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DB Symmetry Planning Application update 27.1.19

The original application KET/2017/0616 was refused by Kettering Borough Council and DB Symmetry Ltd are now appealing that decision. DB Symmetry have also submitted a new improved application KET/2018/0965.

DB Symmetry Ltd are appealing to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), this appeal is scheduled to be heard by Public Inquiry for 6 days in May 2019. Kettering Borough Council (KBC) engaged a planning barrister and also instructed an independent transport consultant to assist in defending the appeal. Following a review of the appeal case, the planning barrister has advised the KBC it has no prospects whatsoever of successfully defending the appeal. In addition if the Council continues to defend the reason for refusal, KBC might have a full award of costs made against KBC if it loses the appeal. KBC have decided and notified the Planning Inspectorate it will not to present any evidence at this appeal hearing. More »

Therefore the Public Inquiry will proceed and will be determined by the Planning Inspector alone.

Pytchley Parish Council has written a letter of objection for the KBC decision not to present evidence to the inquiry, and asks for the matter to go back to the Planning Committee, the letter also requested an extension to the deadline for commenting on the new application, the extension date is now February 9th 2019 to send comments to the Local Planning Authority regarding the new planning application.

The Parish Council and Residents are able to make comments by letter or email to KBC about the new application KET/2018/0965, case officer is Sean Bennet, email address is to 9th February.

The Parish Council and Residents can send their comments to the Planning Inspectorate using reference number APP/L280/W/18/3208228 , sending by email to

The Parish Council will be summoned to a planning meeting on the 7thFebruary in the Village Hall 7.00pm to review the new planning application. From this meeting, the Parish Council will list on this news page, the relevant points made regarding this application, to be used in the above letters. » Less

Posted: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 22:20 by Andy Wykes

Neighbourhood Plan Page moved

Please visit the Neighbourhood Plan page to read or download the reports in pdf. format

Posted: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 12:47 by Andy Wykes

Town and Country Planning Acts - Appeal: DB Symmetry Limited

The Parish Council has been notified that the appellant, DB Symmetry Limited has made an appeal to the Secretary of State regarding Kettering Borough Council's decision to refuse its' planning outline application for up to 214,606 sqm gross external area for class B8 warehousing and distribution, ancillary class B1(a) offices, with associated access, internal roads, parking, landscaping and drainage. The appeal will be heard at a Public Inquiry and the Parish Council is currently awaiting additional details regarding this matter. Further information regarding planning appeals can be found at

Posted: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 19:41 by Lynn McKenna