Borough Council of Wellingborough

Wider Growth

Compulsory Purchase Order - Station Island North, Stanton Cross

Notice of Confirmation

Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in exercise of his powers under the above Acts, on 1July 2016 confirmed the Borough Council of Wellingborough (Station Island North, Stanton Cross) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015 submitted by the Borough Council of Wellingborough.

A copy of the confirmed order and Inspectors Report can be found here

Update:

The public inquiry opened on Tuesday 10 May at 10am and was closed at approximately 3.25pm.  Both objections to the compulsory purchase order were withdrawn during the inquiry.

Notice of Inquiry

Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981, The Borough Council of Wellingborough (Station Island North, Stanton Cross) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015 

The Borough Council of Wellingborough has submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, for confirmation of an Order made by them under section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981, which would authorise them to acquire compulsorily the land referred to in the Schedule hereto for the purpose(s) of facilitating and enabling the development of the order land for development, redevelopment or improvement purposes and facilitate the Station Island North Scheme.

Following the submission of two objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order, notice is hereby given that a public local inquiry into this matter will be held at Wellingborough Council Offices, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 10.00am.

The programme for the public inquiry can be downloaded here.

A copy of the Order, the map, the Evidence Statements and supporting documents referred to therein are on deposit at:

  • Wellingborough Council Offices, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP (Monday – Wednesday 08.30 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. Thursday 09.30 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. and Friday 08.30 a.m. to 16.30 p.m.)
  • Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough, NN8 1AS (Monday – Friday 08.00a.m. – 18.00 p.m. Saturday 09.00 a.m. – 17.00 p.m. and Sunday 11.00 a.m. to 14.00 p.m.)

There are two objections to the compulsory purchase order. Both objectors have submitted their representations.

No statement of evidence has been received from Keyarea Enterprises, however the objector has submitted documents which they intend to rely on as part of the evidence. Any statement received will be added to the website in due course.

SilverBee Developments has submitted a statement of evidence but not supporting documentation. Any documentation received from SilverBee will be added to the website in due course

For further information relating to the CPO please contact: Jennifer Bell on 01933 231907 or JBell@wellingborough.gov.uk

For any queries or matters relating to the public inquiry, please contact Ian Kemp on 01527 861711 or 07723 009166.

Following the making of objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order as detailed below, the Council has now prepared and served a copy of its Statement of Case.

Compulsory Purchase order

On 12 October 2015 the Council made a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to secure the necessary land and estates and interests in land required to facilitate the implementation of a further phase of the Stanton Cross strategic urban extension. The CPO, known as the Borough Council of Wellingborough (Station Island North, Stanton Cross) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015, is about to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for confirmation. The Order, if confirmed  by the Secretary of State, will authorise the compulsory acquisition of land (and certain interests in land) located to the north of Mill Road Wellingborough, together with part of Mill Road.

A newspaper notice relating to the making of the order is to be published in the Northants Telegraph on the 15 and 22 October. Notices are also to be sent to owners, lessees, tenants and occupies of the land subject of the order.

Any person wishing to make an objection to the CPO may do so, in writing, to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, National Planning Casework Unit, Department for Communities and Local Government, 5 St Philip’s Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2PW, before 9 November 2015 and should state the title of the CPO, the grounds of objection and the objector’s address and interest in the land.

The Compulsory Purchase Order, CPO map and the Statement of reasons for why the order has been made along with  documents referred to in the statement of reasons may be accessed via the following links:

 17.1.1 Location Plan
 17.1.2/17.1.3 Services Committee Report 14 Dec and minutes
 17.1.4 Urgent Action Report 4 Feb 2015
 17.1.5 Resources committee minutes Feb 15
 17.1.6 Full Council Minutes Feb 2015 
 17.1.7 Report of the Head of Planning and Local Development to Resources Committee 24 June 2015
 17.1.8 Resources Committee minutes 24.6.15
 17.1.9 Full Council Minutes 21 July 15
 17.1.10 Exercise of delegated authority
 17.1.11 ODPM Circular
 17.2.1 National Planning Policy Framework
 17.2.2

A - Core Spatial Strategy
B - Local Plan alteration
C - Wellingborough East Development Framework
D - Neighbourhood Centre Development Brief
E - Station Island Development Brief
F - Land East of Eastfield Road Development Brief
G - Welllingborough East Masterplan
H - North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031 – Pre Submission Plan Jan 2015  
I - North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031 – addendum to focused changes to the pre-submission plan agreed by the NNJC 4 June 2015
J - Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough – Issues and Options January 2015 

 17.2.3 Planning Permission: WP/2004/0600/O (OUTLINE)
 17.2.4 Decision Notice (Reserved Matters) WP/2012/0381/RMM
 17.2.5 Equalities Impact Assessment