The new plans before Burton Latimer Council for the development of the land between
, the Finedon Road Estate,
promise well for the town’s future.
If you have looked at the
town map you will have noticed that development has taken a strange shape all the houses are grouped on
and the Finedon Road Estate, with a large gap between these sites.
The new plan will make the town a compact unit. Apparently development of this area has had to wait until the sewerage scheme between
was drawn up, because of the slope of the land
Now that the tenders for the sewerage scheme have been accepted and work is to start in the near future the Council has gone ahead with its plans, and accepted
’s application for development of some of his farm land.
Allotment Association land and two fields belonging to the Council are also included in the development area.
, whose farmhouse and buildings front on to High Street, first submitted an application for development of 42 acres of farmland excluding his farmhouse and buildings. But because an access road to the new estate would be required he has agreed to let these go, and the new plan proves for a road entering High Street where the farm building now stand.
The new estate will, therefore, be connected with High Street,
It is a pity that these buildings have to give way to progress, for they are among the Burton Latimer buildings listed for possible preservation.