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Planning Applications: 27 September 2018 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website or click the link below to go directly to the article you require.


Notice is given that the following applications have been received together with the last date for making representations:


18/01688/FUL (20/10/2018)(Info)

Erection of new two storey dwelling with associated landscaping at Willoughby House 110 Main Street Aldwincle NN14 3EP


18/01823/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Erection of one modern farm building for existing farm activities at Springwood Farm Benefield

Road Brigstock NN14 3JB


18/01701/FUL (20/10/2018)


Change of use from (D1) Christian Ministry and Retreat Centre to (C3) dwelling house at Mandate

House Old Weston Road Clopton  NN14 3DZ


18/01775/FUL (27/10/2018)


Change of use of redundant stone barn to mixed use B8 (storage or distribution) and A1 (retail

shop) at buildings at Home Farm House Deene

18/01776/LBC (27/10/2018)

(LB/CA) (LBRegs)

Adaptation and repair to redundant Grade II Listed barn to allow change of use to commercial

and retail. Replace roof tiles, (retain Collyweston tiles where possible) replace fenestration and

repair and restore internal structures and associated works at Home Farm House Deene


18/01757/LBC (27/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Block up storage area access from second bedroom.  Create ensuite toilet with wash hand basin to

first floor master bedroom including structural staircase bulkhead, replacement of existing access with sliding door and fittings, remove radiator from internal wall and relocate to front  wall with associated plumbing  and external drainage works to Grade II Listed dwelling house at 58 High

Street Easton On The Hill PE9 3LN

18/01771/FUL (27/10/2018)


Alterations and refurbishment to Grade II Listed dwelling house at 33 Church Street Easton On The

Hill  PE9 3LL

18/01772/LBC (30/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Alterations and refurbishment to Grade II Listed dwelling house, to include partial demolition of

internal walls and make good.  Replacement of doors and windows. Installation of new boiler to ground floor store and en suite to first floor. Rewiring and new plumbing throughout and

introduction of modern heating and bathroom features.  Installation of 2 no. wood burner and associated internal and external fabrication works at 33 Church Street Easton On The Hill


18/01748/FUL (27/10/2018)


Two-storey side and rear extension, single storey rear extension, detached workshop and garden store (re-application). at Orchard House Nags Head Lane Hargrave


18/01756/FUL (27/10/2018)


Installation on the south west roof elevation of 2 matching conservation roof lights at The Thatch Gretton Road Harringworth  NN17 3AD

Higham Ferrers

18/01585/FUL (27/10/2018)


Interior and exterior refurbishment and alterations to Beauty Salon (Sui Generis Use) at 2 High

Street Higham Ferrers NN10 8BN

18/01586/LBC (27/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Interior and exterior refurbishment and alterations to Grade II Listed building trading as Beauty

Salon (Sui Generis Use), to include replacement front door, windows and remove window boxes and shutters. Rethatch, chimney repair and replacement of external render. External lighting.

Replace internal heating and plumbing elements. Remove modern business finishes to include

floor and wall tiling and internal doors. Remove ground floor stud partitioning and reposition and

replacement of the internal staircase and associated works. at 2 High Street Higham Ferrers

18/01705/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

A front porch which will include a downstairs WC (retrospective) at 4 Elm Walk Higham Ferrers NN10 8HE

18/01787/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Single storey rear extension at 9 Lancaster Street Higham Ferrers  NN10 8HY


18/01796/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

New fencing to side elevation at 2 Harrington Road Irthlingborough  NN9 5GP

18/01805/FUL (27/10/2018)


Single storey rear extension at 8 Malthouse Close Irthlingborough  NN9 5PQ

Kings Cliffe

18/01733/FUL (27/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Conversion and extension of existing stables to grooms annexed accommodation and removal of asbestos shed at Hall Farm 1 Hall Yard Kings Cliffe  PE8 6XQ

Lowick And Slipton

18/01759/FUL and 18/01760/LBC (27/10/2018) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Alterations to a listed building including insertion of new doors, part removal of internal walls,

insertion of new roof lights and roof lantern, replacement windows and replacement of roof on the

single storey rear section of dwelling at Keepers Lodge Aldwincle Road Lowick


18/01810/OUT (27/10/2018)


Outline: erection of a two-storey dwelling house (all matters reserved except access, layout and scale) (Resubmission of 18/00217/OUT) at Piccadilly Farm Main Street Lutton  PE8 5ND


18/01619/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Proposed attic conversion; new front porch; rear single storey extension; replacement garage door and internal alterations; replacement of windows, doors, soffits, fascia, and rain water goods; replacement of roof tiles and dormer cheeks at 16 Warren Bridge Oundle

18/01736/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Erection of demountable crane within plant hire yard which will be taken down at weekends and

bank holidays at 28 Nene Valley Business Park Oundle  PE8 4HN

18/01767/LBC (27/10/2018)


Internal refurbishment to the Cobthorne Stables and Barn, with new dwarf courtyard walling with

railing to form new entrance at The Stables Cobthorne 16 West Street Oundle

18/01806/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Replacement of existing polycarbonate roof on conservatory with composite tile roof and Velux window in keeping with the original dwelling house, we endeavour to use a tile which is a close match with the existing dwelling house roof (colour description is ‘Burnt Umber’) at 16 Culme Close Oundle   PE8 4QQ


18/00047/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Convert hard standing area 137sqm to parking bays at The Delves Raunds

18/01808/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

To convert integral garage into a habitable room at 14 Miles Close Raunds NN9 6SS


18/01710/FUL (27/10/2018)


Change of use from (A1) shop with (C3) dwelling house above to two ground floor shops (A1)

incorporating new entrance, with ancillary storage above at 119 High Street Rushden

18/01724/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Single story rear extension comprising of kitchen diner and lounge area. Extending existing kitchen into new extension by existing lintel access and removal of back door and window. Removal of bay and windows/ french doors in existing lounge and access by existing lintel archway into new

extension at 63 Clover Drive Rushden  NN10 0UE

18/01765/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Grocery collection lockers to be installed in the customer car park at Asda 161 High Street Rushden  NN10 0PA

18/01766/ADV (20/10/2018) (Info)

Non-illuminated vinyl lettering on collection lockers in car park at Asda 161 High Street Rushden

NN10 0PA

18/01778/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Installation of planters and enclosure for external seating area (sited under existing canopy

permitted under 16/01662/FUL) at Unit 6 West Terrace Rushden Lakes Rushden

18/01779/ADV (20/10/2018) (Info)

Installation of 1 no fascia to building elevation and 1. no menu board to outer perimeter of

seating area at Unit 6 West Terrace Rushden Lakes Rushden  NN10 6FT

18/01804/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Convert garage into a room with a new access door from the house and replace the garage door

with a window at 25 Springfield Road Rushden  NN10 0QT

18/01836/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Alterations to external areas and entrance, addition of a ramp to the rear delivery door and installation of a new ATM through the wall (resubmission of 18/00987/FUL) at The Viking Public House Grangeway Rushden NN10 9JE

18/01849/FUL (27/10/2018)


Change of use of gymnasium including alterations to create 4No dwellings including parking and

modified access at 38 Little Street Rushden  NN10 0LS

Stoke Doyle

18/01449/FUL (20/10/2018) (Info)

Proposed conversion of existing former agricultural building to annexe at Chalybeate Oundle

Road Stoke Doyle PE8 5TJ


18/01762/LBC (27/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Removal of existing modern dormer windows and removal of ceiling over stair/landing, and

installation of new ceiling at higher level at Wadenhoe House Church Street Wadenhoe


18/01664/FUL (27/10/2018)


Installation of two hand rails, one along front slope of footpath from pavement and one along the

full length of main path.  Rail to be fabricated from painted, galvanised iron, set into the present path. at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church Main Street Yarwell  PE8 6PR


Planning Applications: 12 September 2018 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website or click the link below to go directly to the article you require.


Notice is given that the following applications have been received together with the last date for making representations:


18/01684/FUL (13/10/2018)


Removal of stone outbuilding, Removal of timber shed, relocate oil tank, replacement of boundary fence to east boundary with stone wall.  Erection of garden shed and associated works in curtilage of Grade II Listed Building (resubmission of 17/02101/FUL) at Vine Cottage 17 The Green Ashton PE8 5LD


18/01595/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Construction of new polytunnel canopy structure, cafe building, and associated landscaping works at The Barn Garden Centre Oundle Road Barnwell  PE8 5PB


18/01681/VAR (13/10/2018)


Variation of conditions 8 and 16 pursuant to applications (17/01341/CND and 14/02085/FUL) at buildings and land adjacent and rear of 15 Main Street Upper Benefield


18/01265/FUL (13/10/2018)


Full Planning Application for a rural exception scheme of 10 dwellings with associated infrastructure and landscaping at land between allotments and Number 27 Grafton Road

18/01666/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Single storey side extension at 11 Mauntley Avenue Brigstock NN14


18/01320/FUL (13/10/2018)


Application is for the change of use from agricultural to equestrian. In addition to include the erection of a new stable block, small menege and the forming of grazing paddocks at land at

Bulwick Glebe Church Lane Bulwick


18/01672/VAR (06/10/2018) (Info)

Variation of condition 2 (approved drawings) to allow amendments to detached garage/car port

pursuant to planning application 17/00929/FUL – Erection of new retirement dormer bungalow

within applicants garden for applicant dated 18.09.2017 at Highbury House Main Street Glapthorn


18/01645/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Renewal of Approved Planning Permission for extensions to first floor and ground floor of existing

dwelling including alterations to ground floor at Hemington House Lutton Road Hemington  PE8 5QL

Higham Ferrers

18/01648/OUT (13/10/2018)


Outline Planning Application on land to the west of the A6, Higham Ferrers, with means of

vehicular access from the A6 roundabout known as the John Clarke Way Roundabout for

consideration, all other matters (layout, appearance, scale and landscaping) reserved for

subsequent approval, for the development of up to 300 no. new dwellings (Class C3), of which 30% will be affordable, landscaping, earthworks to facilitate surface water drainage and all other ancillary infrastructure and enabling works. at land South East of The Ferrers School A6 Higham

18/01663/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Loft conversion at 54 Westfields Terrace Higham Ferrers  NN10 8BA

18/01725/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Replacement of flat roof to garage front with a lean-to pitched roof at 32 Wharf Road Higham

Ferrers NN10 8BQ


18/01671/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Proposed no2 new two storey dwellings with off road parking at land adjacent 42 Jubilee Street


Kings Cliffe

18/01615/LBC (13/10/2018)


Infilling of the 4no. windows and 1 no. door opening on the south west facade of Unit C in nom.

10mm recessed close matching random coursed stonework and the adding of a casement window

on the east facade of Unit C in close matching random stonework. at Huskissons Lodge Farm

Buildings, Wansford Road, Kings Cliffe

18/01644/LBC (13/10/2018)

(LB/CA) (LBRegs)

Fitting out of storage attic room and connection to bedroom 4 to include new staircase, ensuite

bathroom, insulation and associated works to Grade II Listed Building at 56 Park Street Kings Cliffe PE8 6XN

18/01702/FUL (13/10/2018)


Insertion of 3no.  roof lights to rear extension at 56 Park Street Kings Cliffe PE8 6XN


18/01654/VAR (13/10/2018)


Variation of condition to allow double doors to be added to garage 18 pursuant to planning

application 15/01377/FUL: Demolish existing double garage and shed and construct detached

dwelling. Convert part of existing dwelling into a garage and workshop/store for the new dwelling. Relocate existing summer house. Form new vehicle access for existing dwelling with double garage dated 16.09.2015 at 37 Church Street Nassington  PE8 6QG


18/01488/LBC (13/10/2018)


Replace painted wooden gates in archway of The Courthouse.  The gates will be made of the same softwood, painted the same colour and the original ironwork will be used.  There will be no alterations to the stonework of the archway at The Courthouse Mill Road Oundle

18/01673/FUL and 18/01674/LBC (13/10/2018) (LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Single storey rear extension at 35 North Street Oundle PE8 4AL

18/01694/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

New single storey side extension between the existing house and existing garage at 3 St

Christophers Drive Oundle PE8 4HU

18/01717/ADV (13/10/2018)


Additional Post Office signage to Oundle Pharmacy at 32 Market Place Oundle

18/01728/ADV (13/10/2018)


Two sets of individual blue stainless steel letters to exterior of building at Ground Floor, The Old

Market Hall Market Place Oundle  PE8 4BA

18/01741/LBC (13/10/2018)


Installation of individual blue stainless steel letters to the south & west elevations at ground floor

The Old Market Hall Market Place Oundle  PE8 4BA

18/01754/LBC (13/10/2018)

(LBRegs) (LB/CA)

Additional exterior signage to existing Grade II Listed Pharmacy at 32 Market Place Oundle



18/01640/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Demolition of existing garage.  Construction of new garage with storage above. Increase in ridge

height to dwelling house to provide bedroom accommodation at first floor level, demolition of conservatory, replace with  single storey side extension at 84 High Street Raunds


18/01623/FUL (20/09/2018) (Info)

Conversion and part replacement of agricultural buildings to provide two dwellings and car port and part demolition of barns and part of nursery at Manor Lodge Farm 411 Newton Road Rushden

NN10 0SX

18/01630/ADV (06/10/2018) (Info)

Erection of a single fascia sign on the south elevation of the Leisure building at land adjacent Skew Bridge Ski Slope Rushden Lakes Rushden

18/01656/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Loft conversion to include increase in ridge height and roof lights at 7 Kendal Close Rushden NN10 0QF

18/01680/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Single storey side extension at 77 Grafton Road Rushden NN10 0HT


18/01716/OUT (06/10/2018) (Info)

Outline application for residential development for up to eight dwellings and vehicular access- All

Matters Reserved at vacant land formerly 10 Higham Road Rushden

18/01742/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Proposed replacement solid roof and new roof lantern over conservatory area to the rear at 30

Avenue Road Rushden NN10 0SJ

Thorpe Achurch

18/01625/FUL (13/10/2018)


Rear glazed extension to garage to form gym at Thorpe Castle House Aldwincle Road Thorpe

Waterville Kettering NN14 3ED


18/01642/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Proposed detached double garage; conversion of loft space to habitable rooms to include rear

dormer, new second floor side window, cabrio balcony opening to side elevation and installation

of three roof lights at 42 Windsor Drive Thrapston  NN14 4XH

18/01665/FUL (13/10/2018)


– Remove existing ATM, infill opening and render terralene to match existing. Remove all

cameras and walls made good to match existing. All existing Barclays signage & lights to be

removed and walls made good to match existing. Remove existing night safe, infill opening  and render terralene to match existing at 41 High Street Thrapston  NN14 4LF

18/01687/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Conversion of double garage into habitable room at 23 Wainwright Avenue Thrapston NN14 4UH


18/01621/FUL (13/10/2018)


External alterations to Garden Cottages at Wadenhoe House Church Street Wadenhoe


18/01622/LBC (13/10/2018)


Internal/external alteration and refurbishment works to Garden Cottages at Wadenhoe House

Church Street Wadenhoe PE8 5SR


18/01685/FUL (06/10/2018) (Info)

Single storey rear extension at 26 Stamford Lane Warmington

18/01707/REM (06/10/2018) (Info)

Reserved matters: Appearance, landscaping, layout and scale pursuant to planning application

17/02219/OUT: Outline: Erection of detached chalet bungalow (All matters reserved except

access) dated  06.02.2018 at 21 Broadgate Way Warmington PE8


18/01690/FUL (13/10/2018)


Erection of single storey garden room/studio extension to south gable end of existing garage

building with roof terrace at 25 Main Street Woodnewton  PE8

18/01691/FUL (13/10/2018)


Conversion of existing outbuilding to office, plus addition of log store to side at 49 Main Street Woodnewton PE8 5EB

Northants Teens Renovate Local Playground for Community Project


  • Group of 12 Northants teenagers have refreshed a local playground
  • Northants teens volunteer 47,000 hours for local community as part of National Citizen Service (NCS)
  • Applications for autumn NCS programme now open


A DOZEN dedicated Northamptonshire teenagers have brought a new lease of life to the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground in Northampton as part of their social action project for National Citizen Service (NCS), this summer.

The group wanted their social action project to make a difference in the local community and focused on updating the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground. The teens secured free materials for the renovation and also placed a plaque in the playground to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease – a cause close to their hearts for which the team raised more than £200 through bucket collections.

Hannah Porter, 16 from Northampton was part of the group which worked on the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground project, said: “The biggest thing my whole team can take away from the NCS experience is how we have all acquired a new set of skills and mindset with which to use them.Teen Northants project

“As a result, our NCS experience can be described as nothing but completely exhilarating and meaningful, not just for the team, but for the impact we have made on the people in Northampton in the name of the Alzheimer’s Society.

“Despite the arduous efforts to sand, prime and paint in the sweltering heat, the smiles of the children who live around the playground made it all worthwhile for the team and we all feel truly proud.”

NCS, a unique programme open to all 16 and 17-year-olds, consists of three phases; the first phase involves outdoor team-building exercises and the second phase is a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’. The third phase is spent putting all these new skills into practice when the teens plan and carry out a social action project where they spend at least of 30 hours on their chosen community project.

The 12 teenagers are amongst more than 1,500 Northamptonshire young people who dedicated a staggering 47,000 hours to create a positive change in their communities through social action by raising awareness for local charities, renovating community spaces and working for good causes. Northants group teens

To date almost 500,000 young people have taken part in NCS with more than ten million hours of social action completed. The social action projects are at the heart of the NCS programme and in 2016 it was calculated that for every £1 spent, the summer programme delivered between £1.15 – £2.42 of benefits back to society.

Phil Everett, from The EBP, the regional NCS provider, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the hard work our groups have put in across the summer programme and without a doubt they have made a huge impact across the county.

“The team were very determined and carried themselves in a very professional manner regarding the renovation of the Rectory Farm Community Centre playground. Everyone was really keen to make a noticeable difference to their local community and they have definitely done that.

“Although all of the summer start dates have now begun, NCS will be taking place in the autumn, so if you feel like you missed out this time then please get in touch.”

For further information and to sign up to the autumn NCS programme visit or call 01522 574101.

Top Tips on how you can Help Combat Puppy Smuggling

Puppies, they steal our hearts and provide us with unconditional love. Too often these loveable animals are transported from across the globe to be sold illegally in the UK.


From October, breeders will be required to register their business with East Northamptonshire Council. This change in legislation will provide officers with more powers to crack down on puppy smuggling and protect puppies from being illegally sold in our district.


Dogs Trust launched the Puppy Pilot in December 2015, which took the landmark step of caring the puppies that were seized at the borders after being illegally imported by corrupt breeder and dealers.. So far, they have rescued over 800 puppies seized at UK borders, but there are still tens of thousands of puppies being illegally imported into the country each year.


National Dog Day is taking place on Sunday 26 August, which provides dog owners with the ideal opportunity to celebrate our furry companions. Dogs Trust provides people with the following top tips when buying a new puppy:



  1. Ask to see Mum and pup together
  2. Visit your new pup more than once
  3. Get all your pup’s paperwork before going home including vaccinations and ensuring your puppy is microchipped
  4. Walk away if you are at all unsure
  5. Report suspicious sellers or breeders
  6. Take your puppy to your own vet for a health check asap



  1. Meet anywhere that isn’t the pup’s home
  2. Buy a pup from anyone who can supply various breeds on demand
  3. Buy a pup that looks too young/small or underweight
  4. Feel pressure to buy a puppy
  5. Buy a pup that you suspect has been illegally imported



Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “At East Northamptonshire Council, we are committed to providing people with the necessary information on how to make sure they are buying puppies from a responsible breeder. I would encourage anyone who suspects that puppies are being illegally sold to report the breeder to Trading Standards immediately, and walk away. By following guidance from Dogs Trust, you can ensure that your new puppy has had a healthy and happy start in life.”


Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director at Dogs Trust, said: “The illegal importation of puppies remains as serious an issue for animal welfare and public health in 2017 as it did in 2014, when our first investigation highlighted the devastating effects of the 2012 changes to the Pet Travel Scheme, which effectively invited corrupt dealers to traffic underage puppies into Great Britain without the required treatments.


“The number of prosecutions is far too low and the lack of visual checks at ferry ports and borders is unacceptable. We want to see stronger deterrents including prison sentences for those caught trafficking puppies. The government must revise pet travel legislation when the UK leaves the EU and ensure that puppies entering this country are healthy, not underage and are not being brought in to sell on to unsuspecting buyers via a scheme meant for non-commercial use.”

Wellingborough Footfall Out-Performs the Rest of UK

Official figures have revealed High Street shopping in Wellingborough over the past 12 months has out-performed other town centres across the rest of the UK.


Footfall numbers showed visitors to the town centre dropped by 3.4 per cent year-on-year, compared to a national drop of 5.3 per cent in other Market Towns.


Latest figures show that in the week from August 20 to August 26, 80,110 people visited the town centre. The busiest day of the week was Friday, with 14,223 people choosing to visit the town.


Initiatives launched by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), such as the LoyalFree app, The Medieval Festival and WelliFest are helping to keep the town at the forefront of people’s minds.


John Cable, Executive Director of the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), said: “It’s encouraging to see that despite a slight drop in annual footfall figures, Wellingborough has bucked the national trend.


“With on-line shopping a real threat to High Streets up and down the country, here we have tried to appeal to the tech-savvy generation by launching the Loyal Free App, which lets shoppers know about up-to-the-minute discounts from a range of retailers, cafes, pubs and attractions, encouraging them back into our stores.”


So far more than 200 people have snapped up money saving offers at Wellingborough stores since the launch of the cut price app in May. Latest figures revealed 1760 profiles have been recorded for the times people have clicked on one of the 52 businesses registered, to find out more.


WelliFest, a festival to celebrate all things good about the town, is hoping to pull in the crowds, with an action-packed programme of events set to take place in the town centre over the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd.


John Cable added: “We are committed to coming up with new ideas and initiatives to encourage people back into the town centre and to take advantage of the wonderful range of independent and High Street retailers we have on offer.


“Our next event is WelliFest,  I encourage everyone to pop-along to this free event taking place in a couple of weeks time.”

Local Pupils raise Hundreds for Charity with Junior Dragons’ Apprenticeship Challenge

East Northamptonshire Council in partnership with Community Voluntary Service Broxbourne and East Herts (CVSBEH) invited primary schools across the district to take part in Junior Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge, a pilot business competition.


The six-week challenge offered a springboard into the world of business for year five students. Teams were tasked with investing £50 into a new business and to turn the investment into as much profit as possible for their chosen charity.


The challenge saw teams of entrepreneurs from three local schools – Oundle CE Primary School, Titchmarsh CE Primary School and Whitefriars Primary School develop their business ideas and create a product or service to sell within their school or community.


The competition concluded with the schools presenting their business experience to a panel of SuperDragons including Councillor Colin Wright, local business man and Manging Director of the WTY Group Lee Wilkes, and Dawn Cummins, Chief Executive of the local voluntary infrastructure organisation Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire.


A whole host of awards were up for grabs with the ‘Overall Winner’ being awarded to Titchmarsh CE Primary School and the ‘Courageous Owls’ business. Youngsters created bags to showcase the village of Titchmarsh which they sold along with home-made cakes and plants outside of the Village Shop, who were their chosen charity.


The success of the group saw them raise over £400 for the shop and pick up the award for the ‘Most Money Raised’. The school scooped a further three awards ‘Most Innovative Business Idea’, ‘Best Partnership with Dragon’ and ‘Best Presentation’.


Whitefriars Primary School’s ‘Business Bees’ won the award for the ‘Best Partnership with Community Group/Charity’.  Pupils sold handmade bookmarks, and carried out a school car wash, helped raise funds for the Rushden Night Shelter and they showcased in their presentation to the judges the importance of their chosen charity. The school also won two more awards for ‘Best Poster’ and ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement’, which was presented to 10-year old Marty Dangerfield for his hard work throughout the challenge.


‘Super Wash’ from Oundle CE Primary School picked up the last award for ‘Best Teamwork’. Their business held a very successful car wash raising money for Volunteer Action Oundle and pupils were presented with this award for creating a short video presentation at the last minute, which was a real testament of teamwork for the smallest competing team.


The challenge proved to be very successful with the schools, whose students reported that they loved the experience and gained valuable new skills and confidence. They also learnt an awful lot about running a business and the importance of teamwork.


Councillor Colin Wright, said: “The Junior Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge provided young people from across the district with the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to create successful businesses and raise money for fantastic local charitable causes. All of the pupils demonstrated innovation and worked together to win a number of brilliant awards.”


Community to Commemorate the Town’s Most Decorated War Hero

The local community is invited to join Rushden Town Council and Rushden Branch of The Royal British Legion for a special parade and service to commemorate one of the town’s most decorated war heroes.


The famous Brentwood Imperial Youth Band will lead a commemorative parade to the Rushden War Memorial from midday on Saturday 29 September to celebrate 100 years since Lieutenant Colonel Bernard William Vann VC was posthumously awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross.


East Northamptonshire Council’s member empowerment fund provides elected district councillors with an annual budget for small grants to community groups and projects in their ward. 12 councillors from Rushden Town Council jointly donated £2,900 to the event which will include a commemorative stone in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Vann VC and unveiled by both his grandsons.


Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “The member empowerment fund provides our district councillors with the opportunity to support a whole host of fantastic local projects. I am delighted that this funding will enable the memorial service to take place and commemorate the outstanding achievements of one of the town’s World War One heroes.”


Jake Baker, Rushden Royal British Legion, said: “Without the generous funding from local businesses, but particularly East Northamptonshire Council this special event would not have been possible. As a result, the people of Rushden and the district will not only see Bernard Vann’s name on Rushden’s War Memorial, but now on a specially commissioned paving stone next to it.”


“People are encouraged to go to Rushden Hall Park’s Walled Garden after the parade and service to see performances from the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, The Northampton Male Voice Choir and Performing Arts students of Rushden Academy; this starts at 1.30pm”

Planning Applications: 03 September 2018 WEEKLY LIST

To add your comments to any planning applications – click on the ENC website or click the link below to go directly to the article you require.


Notice is given that the following applications have been received together with the last date for making representations:


18/01145/LBC (29/09/2018)


Replacement of 5 timber windows and 1 door to front elevation at Whitegates Cottage 56

Glapthorn Road Upper Benefield  PE8 5AL

18/01561/FUL  and 18/01562/LBC (29/09/2018)


Proposed triple bay garage at Ashley Farm House Main Street Upper Benefield  PE8 5AN

18/01617/FUL (29/09/2018)


To add a 900mm chimney pot to the existing chimney stack to extend the total height above

the thatch to 1.8m to comply with insurance requirements and HETAS regulations for the

installation of a wood burning stove in a thatched property. at Bluebell Cottage 39 Main Street

Upper Benefield  PE8 5AN

18/01647/FUL (29/09/2018)


Proposed restoration and refurbishment of 33 Lower Benefield plus kitchen extension and detached replacement garage (resubmission of 18/00840/FUL) at 33 Main Street Lower Benefield PE8 5AE


18/01435/LBC (29/09/2018)


Form Rose Garden at Deene Hall, Deene at Deene Hall Deene Park Deene Corby NN17 3EW


18/01517/VAR (29/09/2018)


Variation of conditions 2 and 15 to allow amended roofing materials and amended drawings for the two barn conversions pursuant to planning application17/01942/FUL: Alterations, renovation and  extensions to the main house (listed asset). Renovation, extension and conversion of 2

existing barns. Sub division of existing plot into 3 smaller plots by means of park rail fencing and

hedges. Forming of new site access to serve converted barns and paddocks beyond dated

15.11.2017 at 37 West Street Easton On The Hill   PE9 3LS

Kings Cliffe

18/01627/FUL (29/09/2018)


Construction of replacement timber driveway gates and  fence at 56 Park Street Kings Cliffe



18/01492/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

Installation of “infinity balcony” on rear of house at Lilford Wood 12 Lilford  PE8 5SG


18/01541/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

Single storey front and two storey side extension at 8 Whitwell Close Oundle PE8 4HD

18/01552/FUL (29/09/2018)


Demolition of outbuildings, and external alterations to No6 at Lime House 4 East Road Oundle  PE8 4BX

18/01553/LBC (29/09/2018)


Demolition of outbuildings, internal and external alterations to No6, Internal connection between

No6 and No4 and internal alterations to No 4. at Lime House 4 East Road Oundle


18/01638/FUL (22/09/2018)(Info)

A brick motorbike shed to be located at the back of the existing parking bay within the boundary of

the property.2440 mm long x 1370mm wide ( 8ft x 4.5ft) this outbuilding will be 4600 mm from

the property boundary at the back of the existing parking bay and will indeed still allow for two cars

to be parked in the parking bay.

The parking bay is at road level and on three sides there is a

retaining wall. It is proposed to build the shed with bricks to match the bricks of the retaining wall at

the back of parking bay to maintain the same aesthetic look,

To the side of the parking bay are

existing steps up to the existing house which stands 1700 mm above the floor of the parking bay. at Redgate Titty Ho Raunds NN9 6DF



18/01422/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

Hard standing and access for off road parking at 51 Denford Road Ringstead NN14 4DF


18/01448/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

New first floor window to match the existing. Original planning approval ref: EN/05/01906/FUL at

Unit 9 Brindley Close Rushden  NN10 6EN

18/01514/FUL (29/09/2018)


External alterations to first and second floor to install new windows and removal of outside staircase and balcony guarding. at 2 – 10 High Street Rushden  NN10 0PW

18/01631/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

Single storey detached garage and utility room to rear garden at 18 Wymington Road Rushden

NN10 9JX


18/01441/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

Additional 3 plots pursuant to previous outline approval 07/02457/OUT at land off Huntingdon And Market Road Thrapston

18/01546/FUL (22/09/2018) (Info)

New porch to front  and two storey extension to side and rear at 20 Heron Avenue Thrapston

NN14 4JF