Town Council

Planning issues

Burton Latimer Town Council has a limited role in deciding which local development plans are approved – but works hard to promote our town’s interests in regional policies.

Planning applications
Our parish plan
Regional planning

Burton Latimer Town Council has a limited role in deciding which local development plans are approved – but works hard to promote our town’s interests in regional policies.

Development (or change of use) of buildings and land within the town

Burton Latimer planning issuesApplications & decision-making

Burton Latimer Town Council receives notifications of all applications for the development (or change of use) of buildings and land within the town.

After carefully looking at each application, the town council conveys its views and recommendations to the designated Local Planning Authority for Burton Latimer, which is Kettering Borough Council.

KBC’s Planning Committee then makes a final decision on whether an application should be approved, taking account of all the comments it has received – including those from BLTC.

Giving your views

Applications forwarded to BLTC are placed for consideration on the agenda of the town council’s next meeting – which is open to the public.

Anyone who attends may raise issues or ask questions on a particular application – although if you wish to do this, please note that you will normally be given just 3 minutes (sometimes a little longer) to make your points.

You can also view applications on Kettering Borough Council’s website, and submit your comments directly.

Burton Latimer Parish Plan

Burton Latimer’s Parish Plan was published in December 2012. The document – which was the result of 18 months’ work by local residents – was approved by Burton Latimer Town Council in 2013, and adopted by Kettering Borough Council in February 2014.

As well as explaining the background to this community project and giving a brief history of Burton Latimer, the Plan lists a total of 56 actions to protect and enhance our town for the future – based on suggestions made by local residents in their 2011 Household Questionnaire responses. It also notes that many of these actions have already been completed, and that some of the remaining items on the list – especially the longer term ones – will require help from other agencies, such as Kettering Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council.

What’s happened since the Plan was published?

Our Parish Plan project didn’t end with the publication of a document! Since then:

  • Burton Latimer Town Council approved the Parish Plan in early 2013, and has monitored the action plan to check that everything is progressing as expected.
  • Kettering Borough Council adopted the Parish Plan in November 2014. This means that our Parish Plan is now an informal Borough Council guidance document, and should help to influence planning policies and frameworks that affect our local community.
  • The Steering Group updated the Parish Plan in 2015 – adding further actions to address new issues and concerns that had been identified.
  • Burton Latimer Town Council approved the updated Parish Plan in February 2016.

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Parish plan timeline

Regional planning

The policy framework for development in the Burton Latimer area is drawn up by Kettering Borough Council’s Planning Policy team – which also carries out monitoring and research, and produces and implements proposals for key infrastructure projects.

Policies and strategies are prepared in consultation with key stakeholders, local residents and businesses.