Great Addington Parish Council

 

Proposed cold store unit at Kettering energy Park, Burton Wold

The Council held an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday 10th November 2015 to consider its response to KET/2015/0811 environmental statement scoping opinion application to Kettering Borough Council in respect of a proposed cold store unit at Kettering Energy Park, Burton Wold, Burton Latimer. The meeting was called because the deadline for responses (Thursday 12th November) was before the next scheduled Council meeting.

 

35 members of the public were in attendance and were unanimous in their opposition to the proposed cold store unit. They also complained at the lack of consultation with the local community given the scale of the development and its potential impact on the surrounding area.

 

The Council resolved unanimously to object to KET/2015/0811 and further resolved to comment with particular reference to scale, residential amenity, highway safety and proximity to a site of historical importance. The full text of this submission is available on the Council’s website and further information is on the Facebook page.

 

Streetlight improvements

The Council tabled its draft budget for the year ending 31 March 2017 at the November meeting and will finalise the details in December before requesting the precept in early January. Capital expenditure over the next four years to upgrade the streetlights to LED (light-emitting diode) was considered at an indicative cost of just over £7,000 plus VAT because it could provide up to a 70% saving on energy costs. LED is proven to have a low power requirement, high efficiency, a long life and it is easy to maintain. The Council plans to fund this proposed expenditure by reserves, grants and/or a loan.

 

Superfast Northamptonshire

Superfast Northamptonshire has finally arrived in Great Addington and residents now have the option to take up this new fibre broadband service for an additional cost. Please contact your current service provider for details of the cost to upgrade. Most broadband contracts run for one to two years so you may not be able to switch to another provider without paying a cancellation fee. If you wish to stay with your existing service provider, most will allow you to upgrade your contract to take up a fibre service. If you would like more general information about Superfast Northamptonshire, please visit http://www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net/Pages/home.aspx

 

Date of the next meeting

The next meeting of the Council will be held in the Memorial Hall, Great Addington on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 7:45 pm. and the agenda will be available (on the website and the notice board) 3 clear days before this date. Please note that members of the public have the right to attend any meeting of the Council.

 

Clerk’s contact details

Please write to the Clerk at 10 Rushwell Close, Great Addington, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 4BP, call 01536 330858, send an e-mail to clerk@greataddingtonpc.co.uk or visit the website at www.greataddingtonpc.co.uk

 

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