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Archive for: February 2015

Planning Applications: 26 February 2015

Planning Applications: 26 FEBRUARY 2015                         WEEKLY LIST

District: ASHTON

Change of use of barns (Units 2, 2A and 3) to three dwellings (previously consented for two units under application 13/00879/FUL)

Chapel Farm Buildings The Green Ashton Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Ref. No: 14/01974/FUL | Received: Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Change of use of barn (Unit 6) to three dwellings (previously consented for one unit under application 13/00879/FUL)

Chapel Farm Buildings The Green Ashton Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Ref. No: 14/01975/FUL | Received: Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Extension of parking area and erection of parking barns and garage to serve dwellings

Chapel Farm Buildings The Green Ashton Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Ref. No: 14/01979/FUL | Received: Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Change of use of land from agricultural to equestrian use and erection of six field shelters

Chapel Farm Buildings The Green Ashton Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Ref. No: 14/01978/FUL | Received: Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Change of use of outbuilding (to previously approved unit 1) to form dwelling

Chapel Farm Buildings The Green Ashton Northamptonshire PE8 5LD

Ref. No: 14/01973/FUL | Received: Fri 17 Oct 2014 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: BRIGSTOCK

Application no 14/02182/REM Reserved matters: Erection of four dwellings and upgrade of Newtown (Resubmission of application 11/00450/OUT) pursuant to planning permission 11/01347/OUT dated 22/03/2012 Discharge of conditions Condition 1 – material samples

Allotment Gardens Newtown Brigstock Northamptonshire

Ref. No: 15/00360/CND | Received: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: CORBY

Proposed double garage and garden store

The Elms Gretton Road Harringworth Corby Northamptonshire NN17 3AD

Ref. No: 15/00354/FUL | Received: Fri 20 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: IRTHLINGBOROUGH

Change of use from retail (A1) to dental practice (D1) including internal alterations

19 High Street Irthlingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5TE

Ref. No: 15/00359/FUL | Received: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Variation of condition 28 approved plans (amendment to site plan and house types) pursuant to planning permission 14/01268/FUL Re development of previously cleared site development, with erection of 21 new dwellings and associated parking, landscaping and new access.

Tower Factory Victoria Street Irthlingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5RG

Ref. No: 15/00348/VAR | Received: Fri 20 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: RUSHDEN

Change of use from care home (C2) to dwelling house (C3)

109 Higham Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 6DS

Ref. No: 15/00369/FUL | Received: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 24 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Application number 10/01017/OUT Outline: Erection of a NHS Resource Centre, creation of up to 125 dwellings with associated open space, space for educational use by South End Infant School, removal of four trees covered by TPO, new access roads and alterations to existing internal road layout (All matters reserved) Discharge of conditions Condition 32 – Fire hydrants location

Rushden Hospital The Drive Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 9JU

Ref. No: 15/00361/CND | Received: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 23 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: TWYWELL

To remove two trees in back garden

Lingbury High Street Twywell Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3AH

Ref. No: 15/00379/TCA/ | Received: Wed 25 Feb 2015 | Validated: Wed 25 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Campaign to Tackle Roadside Litter Louts – Don’t be a Tosser!

A fresh campaign to tackle the blight of litter thrown from vehicles onto roadsides across Northamptonshire is urging offenders ‘Don’t be a Tosser’ or face being fined.

The powerful play on words has been chosen as this spring’s anti-litter message by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, which is made up of local authorities countywide.

Launched today (March 3), the new campaign warns motorists they could be fined £75 or more if they are seen tossing litter out of their vehicle and has seen posters go up along the county’s main roads at petrol stations, fast food outlets as well as on local buses, bin lorries and council vehicles and messages on social media sites.

Every year councils in the county spend a total of £4.5million cleaning streets, emptying litter bins, clearing fly tipping and picking up rubbish. Car litter is one of the biggest problems and fast food outlets on stretches on the county’s main trunk roads will be targeted as part of the campaign (see list below).

Taken from a past Keep Britain Tidy initiative, the ‘Don’t be a Tosser’ campaign will be running in Corby, Daventry District, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough. It has already proved a successful anti-litter message in other parts of the UK, including Essex and Suffolk.

Chairman of the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership, Councillor Chris Millar, said: “Whether it’s an apple core, cigarette butt or a burger bag, throwing litter from cars is not only anti-social but also illegal and those seen doing so could be fined.

“There are much better ways to spend taxpayers’ money than cleaning up after these individuals, whose thoughtless actions are harming our local environment and wildlife.

“People think they’re much more anonymous throwing litter out of vehicles than dropping it elsewhere, but the comfort of their car is no hiding place. Our message to these offenders is clear – you are not invisible and anyone who sees you dropping litter can report you.

“Our campaign headline ‘Don’t be a Tosser’ is a play on words that’s designed to attract attention and get people thinking and talking about the problem of litter from vehicles. It’s used alongside an image of someone tossing their litter from a car, emphasising the meaning of the word in the context of our campaign.”

Littering comes with anything from a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice to prosecution in court and a fine of up to £2,500 plus any additional costs awarded.

For more details about the campaign, visit www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk.

The following locations in Northamptonshire, particularly stretches of road with fast food outlets and petrol stations, are among those being targeted by the campaign:

  • Corby – stretches of the A427 through the borough
  • Daventry District – the A5 along Watling Street and A45 through Braunston, Daventry, Flore and Weedon
  • East Northamptonshire – the A14 and A45 at Rushden and Raunds
  • Kettering – A14 near Rothwell and A6003 at Kettering
  • Wellingborough – the A45 near Nene Valley Services, Earls Barton and Little Irchester, A509 through the borough and A6 near Finedon
  • South Northamptonshire – the A43 near Brackley and Towcester and A5 at Towcester, Paulerspury and Old Stratford

Phytosterol Complex on Trial with staff writer

Here in the Nene Local office, we often get sent items to test.  We have a rule that we make sure you can buy them either online or in the locality before we feature them.

This week staff writer, Michelle Ball, has been trying – BioCare’s natural food supplement – Phytosterol Complex – it is aimed at women enter the early stages of menopause, where maintaining weight becomes more and more difficult, and losing weight becomes almost impossible. This is because of the fluctuation of women’s hormones during this period.

Phytosterol Complex (£12.95 stockist: revital.co.uk) is a combination of botanical extracts designed to help women throughout the menopause, with phyto-oestrogenic and phytosterol properties, which are beneficial for hormone balance and cardiovascular health. Phytosterol Complex

  • It is a natural rich source of vitamins and minerals
  • It help support healthy levels of hormones
  • Helps to reduce the absorption and production of unwanted fats from the diet and in the bloodstream.
  • Alfalfa is rich in vitamins and minerals
  • It is a natural cleanser and helps to support kidney function

Phytosterol Complex contains sage, alfalfa, licorice, and celery seed, as well as hops which help with hot flushes, sweating, restlessness and irritability.

  • Sage promotes hormonal balance of women and stimulates the pituitary and thyroid
  • Hops help to maintain a calm and comfortable menopause, helping signs such as hot flushes, sweating, restlessness and irritability.
  • Capsule can be opened if a person is unable or prefers not to swallow capsules or tablets
  • Hypoallergenic formulation in a capsule for easy swallowing

Michelle is still taking them and has reported a small difference so far.  If you want to try Phytosterol Complex you can by them here revital.co.uk

Local Estate Agent, Simpsons, Report Excellent First Quarter Figures

Figures released by Rightmove, the UK’s largest property website, show that local estate agents Simpsons & Partners have had an outstanding start to the year, outselling their nearest competition 4:1 from 1st January 2015 to date in Thrapston and their local villages.

Thrilled with their good start to the year, the team in the Thrapston office are looking to use their local knowledge to help anyone looking to buy, sell, or let in the area. Lizzie and the team are on hand 7 days a week to give advice in their High Street office, or can be contacted at www.simpsonandpartners.co.uk or on 01832 731 222.  Read the interview with branch manager Lizzie Hardcastle here.

16 completions between January 1st 2015 and February 11th 2015. Simpsons are delighted with their early and successful start to the year!

16 sales between January 1st 2015 and February 11th 2015. Simpsons are delighted with their early and successful start to the year!

 

Get in Touch

Simpson & Partners
43-45 High Street
Thrapston
Northamptonshire
NN14 4JJ

Sales
Tel: 01832 731222

New Lettings
Tel: 01832 731222

Website

www.simpsonandpartners.co.uk

Investors in the Environment (iiE)

_PF09506Are you a business looking to improve your green credentials and get promoted for doing so? Look no further! Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

Now the organisation has a very special offer for Northamptonshire businesses who sign up to the scheme! For a limited time only, Groundwork Northamptonshire is contributing £100 towards Green membership for all Northamptonshire businesses who sign up!

Investors in the Environment was launched 5 years ago and now has over 250 members, and a network of over 3,000 businesses in over 13 counties, as well as franchises of the scheme.

The iiE scheme is unique because businesses must achieve a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure to secure green accreditation. Other essential criteria include having a recycling system in place, adopting a travel plan, calculating carbon footprint and setting targets for carbon reduction.

Businesses can reduce their impact on the environment with tailored support and expert advice. The supporting membership around this accreditation scheme gives businesses the help, promotion and networking they need to make their business greener and to receive recognition for their eco initiatives. Members are highlighted at the annual iiE Awards, through case studies and media articles. Commitment is demonstrated with a recognised stamp of accreditation.IiE Logo

By ultimately putting together a credible Environmental Management System (EMS), the scheme also allows businesses to keep ahead of emerging environmental legislation, involves staff in securing operational efficiencies, and raises their corporate profile. A smarter business of the future.

The scheme is supported by Northamptonshire County Council: “As a current member of the Investors in the Environment Scheme, Northamptonshire County Council is proud to be working with Peterborough Environment City Trust in promoting this environmental management accreditation to SME’s, public sector bodies and voluntary organisations across the county. The scheme, which is now recognised in Northamptonshire County Council’s procurement process, is an affordable and practical way to implement an Environmental Management System and gain an important environmental accreditation for organisations that may not have the resources to complete the more expensive and rigorous ISO 14001, BS8555 or EMAS schemes. Pledge today to take your first step towards reducing your environmental footprint, lowering your energy use, saving money and increasing your organisation’s efficiency.”

On average members’ savings far outweigh the cost of membership. Joining this not-for-profit scheme can cost as little as £150. This includes full membership, promotion and certification on completion of accreditation. To join and for more information, call 01733 866436, email info@iie.uk.com or visit www.iie.uk.com. Plus follow iiE on Twitter @iiEUK.

 

 

 

Planning Applications: 18 February 2015

Planning Applications: 18 FEBRUARY 2015                         WEEKLY LIST

 

District: BULWICK

Application number 14/00399/FUL Proposed new car port with games room in the roof space. Discharge of conditions Condition 4 – Arboricultural survey

The Old Rectory Church Lane Bulwick Northamptonshire NN17 3ET

Ref. No: 15/00305/CND | Received: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: CHELVESTON

Various internal works and two storey extension to side incorporating a car port on ground floor and two bedrooms and ensuite over. Installation of new electronic gate entrance to the site and boundary fence to the front of property and other associated site works

The Woodlands Caldecott Road Chelveston Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 6AT

Ref. No: 15/00268/FUL | Received: Tue 10 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: PILTON

T1 and T2 Lime – clean crown and crown lift to 4m T3 Chestnut – remove large limb T4 Chestnut – prune SW branches to give 2.5m clearance

Pilton Manor Main Street Pilton Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 5SN

Ref. No: 15/00306/TPO/ | Received: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: OUNDLE

Various works on trees

15 Mill Road Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 4BW

Ref. No: 15/00301/TPO/ | Received: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Application number 12/01614/FUL Demolition of 25 Herne Road, construction of 86 dwellings including conversion of Herne Lodge into four flats and associated works. Discharge of conditions Condition 18- construction management plan and scheme for mitigation for mud and dust Condition 26 – construction programme for completion of access road works Condition 31 – hard surfacing materials

Herne Lodge And Land Ashton Road Oundle Northamptonshire

Ref. No: 15/00240/CND | Received: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 17 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Installation of insulation to external stud wall

3 Mill Road Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 4BW

Ref. No: 15/00168/LBC | Received: Wed 28 Jan 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: RUSHDEN

Ground and first floor extension to existing single storey dwelling plus internal alterations

184 Avenue Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0SW

Ref. No: 15/00266/FUL | Received: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Demolition of existing conservatory and proposed new conservatory to side and single storey extension to rear of property

3 Martin Close Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 6YZ

Ref. No: 14/02097/FUL | Received: Fri 31 Oct 2014 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: TWYWELL

To fell a silver birch and european larch

The Old Masons High Street Twywell Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3AH

Ref. No: 15/00265/TCA/ | Received: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 16 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

 

 

 

 

Job Opportunity in Thrapston – Life & Protection Insurance Sales Adviser

An excellent opportunity has become available at Cozens & Dean based in Bridge Street , Thrapston.

C & D Ltd – Kettering NN14

We are looking for a highly focused and motivated individual who has an excellent track record in selling life insurance products, both face to face and via telephone.

The desired person;

• Previous experience of telephone based life insurance & protection sales
• Proven track record
• Excellent communications skills – written & oral
• Experience of dealing with incoming & outgoing telephone enquiries
• Exemplary advice, compliance skills & attention to detail
• Self-motivated, pro-active & articulate
• Ability to work to targets
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Working as part of a team and reporting directly to the Managing Director

The Role;

You will be responsible for providing best practice advice to a range of customers, with the majority having medium to high net worth. All leads will be provided, with no cold calling! Enquiries will be as a result of referrals and highly targeted marketing campaigns.

We are looking to attract candidates who are loyal, driven, focused, enthusiastic, wanting to learn & expand their knowledge and are committed to forging a long term career.

We offer a basic salary of £24,000 with the ability to earn an OTE of £40k – £60k + in the 1st year.

Apply by email with your CV and a covering letter to mattsands@candd.uk.com

Find out about Funding for your Community Group

Are you a local community group in need of money for a project which will help people in your area? Perhaps you’re setting up a new club, improving a town/village feature or upgrading facilities at your community centre or village hall? Well look no further!

Despite the economic climate, funds are still available from a variety of sources for groups requiring £50, £500, £5,000 or even £50,000+.

East Northamptonshire Council is holding a free ‘Meet the Funders’ event, open to all, where community groups can speak directly to funding groups and find out what support is available. This takes place at the council offices on Cedar Drive in Thrapston on Thursday, 5 March 2015, from noon to 3.30pm.

Su Davies, External Funding Manager at East Northamptonshire Council, will be present on the day to guide visitors to funders who can help their projects. Su says:

“This event will give community groups the chance to speak directly to funders, outline their projects and find out immediately whether they’d be eligible for funding support. The funders featured have simple application procedures and your grants are often assessed within two to three months. If you’re a not-for-profit body with a constitution and a bank account, you have a good chance of finding a funder who could help you.”

Funders attending the event this year include:

 

  • East Northamptonshire Council grants
  • Big (Community) Lottery
  • Heritage Lottery
  • Comic Relief
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation
  • Central England Co-op Community Fund
  • Spire Homes Community Fund
  • Mick George Community Fund
  • ProHelp
  • The Charity Bank
  • Northamptonshire ACRE
  • Volunteer Impact Northamptonshire and Nene Valley Community Action

 

Leaflets and information on a range of other funders will also be available.

In addition, if your group is based in East Northamptonshire, when you come to the funding fair you can book a follow on visit from Su, who will arrange to meet with your group to discuss your funding needs and outline a fundraising strategy.

To find out more about the day please contact Su on 01832 742191, email sdavies@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk or just come along.

…It’s Valentine’s Day so here’s the wedding story so far…

As you may know by now, myself and my fiance are getting married in June and using Thrapston businesses for each and every part of the wedding.  We are big fans of Thrapston and try to shop local wherever we can, but we do know of people who say “There’s not much in Thrapston is there?”  We hope our wedding story will prove to them that Thrapston has loads to offer and show everyone some businesses they may not have seen….cc

It’s now just over half way in the planning and here is the story so far;

Our Venue is the Tasty Bite Garden  (there is a Plan B if its raining).  The garden is a small courtyard that not many people know exists, it houses a working water pump that is fed from a well in the next door garden, we think this will make a lovely photo opportunity.  We’re thinking too of how to decorate the garden but more on that soon!

Tasty Bite

Tasty Bite

Our Celebrant is Rachel at Danetree Ceremonies – yes you can get married in a garden!  Take a look at her website and you will see that using Rachel meant we could get married anywhere!

The Wedding Breakfast will be a sumptuous feast from Sarah and the team at the Tasty Bite  Victorian cafe – did you know this is a listed building and one of the few remaining cast-iron fronted Victorian cafes in the UK?

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 I’ve put on weight sadly, and so enlisted someone to help with weight-loss before the Big Day – Caroline at Inspired to Change  Thrapston has been helping me relax and try hypnosis, I now follow her Facebook page too which offers me lots of inspiration on being stress free!  There is also a Slimming World group in Thrapston who meet at the St Johns Ambulance Hall (Chancery Lane Carpark) every Friday at 9.30am.insp22

Over at Rockstar Tattoo Removal  they offer a skin rejuvenation package and I have had a few appointments to ensure my skin looks its youngest and best for the big day.rockstarad

Whilst out shopping in the sales I found a cute Wedding Album in the sale bin at  Forget Me Not Cards

My dress is on order from the lovely ladies at  Gowns & Garters 

Is this the colour?

Is this the colour?

My Wedding Favours are so sad, as they are provided by  Keirayne Sweets which has now sadly closed due to bereavement.

On a happier note my Wedding Favour Bags are going to be hand made by Bygone Days

And if its a rainy horrid day – read here for a  Plan B Venue – The Kings Arms .

Upstairs in the Kings Arms

Upstairs in the Kings Arms

This is all so far, my next task is to talk to Karen about my flowers…….  Keep watching this space to see how it’s all going, things left do are;photo

Flowers, shoes, grooms outfit, bridesmaid outfit, presents, cake (it’s been booked,  just need to write the story about it on here) , decorations, transport, thank you notes, food, drink, evening entertainment, hotels for guests…….  It’ll all unfold on here!

 

Planning Applications: 13 February 2015

Planning Applications: 13 FEBRUARY 2015                         WEEKLY LIST

District: ALDWINCLE

Change of use of agricultural land to garden

30 Main Street Aldwincle Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 3EL

Ref. No: 15/00237/FUL | Received: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: IRTHLINGBOROUGH

Application number 14/01184/FUL – Two new flats to side of 25 Queen Street Discharge of conditions Condition 2 – Details and samples of all facing materials Condition 3 – Screen wall and fences details Condition 6 – Drainage

25 Queen Street Irthlingborough Wellingborough Northamptonshire NN9 5RW

Ref. No: 15/00264/CND | Received: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Validated: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: OUNDLE

To convert an existing conservatory into a conventional extension. Piched roof lower than 4m at the highest point and 3m at eaves

11 Vine Close Oundle Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 4AZ

Ref. No: 15/00269/PDE | Received: Tue 10 Feb 2015 | Validated: Tue 10 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

District: RAUNDS

Retrospective: Siting of two stable blocks and container storage

TL0175 1849 Brooks Road Raunds Northamptonshire

Ref. No: 12/01769/FUL | Received: Thu 25 Oct 2012 | Validated: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: RUSHDEN

Use of domestic garage as home office

20 Griffith Street Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0RL

Ref. No: 15/00242/LDE | Received: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Validated: Thu 12 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Single storey extension – (class A) and buildings with the curtilage of a dwelling (class E)

57 Victoria Road Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 0AS

Ref. No: 15/00250/LDP | Received: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Validated: Mon 09 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

Variation of conditions 2 and 8 to increase first floor extension, omit east facing windows, modify roof over extension to have hipped and flat roof elements, remove existing metal fire exit to the second floor replacing with spiral stairs and add first floor windows to the west elevation pursuant to planning permission 13/02198/FUL – ‘Rear first floor extension and alterations including demolition of rear single storey element’ dated 11/04/2014

The Carriage House 13 Market Square Higham Ferrers Rushden Northamptonshire NN10 8DJ

Ref. No: 15/00186/VAR | Received: Fri 30 Jan 2015 | Validated: Tue 10 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration

 

District: WARMINGTON

Application 14/01619/REM – Reserved matters: Erection of a detached two storey dwelling (all matters reserved except access) pursuant to application 13/00257/OUT Condition 1 – Hard bound surfacing of vehicular access Condition 2 – Visibility splays Condition 3 – Full landscaping details Condition 4 – Slab levels

The Red Lion Peterborough Road Warmington Peterborough Northamptonshire PE8 6TN

Ref. No: 15/00273/CND | Received: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Validated: Wed 11 Feb 2015 | Status: Pending Consideration