STAUNCH – Sponsored Walk this Friday!

Sponsored Walk this Friday, August 12th at 5:30pm from the Wheatsheaf Titchmarsh to the Montagu Arms in Barnwell and back! (approx. 10 miles) The weather is looking good! It will be a fun thing to do together! Please come along to swell the numbers and raise money to help pay for the legal representation STAUNCH … Read more

STAUNCH at the Thurning Feast

After an absence of three years the Thurning Feast made a welcome return to the local calendar on Monday 25th July. The event had been postponed several times due to the Covid outbreak putting the future of Feast in some doubt. So it was with no little excitement that people turned out in large numbers … Read more

STAUNCH Holding Plan Objections for Glebe Land

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE CAMPAIGN GROUP STAUNCH’S FORMAL OBJECTIONS AND REASONS FOR REFUSAL IN RESPECT OF PLANNING APPLICATION NE/22/00698/OUT LAND ADJACENT TO HALDENS PARKWAY, THRAPSTON. THE SITE IS KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE GLEBE LAND (RECTORY FARM) AND IS OFF THE A605 TO THE EAST OF THRAPSTON WITHIN THE PARISH OF TITCHMARSH. This site is not … Read more

Glebe Land Objections – Closing Date 1st July

The STAUNCH Campaign have posted their official objection to the Castle Manor Farm development project put forward by Newlands Properties earlier this year. The documents are listed below. These will give the community a crucial insight into which particular issues are of the greatest concern. As expected, a planning application for the Glebe Land site … Read more

Better Together – Passing On The Baton To Protect The Nene Valley

The Northamptonshire campaign group STAUNCH (Save Titchmarsh, Thrapston and Upper Nene Valley Countryside and Habitat) is delighted to announce that it has now partnered with the Nene Valley Association (NVA) to deliver our campaign against inappropriate, disproportionate, and unsustainable developments in the Upper Nene Valley. At the present time, there are plans under consideration by … Read more

Glebe Land Update – Parish Meeting and Objections

As I am sure you will be aware, IM Properties recently submitted their official hybrid planning application for the Glebe Land site. The project, now called “Thrapston Business Park”, will be devastating – not just for our local community but also for the environment and local wildlife. It has also just got a lot bigger. … Read more

Northants Telegraph Reports on Glebe Land Plans

Plans submitted for huge business park between Thrapston and Titchmarsh The site is on church-owned land Campaigners in an east Northants village are ready to oppose a planning application that has been submitted to North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) for a 120-acre business park near their homes. Planning permission is being sought for glebe land to … Read more

STAUNCH T-Shirts now available

The super smart STAUNCH Campaign T-shirts have just arrived! You can orders your now for a small donation of at least £6 by using the button below. If you’re coming on Sunday’s Boundary Walk then it would be a shame not to ware one – especially for any publicity shots! Grab yours now! Speaking of … Read more

Titchmarsh Boundary Walk

For hundreds of years villages, the residents of our local area, including Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and the Fens have been Beating the Bounds to map out the Parish Boundary limits of a village. This is a tradition that has mostly died out, but was re-instated in Titchmarsh 30 years ago. This year’s Boundary walk marks that … Read more

STAUNCH Holding Plan Objections for Castle Manor Farm

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE CAMPAIGN GROUP STAUNCH’S FORMAL OBJECTIONS AND REASONS FOR REFUSAL IN RESPECT OF PLANNING APPLICATION NE/22/00151/FUL, HUNTINGDON ROAD, THRAPSTON. THE SITE IS KNOWN LOCALLY AS CASTLE MANOR FARM, OFF ISLINGTON LANE,THRAPSTON The context of our consideration of this application has been against the approved policy background of the approved Joint Core Strategy … Read more

Please Submit an Objection

We hate to keep banging on about it but this is incredibly important. There are only a few days left for you to submit your objection to the massive proposed warehouse development on the Castle Manor farm site. The deadline is Saturday 12th March. We can win this but numbers are important and we need … Read more

Please Support the Campaign

Support for the work of STAUNCH to date has been remarkable but if we are to continue to effectively challenge the decimation of our countryside, preserve the environmental integrity of the Upper Nene Valley and protect the community interests of its villages from inappropriate, unsustainable over commercialisation, we desperately need your help. To that end, … Read more

STAUNCH Bulletin and Updated Objection Guidance

The Castle Manor Farm development is not a done deal! Your views are important and will count. Submit your objections to the Castle Manor Farm Development by the 12th March In our last Bulletin, we provided some advice as to how residents may wish to approach letters of objection against the planning application for warehouse … Read more

Titchmarsh Parish Council Votes to Oppose Castle Manor Farm Development

Titchmarsh Parish Council has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed industrial development at Castle Manor Farm. At an extraordinary meeting of the council, held on Wednesday, March 2nd, several people spoke during public open time about the massive impact such a development would have. Around 60 villagers were in attendance to hear the discussion. They … Read more

IM Properties Post Draft Masterplans for Glebe Land

IM Properties, the developers behind the proposed Glebe Land development, have posted their draft masterplans for the site. They claim they have been developed to meet the needs of business and deliver on our commitment to sustainability, being sensitive to the local area, and providing benefits for the local community. The masterplan – which includes … Read more

North Northamptonshire Council commits to carbon neutral 2030 goal

They’ve committed to the date just over six months after voting against a bid to do so North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 – just over six months after voting against a bid to do so. The Conservative-run authority has today (Monday) announced its target date for net zero emissions, … Read more

Castle Manor Farm Planning Objection Guidance

Please note this advice was recently updated. Click here to read the up-to-date article. To assist you in identifying the key areas for objection, STAUNCH are currently undertaking a full review of the application. This will take some time, but at the conclusion, we will provide you with some advice that we hope will be … Read more

STAUNCH Campaign Video

A smart new video has been released highlighting the issues and effects of the proposed industrial developments on the edge of the village. The video features interviews with local farmer Roly Wood, STAUNCH secretary Sharon Cole and wildlife expert Kevin Jefferies. Each gives a compelling account of the impact on wildlife and the rural landscape … Read more

Castle Manor Farm – Planning Application and Parish Council Meeting

Titchmarsh Parish Council have just been informed that a planning application [NE/22/00151/FUL] has been submitted for the area we refer to as the Castle Manor Farm site.   The closing date for comments is Monday 7th March 2022. An extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council has been called for Wednesday 2nd March 2022 at 6.30pm  in … Read more

STAUNCH Campaign: Bulletin 2

STAUNCH have issued a second update. It includes lots of new details of the group’s continued efforts to halt the proposed planning developments on the Glebe and Castle Manor Farm sites. A printed version of the bulletin is included in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of the Titchmarsh Times. You can also download it via the … Read more

Thrapston Consultation Meeting Postponed

Following the success of the recent STAUNCH public meeting – held in Titchmarsh some weeks before Christmas – a follow-up meeting was due to be held in the Plaza, Thrapston on Friday 14th January. The aim was to brief local residents about how the proposed twin developments will impact the lives of people in Thrapston … Read more

Developers Withdraw Appeal Against Basingstoke Council

Yesterday it was announced that Newlands, the developer of the 4 warehouse complex at Oakdown Farm have withdrawn their appeal. So for now no letter-writing by supporters is necessary. Thanks to those who may have written.  This does mean that the Oakdown Oaks are still safe. Background Approval was given on 7th April 2021 for … Read more

Support from Tom Pursglove MP

Our local MP, Tom Pursglove has made a statement expressing his concern about proposals for a “significant commercial development …on open green fields”. Tom’s piece to camera can be viewed below. Tom adds: I have been receiving many emails from local residents relating to warehouse proposals near to Thrapston and Titchmarsh. I have been writing … Read more

DSV underpins plans for IM Properties’ logistics park in Northampton

A new flagship UK headquarters for global transport and logistics company DSV is underpinning plans for a 120-acre logistics and industrial scheme being proposed by developer IM Properties near Thrapston in Northamptonshire. The developer has notified the local community to its plans through a consultation document, which states that it is looking to develop the … Read more

North Northamptonshire warehouse pressure groups join forces to fight rural developments

Residents of Titchmarsh and Thrapston are preparing for two major planning applications. An action group set up to fight the development of two proposed warehouses on land close to Thrapston will join forces with others across the area as a pressure group. STAUNCH (Save Titchmarsh and Upper Nene Countryside and Habitats) is a group formed … Read more

The Corby Brexit worker squeeze: Lack of new European workers starting to take its toll

For years, the town has welcomed thousands of European workers to fill warehouse roles – but that’s now changing Anyone passing through industrial areas of Corby recently can’t have failed to spot the glut of signs that have popped-up on fences offering work to those who need it. For more than a decade, the economy of Corby … Read more

Planning Developments in the Local News

In case you missed it, the plight of the Glebe Land and Castle Manor Farm sites have been in the local news recently. First Alison Bagley penned a piece in the Northants Telegraph: From spires and squires to huts and trucks: consultations start on huge warehouse schemes near Thrapston This was followed a few days … Read more

Public Consultation Updates

There are now three confirmed public consultations being held in the immediate future regarding the development of both the Glebe Land and castle Manor Farm sites: Castle Manor Farm Thursday 18th November at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Titchmarsh – between 2:30 – 7:30pm Wednesday 24th November at St James Church Hall, Thrapston – … Read more

Basingstoke warehouse consent U-turn after parish council challenge

Planning permission for a warehouse that promised nearly 1,400 jobs has been overturned after a parish council challenged the decision. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council approved the distribution centre, reportedly for Amazon, in April. However, the authority later said it had wrongly described the landscape impact on Dummer village. More than 100,000 people signed a petition to stop … Read more