KBC Public Consultation – Seats On The Street

Kettering Borough Council are looking to consult the local community on changes to rules which would make it easier for local businesses (cafes, restaurants, bars, etc) to place tables and chairs outside their premises.

Normally, putting tables and chairs on the pavement or roadway outside a building needs planning permission from Kettering Borough Council, as well as an annual street café licence from Northamptonshire County Council.

However, Kettering Borough Council recognise that this makes it a slow process, so they have introduced in 2015 a “Local Development Order”, which in effect grants permission to businesses in a specific area to go ahead without getting planning permission.

That order has now expired, and KBC are looking to update it with a new order which would last indefinitely.

Kettering Borough Council want to encourage an on street café culture in Kettering to make it a more vibrant and interesting place.

A copy of the draft local development order and a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the order are available for inspection at the Municipal Offices, Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7QX between the times of 08:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and are published on the Council’s website at http://consult.kettering.gov.uk/portal

Public consultation on the proposed Local Development Order commences Thursday 19th July 2018 until 5:00 p.m. on Friday 17th August 2018. Representations can be submitted online at http://consult.kettering.gov.uk/portal, by writing to Development Services, Kettering Borough Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7QX, or by email to planningpolicy@kettering.gov.uk . Please include your name, full postal address on all representations. Written representations should be received no later than 5:00pm on Friday 17th August 2018.

All comments received will be made publicly available on the council’s consultation portal website. Your personal details will be added onto the consultation portal database, however all other personal information will be redacted before they can be viewed. If you intend to provide information that could be sensitive or breach your data protection rights, please contact Kettering Borough Council for further advice before proceeding. Prior to submitting your comments please read their privacy notice at www.kettering.gov.uk/privacynoticeplanning for details of how your data is used.

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