter the unique Planning Application reference number eg 02/0001/FUL (omitting the EN at the beginning of the reference and remembering to enter all slashes (/).  Scroll down and click the Search button to retrieve the application. Click to view column.  Click the Submit Comments button. This will open an online form into which the required information should be entered. Send your comments to the Local Authority by selecting the Submit Comments button at the end of the form.

We cannot consider comments on things like private property rights, the developer’s morals, motives or past record, possible future development, effect on the value of the property, the fact that the development has started, trade objections based on competition, loss of a private view, inconvenience or other problems caused by building works.  Comments are not considered confidential and will be scanned and posted on our website along with other application related documents.  In addition the details may be reported to the meeting of the Planning Committee (in summary form) and members of the public.  Your correspondence will be acknowledged, but we cannot normally respond to specific points/questions.

For all comments please quote the relevant EN reference number, your name and address.  Please ensure that your comments are submitted within the stated consultation period.

To find out more about planning and these applications, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/planning

Ministers meet regarding A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston

MP Andy Sawford [East Northamptosnhire] and Leader of East Northants council, Cllr Steven North, have met with the Minister for Roads to discuss the case for the dualling of the A45 between Stanwick and Thrapston.

They are both campaigning the road improvements to reduce journey time for local residents and further  boost the local economy by improving links across the county.

Mr Sawford commented: “Dualling the A45 is a high priority in the East Northamptonshire area to support the economy and improve journey times for local residents. There is often congestion in this area and I know from that the high lorry usage means that journeys are often slow and also can be dangerous when people overtake along this narrow stretch of road.

“I told the Minister that the roundabouts have already been improved and that now is the time to make this crucial investment.

“I’m pleased that Cllr Steven North, Conservative Leader of East Northamptonshire, are working together in a cross-party effort to make sure the government and the Highways Agency know how important this is to our area”.

Image courtesy of ITV.com

The A45, which is already dual-carriageway from Northampton to Stanwick carries a high volume of traffic but congestion is frequently seen on the single carriageway stretch between Stanwick and the much-used A14 at Thrapston – which is also under scrutiny by the Department of Transport.

The impact on local growth was highlighted such as new distribution companies, new housing and potential new retail at Rushden Lakes, which makes the dualling of the road even more critical.

Councillor North and Andy Sawford MP agreed to take the matter to county level with the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership which has a role in determining priorities for improvement in local roads.

Andy Sawford MP can be contacted on Twitter with your views.

Don’t break a loved one’s heart this Valentine’s Day

 

A Northamptonshire charity has warned of the dangers of taking so-called ‘legal highs’ – urging users not to risk breaking their family’s hearts this Valentine’s Day.

According to the latest figures provided by the Office for National Statistics, New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – commonly known as legal highs – led to 52 deaths in England and Wales in 2012.

There have also been a number of cases across the country where the use of such substances has resulted in frothing at the mouth, blurred vision and even heart attacks.

Northamptonshire-based Solve It has chosen Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to raise awareness of the potential dangers associated with the increasing use of ‘legal highs’.

Solve It chairman Kevin Shapland, said: “Government, law enforcement agencies and health professionals face real challenges because producers of these drugs are able to make small changes to the chemical compounds each a time a new psychoactive substance is controlled.

“With a pending government review due in the spring we believe education of the dangers associated with these so called ‘legal highs’ is the only effective way of reducing harm.”

Deborah Clarke, Business Manager at Solve It said: “These substances can be readily purchased over the internet or in so called ‘Head Shops’ and are often labelled as ‘research chemicals’, ‘herbal incense’ or ‘not for human consumption.  They may claim to be legal but they are not safe, they can kill or cause long term health consequences.”

With the support of funds provided by Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Solve It will shortly be launching an educational campaign that will help give information to both young people and their parents about the dangers of using so-called legal highs.

The campaign will also provide the ability to download a free smartphone app as well as a new website, while you can follow the charity on Twitter @SolveItVSA.

Flood Alert – Where to find out more…

  • Flood WarningThe EA for this area say “Flooding is possible. Be prepared.” using their Amber Warning

    Thrapston is on the Middle Nene

    Rainfall over the last few days has caused water levels in the River Nene to rise. River levels are expected to remain high for the next few days with further rainfall forecast today and into the weekend. The EA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

    If you want to look up your postcode to see what river levels are like near you – click the Environment Agency link or the Amber warning above.

Corby Company nominated as a finalist for Housewares Innovation Awards!

Corby based Creative Tops Ltd, one of the UK’s leading tableware organisations, is pleased to announce that the Katie Alice Cottage Flower Vintage Cookware collection has been nominated as a finalist in the Housewares and Innovation Awards!

 SHOT 10-KATIE ALICE PCW

Exciting news for Katie Alice! The fabulous Cottage Flower Vintage Cookware collection has been nominated as a finalist in the Housewares Innovation Awards in the Best Cookware and Bakeware category!

Inspired by Katie’s passion and love of home baking, this range pays homage to the nation’s favourite past-time! With its delicate, vintage colour palette and intricate floral design, this range is a truly stunning addition to any kitchen! Due to its immense popularity, the Cottage Flower was expanded from a table top collection into the wonderful range we have today that includes cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories such as rolling pins, jelly moulds, butter dishes and pudding bowls.

More information can be found at www.creative-tops.com.