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. During a recent consultation it became apparent that the Glebe Land plot – which was originally thought to be 46 hectares is in fact 58.3 hectares. That is almost 145 acres of perfectly good farm land. At a time when food security has never been more important, any proposal to destroy this much agricultural land must be opposed at all costs.
A special Extra Ordinary Parish Council Planning Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd June to discuss the matter. Please come along to learn more. Members of the STAUNCH Campaign team will be present.
Until then please visit the IM Properties website familiarise yourself with the sheer scale of this proposal. There are two pages of information worth reading. Both links below will open in new windows:
The plans include provision for nine new buildings spread across the site. One of them – a so-called “flagship facility” for the local logistics company DSV – will be colossal, dwarfing all the others. The Glebe Land site occupies a very prominent position on raised land overlooking the Nene Valley. Any development on top of it will be visible not just from Titchmarsh but for miles around.
Anglian Water have also suggested that the proposed development will lead to an unacceptable risk of flooding.
As before, with the proposed Castle Manor Farm project, it is very important that everyone objects to the Glebe Land plans. Please send your objections to firstname.lastname@example.org with NE/22/00698/OUT in the subject line. Please include your name and address. These will not be made public.
You can also object online at the East Northants Planning Portal. Click the link below to view the current objections and documentation.
Don’t forget every member of your household can object and you don’t even have to live the area to have a say.