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Planning Applications: 30 May 2019 WEEKLY LIST

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


19/00831/VAR (22/06/2019) (LB/CA) (LBRegs)(LB/CA)

Variation of condition 4 pursuant to application 18/00107/FUL and condition 5 18/00108/LBC relating to work within the West Courtyard to demolish the central building and install a below ground oil tank adjacent

Conditions(s) Removal:

The central building within the West Courtyard has been examined in more detail and it has been established that it is mostly post 1945, school-era work, and so does not merit retention.  It is therefore proposed to demolish the building down to the base of the walls.  The footings are to remain as a historical record.  A submerged oil tank is to be installed adjacent to the central building. Drawing no.s 1878/01, 02B, 03B, 04B, 05B, 06 are to be included within the text of both conditions at Apethorpe Palace Hunting Way Apethorpe


19/00827/FUL (22/06/2019)


Proposed new access and parking to existing dwelling at 15 Main Street Lower Benefield PE8 5AF

19/00828/LBC (22/06/2019)


New access to highway and creation of off road parking to existing dwelling at 15 Main Street Lower Benefield PE8 5AF


19/00692/FUL (22/06/2019)

(Art8) (LB/CA)

Re-surfacing of the driveway giving access to the churchyard and establishment of a new path giving access from the existing hardstanding at the north-east corner of the churchyard to the main entrance at the south porch of the church at St John The Baptist Church Caldecott Road Chelveston NN9 6AT


19/00755/LBC (22/06/2019)


Removal of new window opening and replacement with external doorway at The Mill House Main Street Cotterstock PE8 5HD


19/00730/FUL and 19/00731/LBC (22/06/2019)(LB/CA)(LBRegs)

Single storey side extension to dwelling at The Abbey 34 Stamford Road Easton On The Hill PE9 3NU


19/00798/OUT (22/06/2019)


Outline: Residential development of up to 115 dwellings (all matters reserved except access) at OP7200 TF0003 Stamford Road Easton On The Hill


19/00796/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Proposed single storey rear extension at Stable Cottage 1 Lower Farm Main Street Glapthorn PE8 5BE


19/00790/FUL (22/06/2019)


Proposed single storey side extension to form new utility room, wc/shower and store, addition of two storey bay window to side gable and part external render to whole building at Bottom Farm House Brook Street Hargrave


Higham Ferrers

19/00728/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Two storey rear extension and roof extension at 33 Windermere Drive Higham Ferrers NN10 8NN

19/00750/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Demolition of existing garage and erection of two storey side and single story front extension at 35 Queensway Higham Ferrers  NN10 8BU

19/00794/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey side extension and single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory (Resubmission of 19/00271/FUL) at 65 Wharf Road Higham Ferrers

19/00799/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey flat roof rear extension at 2 Stanwick Road Higham Ferrers NN10


19/00286/FUL (22/06/2019)


Erection of four bungalows and associated works at Site Compound Church Street Irthlingborough

19/00785/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Two storey front and rear extensions and first floor extension over the existing garage, converted to additional living accommodation at 6 Ryehill Close Irthlingborough


19/00819/ADV (15/06/2019) (Info)

2 x Internally illuminated acrylic box sign (white) set on two posts at site entrance at Whitworths Site Wellingborough Road Irthlingborough NN9 5RF

19/00830/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Access and entrance redevelopment comprising the erection of 2.1m high boundary and internal fencing, new pedestrian and vehicular access security gates, internal access control barriers/turnstiles, knee rail fencing, landscaping, alterations to internal road and paths and removal of electrical substation at Whitworths Site Wellingborough Road Irthlingborough

Kings Cliffe

19/00811/FUL (22/06/2019)


Wall Reconfiguration for new vehicular access at 27 West Street Kings Cliffe PE8 6XB

Little Addington

19/00595/LBC (22/06/2019)


Demolition of existing UPVC conservatory, to north east side elevation, and replacement with new aluminium framed veranda with glass roof.  The works include enlargement of existing patio door opening on gable wall with insertion of aluminium framed bi-folding doors, larger RSJ support  beam at Manor Farm Barn Irthlingborough Road Little Addington


19/00505/LBC (22/06/2019)


The installation of stainless steel reinforcement, longitudinally and transversely, to arches 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 12, as well as the installation of vertical pins to create a full mechanical connection between the arch rings.  The works also include repairs to the cutwaters, spandrel walls and vousoirs.  Repairs to the ‘shear’ crack to the spandrel wall emanating from the crown of the arch 7 in a westerly direction is also to be carried out at North Bridge Station Road Oundle

19/00643/FUL (22/06/2019)


The demolition of an existing bungalow and the erection of a replacement dwelling house. The construction of 4 new build dwelling houses at 60A East Road Oundle

19/00699/FUL (07/10/2019) (Info)

Erection of fermentation vessel outside Nene Valley Brewery at Oundle Wharf Station Road Oundle PE8 4DE

19/00700/ADV (15/06/2019) (Info)

Nene Valley Brewery non-illuminated logo, fixed to front of vessel at Oundle Wharf Station Road Oundle PE8 4DE

19/00806/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Extensive work to existing house including new side rear and first floor extension constituting a replacement dwelling at 20 Herne Road Oundle  PE8 4BS


19/00808/REM (15/06/2019) (Info)

Reserved matters pursuant to 17/02442/OUT – Erection of three residential dwellings (resubmission of  18/02378/REM) at Antona Stanwick Road Raunds NN9 6DG

19/00816/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey side and rear extension at 81 Midland Road Raunds NN9 6JF


19/00738/FUL (22/06/2019)


Demolition of existing workshop/warehouse and construction of 2 no. detached dwellings with new accesses at Ringstead Business Centre 1 – 3 Spencer Street Ringstead NN14


19/00594/FUL (22/06/2019)


Conversion and extension of the existing memorial clinic to create 14 One and Two bedroom flats for occupation by the older population (over 55s) with secure amenity space, communal living  areas and associated parking (Re-submission of 18/00646/FUL) at Rushden Memorial Clinic Hayway Rushden NN10 6AG

19/00670/FUL (22/06/2019)


Conversion of internal ground floor garages to create 1no 1bedroom flat at Palace Court 16 Alfred Street Rushden NN10 9YS

19/00673/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey front extension at 310B Newton Road Rushden NN10 0SY

19/00697/FUL (22/06/2019)


Extension to storage above shop at 119 High Street Rushden NN10 0NZ

19/00723/FUL (22/06/2019)


Change of Use of first floor from Shop A1 to Residential C3 including associated alteration works and construction of new external staircase at 6 High Street Rushden  NN10 0PR

19/00729/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey rear extension and front extension for porch area at 32 Manor Road Rushden NN10 9EY

19/00742/ADV (15/06/2019) (Info)

Branded signage at Unit GS02 Garden Square Rushden Lakes Rushden NN10

19/00745/OUT (15/06/2019) (Info)

Erection of 2 dwellings, (All matters reserved) at SP97015 66955 Alexandra Road Rushden


19/00817/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Two storey rear extension (incorporating existing single storey kitchen) at 15 Benedict Close Rushden NN10 9PH


19/00826/ADV (15/06/2019) (Info)

1 No. Box Signs to promote the business premises at Unit L2b West Terrace Rushden Lakes

Rushden NN10 6FT


19/00710/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Change of use from residential (C3) to commercial (A2). No external nor internal changes will be made. No signage required at 2 Alfred Street Stanwick NN9

19/00717/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Detached Garage at 70 High Street Stanwick NN9 6QA

19/00768/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Agricultural building extension and siting of 2 vertical tanks at High Mere Farm Raunds Road Chelveston NN9 6AA


19/00818/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Single storey rear agricultural style extension to serve as annex accommodation at the rear of the existing dwelling. Incorporating log / cycle store `lean to’ structure to northern elevation, and traditional agricultural shutters at The Hovel Tansor Grange Barns Tansor Wold Road Tansor


19/00718/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Erect sage green Pvcu conservatory to rear of property at 2 Lancaster Drive Thrapston NN14 4XD


19/00212/FUL (15/06/2019) (Info)

Extend the fenceline by approx. 3.5mtr – permission required for properties 58 and 56. at Land Rear Of 56 – 58 Islington Titchmarsh

19/00642/LBC (22/06/2019)


Removal of pier in kitchen area and inserting new support steels and replacement of existing timber floor for a new solid construction floor due to damp at 8 High Street Titchmarsh  NN14 3DF


19/00680/FUL (22/06/2019)


Replacement Dwelling at 2 Mill Lane Wadenhoe PE8 5XD


Beat the Streets Awards Presentation Day

When: Saturday 25 May from 12pm – 2pm

Where: Walled Garden, Rushden Hall Park, Rushden, NN10 9NG

 BTS Photo 1


The celebration of the success of Beat the Street, East Northants.

The six-week interactive initiative that turned the district into a live game, Beat the Street East Northants, ended on 8 May. More than 8,000 local residents, businesses, community groups and schools travelled more than 73,000 miles together for Beat the Street.

Local schools and organisations created teams and competed against each other to see who could travel the furthest to win some fantastic prizes.

At a celebration event at Rushden Hall Park Wall Garden on Saturday 25 May, representatives from the winning teams will pick up their prizes and celebrate the end of the six-week game.

The winning schools will be awarded at special celebration assemblies following by activity sessions, and community groups will be awarded for their efforts at the event. There’ll be a chance to speak to the winners, participants and organisers of the initiative -Intelligent Health, Freedom Leisure and East Northamptonshire Council.

The Plan for the Afternoon

12:00pm – 12:10pm: Welcome from Hannah Smith, Engagement Coordinator East Northamptonshire

12:10pm – 12:20pm: Speeches from Cllr Dudley Hughes, Chairman of ENC, and Joe Bailey, Healthy & Active Lifestyles Officer at ENC

12:20pm – 12.40pm: Prize giving

12:40pm – 12.45pm: Closing speeches and picnic / games begin

12:45pm – 1:00pm: Photo opportunities and press interviews


  • Took place from 27 March to 8 May
  • More than 50 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ appeared from Rushden to Thrapston
  • Players tapped the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team
  • Schools and community groups competed against each other to see if they can travel the furthest
  • There were leader boards with prizes to win including sports, crafts and book vouchers
  • Families encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams
  • In addition to the leader board prizes, registered players could win weekly ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along – including vouchers and experience days
  • Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by The National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, and East Northamptonshire Council in partnership with Freedom Leisure, which manage leisure facilities across the district on behalf of the council

Thrapston Business makes Announcement at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Thrapston summerhouse manufacturer started RHS Chelsea Flower Show with an announcement that it will now be manufacturing its range of summerhouses in an ethically sourced hardwood.

The move means Scotts of Thrapston is the only manufacturer in the UK to produce an entire standard range of traditional hardwood summerhouses.

Scotts has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for over 40 years and has listened to customers’ demands for sustainable materials with high life expectancy.

Managing Director James Scott said: “We believe Red Grandis is set to become the hardwood of the future as it is so versatile, stable and high-performing.Scotts Newhaven Corner Summerhouse 0001

“Red Grandis has many benefits including great durability with an increased lifespan, is fungi and insect resistant and easy to maintain, with painting only likely to be required every five to seven years. It is also more dimensionally stable and free of knots, so it does not swell or shrink as much through the seasons.

“Customers are increasingly demanding sustainable materials with high life expectancy and our new hardwood summerhouses will meet these demands, as we offer garden buildings that can be passed on to the next generation.”

Red Grandis is native to the east coast of Australia, as it is a subspecies of the Eucalyptus family, and has since spread across the world in the form of plantations. The timber used by Scotts of Thrapston is FSC certified and comes from South America.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show plays a major part in the Scotts of Thrapston calendar and this year is no exception. The company is exhibiting five summerhouses, with an emphasis on its larger designs; the Burghley, the Newhaven and the Sun Ray Garden Room.

Scotts has also linked up with handcrafted artisan gin producers Warner’s Distillery which is similarly a Northamptonshire-based business.

In honour of this partnership, Scotts will theme its Newhaven corner summerhouse as a gin palace, in keeping with the one of the most popular drinks on the market.

James added: “RHS Chelsea has a special place in our hearts after all these years and we are looking forward to a successful event once again.”

East Midlands Law Firm Opens Corby Office

East Midlands law firm Bray & Bray has opened an office in Corby, the next step in its strategy for expansion across the East Midlands region.

Bray & Bray new office May 19 Corby Enterprise Centre crop

Bray & Bray new office May 19 Corby Enterprise Centre

The firm’s new office is at the flagship development, Corby Enterprise Centre, and launches in response to sustained demand for Bray & Bray’s corporate, property and private client legal services.


Bray & Bray already has offices in Leicester, Market Harborough and Hinckley, with 11 partners, and more than 100 staff.


The new office will enable the firm’s corporate, property and private client legal teams to service Corby and Northamptonshire based clients.


Tim Gladdle, Senior Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial law says: “The local Corby market presents a significant opportunity for our corporate and private client teams, and it is particularly exciting to be at the forefront of this latest step in the firm’s wider expansion plans.


“Corby is experiencing a period of sustained growth, boosted by investment from central government, businesses and the local council. The area has some fantastic businesses and is also an important logistics and storage hub for the whole of the UK which is an area in which our firm has significant expertise.


“With its excellent transport links to London – the number of trains from Corby to London is set to double from 2020 – demand for housing is also growing, with several new housing estates in and around Corby, and ongoing regeneration of the town centre. Corby is set to play a significant part in Bray & Bray’s ambitious plans for growth.”


Tim adds: “As demand for our services continues to rise, our new office will support the firm in delivering top level legal advice and excellent client service to our rapidly growing portfolio of businesses and individuals. The move is an important step in expanding Bray & Bray’s regional footprint, and supports our ambition and strategy to become the law firm of choice in Leicestershire and beyond.”


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Government says Yes to Two Unitary Councils for Northamptonshire

Two brand new unitary councils will be established in Northamptonshire on 1st April or 2021 (Vesting Day), the Government confirmed today. The North Northamptonshire unitary will cover Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough and the West Northamptonshire unitary will cover Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire.  The existing district and borough councils and Northamptonshire County Council will all be abolished.

The Secretary of State James Brokenshire has reviewed all the evidence and representations received, and has now decided that replacing the eight councils with two unitary authorities is in the best interests of the residents of Northamptonshire.


Parliamentary Orders will follow later this year and there will be elections to the Shadow Authorities in May 2020.  Shadow Executives for the two unitaries will be selected from those elected and will determine the structure, budget and service delivery models for the new councils.


Services which complement one another but are currently divided between the district, borough and county councils, such as bin collections, waste disposal, planning and roads, will be brought together under each of the two unitary councils.


Leaders of the current authorities said that, now that a decision has been made, the preparations to build a better future for Northamptonshire’s residents and businesses, providing more responsive, innovative services, could continue with certainty.


In a joint comment, the council leaders of Corby Borough Council (Tom Beattie), Daventry District Council (Chris Millar), East Northamptonshire Council (Steven North), Kettering Borough Council (Russell Roberts), Northampton Borough Council (Jonathan Nunn), Northamptonshire County Council (Matt Golby), South Northamptonshire Council (Cllr Ian McCord) and Borough Council of Wellingborough (Martin Griffiths), said:


“We have been working hard towards an anticipated 2020 Vesting Day but that was always going to be a tight timetable to meet if we were going to transform services as well as ensuring that they were safe and legal on that date.


“We therefore welcome the announcement that Vesting Day will be 1st April 2021.  That gives us more time to plan carefully and confidently for the future to ensure that we create two sustainable unitary councils that, while being very different in nature, will be exemplars of how to provide excellent services for our residents.”


There will be elections to the Shadow Authorities in May 2020, so those newly-elected councillors will be able to work with officers to design and implement the new councils for several months ahead of Vesting Day.

Local Business Experts come Together to Provide Advice for Start-ups

A group of Northamptonshire business owners are joining forces to host an event that supports start-ups in the county.

Activate Your Business

Activate Your Business founders

Entitled ‘Activate Your Business’, the business surgery event will see a panel of 11 experts offer advice to those just starting a business or who are in their first year of trading. The experts work in various areas vital to businesses in those crucial first few weeks and months including sales, social media, business strategy, PR, tax, legal contracts and more.


The surgery takes place on Wednesday 8th May at Moulton Community Centre from 10am to 1pm and costs £10 per person to attend. It aims to help those in the early stages of a business venture move forward by asking the panel of experts for advice on any challenges they may be facing or to pick their brains on their subject specialism. Everyone who attends the event will get to speak to each expert.


The expert panel includes:

  • Marie Baker of Poppy Design Studio, a WordPress expert and website developer
  • Kathryn Slack of Graydon Ventures, a trainer in public speaking and presentation skills that help grow your business
  • Emma Speirs of Ballyhoo PR, an award-winning PR consultant and content creator
  • Trudie Avery of Avery Creative, a branding specialist and graphic designer
  • Clare Elsby of Elsby & Co, founder and director of an accountancy practice that works with businesses of all sizes to keep them on the right side of the Tax Man
  • Elizabeth Wright of Admin & More, an award-winning virtual assistant who can advise on effective organisation and administration systems
  • Simon White, a provider of sales and telemarketing training who works with businesses to maximise their sales results
  • Samantha Cameron of 2Motiv8, a social media expert who works with clients to help them increase their social media presence
  • Lisa Sheppard, a business management specialist and coach who can work with business owners to plan for the future
  • Lorna Dodwell, a marketing expert who works with companies to help them attract their ideal customer
  • Kerry Gibbs, a contract law expert who offers personalised legal compliance and support to businesses


For more information, like the Facebook page at @ActivateYourBusinessExperts

Lash Lift and Tint by Dermatechnix Thrapston

I’m not really the beauty type, and as such have always struggled on what to do with my eyebrows, ending up either over plucking or just not bothering.  I now also realise that my eye lashes are rather short and stubby too. So I thought I’d set Liz at Dermatechnix the challenge of sorting me out.

My before photos were taken after a night of interupted sleep and she even managed to take my saggy bags away!

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The lash lift entails your eye lashes being put on a mini roller and permed into position, then an all natural tint is applied.  I found the whole process really quite relaxing – at no time is there anything able to fall into your eye, the treatment is totally safe and pain free.

nene local | dermatechnix lash liftBeginning with the under eye patches which are are packed with collagen and CQ10 to hydrate, nourish and plump up skin. You will see from the lack of saggy eyes in my ‘after’ pictures they really work.

nene local | lashlift dermatechnix

My short lashes were teased around the tiny roller, there are larger rollers for those blessed with longer lashes

are collagen and CQ10 to hydrate, nourish and plump up skin.

The perming solution was applied and left for around 12 minutes

nene local | lashlift dermatechnix

The tint is plant based, doesn’t use any chemicals and has been designed specifically for sensitive eyes and skin.

While my eyes were having their tint on them, Liz waxed and tweezed my eyebrows into a lovely shape (so at least I can follow the lines next time I’m on my own with my tweezers) and applied henna tint, nothing too dark, just a bit of infilling where over-tweezering and age had taken its toll.


nene local | lash lift

A real difference I think!

nene local | lash lift

lash lift |nene local



lash lift |nene local

I’ve only got short lashes but I think you will agree they’ve got a lovely curl

There is an aftercare regime of no direct heat for 24 hours and avoid excessive water (swimming, face in the shower etc) but after that, treat them as normal.

The full treatment is lash lift, lash & eyebrow tint, normally £35.  There is an introductory offer of £20 if booked before 30th May.

Addition of eyebrow wax/tidy is £5.  Available from 16th May onwards.

For more information on all Dermatechnix services follow them on Facebook