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First Renewable Developments have published a draft Masterplan for Kettering Energy Park and are seeking feedback on their proposals.

Policy Background

At Policy 26 (Renewable and Low Carbon Energy), the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (Part 1 Local Plan) identifies "Land at Burton Wold" as the main area of local opportunity for an "Energy Park" and provides guidance and criteria to assist interested parties to develop development proposals at the site, part of which includes the need to prepare a comprehensive masterplan, amongst other requirements.

On this basis, First Renewable Developments have prepared a draft Masterplan for Kettering Energy Park which outlines a vision for the site at Burton Wold and how it could be developed. The intention is that this Masterplan, plus other relevant local and national policies, will guide proposals and applications related to Renewable Energy, including how new employment development at Burton Wold shall be served from this.

Public Consultation

This Masterplan is presently subject to a 7-week public consultation which runs up until 5:00pm on Monday May 22nd 2023. More information on the Masterplan, and how responses can be made to First Renewable Developments on their proposals, is available at This includes a Feedback Form for completion which invites comments on any or all key topic areas including Masterplan Vision, Environment and Biodiversity, Jobs and Economy, Renewable and Low Carbon Energy, Development and Design Principles (plus other general feedback).

Views can also be given by email at or by post to:

Planning Policy Team
North Northamptonshire Council
Municipal Offices
Bowling Green Road
Kettering NN15 7QX

Engagement event

As part of the consultation process, First Renewable Developments are holding a public engagement event between 2:30 and 7:30pm on Friday 21st April at the Harold Mason Centre, Burton Latimer. Anyone who would like to find out more about the energy park proposals can come along and view material and speak with promoters and officers from North Northamptonshire Council at the following address:

Harold Mason Centre (aka The Civic Centre)

120 High Street

Burton Latimer

North Northants

NN15 5RH

Venue location:

Next Steps

Following the 7-week consultation on the Masterplan, it is intended that responses received, plus any changes proposed to the document, shall first be reported to North Northamptonshire Council's Planning Communities Executive Advisory Panel (EAP) on Monday 12th June 2023 and then forwarded to the appropriate committee for approval.

Following this process it is understood that First Renewable Developments, as site promoters, shall submit planning applications to the Council, of which the Masterplan will form part, for its consideration.

Contact Us

If you have any queries relating to this consultation, please contact Planning Policy at or call Customer Services on 0300 126 3000 and request a call back from the Planning Policy team.

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Best regards,

Planning Policy

North Northamptonshire Council

Thrapston Office, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, North Northamptonshire, NN14 4LZ

T: 0300 126 3000

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Last updated: Fri, 14 Apr 2023 15:19