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Desborough Town Council

Serving the people of Desborough

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Clerk: Mr James McKechnie
High Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire NN14 2QS

Tel: 01536 628816

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Desborough is a rapidly expanding and changing town situated in Northamptonshire, with 8045 electors (1st February 2016). An additional 700 homes are planned to be provided over the next few years as identified in the Rothwell & Desborough Area Action Plan 2009 produced by Kettering Borough Council. Key sites within the town have also been identified by the Borough Council for regeneration as detailed in the Desborough Urban Design Framework 2004. In addition Desborough "Greenspace" is 22 hectares of land designated as a public open space.Desborough is one of the founding 12 members of the Charter of European Communities and through this has links with 26 other EU members. Through the Desborough and District Twinning Association the town is twinned with Neuville de Poitou in France and with Bievre in Belgium.

Desborough Town Plan Website

Desborough Town Council has committed, on behalf of the town, to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Desborough (known as Desborough Town Plan). This plan will help local people shape development within their community and establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in the town.

Community Grant Scheme

Desborough Town Council has a small budget for the award of grants which are awarded to local groups annually in May and October.

Latest News

Temporary Councillors Stand Down

The three councillors appointed to Desborough Town Council to ensure that the council was quorate have resigned. Cllrs Gordon Shorley, Claire Tilley and Lesley Sambrook Smith resigned on 18 April 2018.

The council meeting that was scheduled for this evening, 19 April 2018, was cancelled yesterday afternoon when it became clear that two councillors were not available (one due to work commitments and one due to sickness). It looks unlikely that a date can be found for another council meeting before the elections in a fortnight, so the temporary councillors have stood down. More »

Desborough Town Council would like to thank the three appointed councillors for their efforts over the past five weeks, which helped the council to keep operating in the run up to the election.

Cllr Eamon Gilbey and Cllr Gil Holmes remain councillors at Desborough Town Council. The election for ten new councillors to make up the twelve-seat council takes place on Thursday 3 May 2018 and the result should be known by the end of Friday 4 May 2018. Details will appear on this web site. » Less

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:14 by Administrator

CANCELLED! Meeting 19th April

CANCELLED! Unfortunately, the meeting of Desborough Town Council that was scheduled to take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday 19 April 2018 in Desborough Library has been cancelled. Notice will appear here on the web site when the meeting can be reconvened.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:29 by Administrator

KET/2017/1019 Outline Application: Development of up to 135 dwellings

Desborough Town Council is being re-notified about the planning application: KET/2017/1019 – A Bamber & M Bates Central England Co-Operative Ltd & HBH Developments - Buxton Frive & Eyam Close (land off), Desborough - Development of up to 135 no. dwellings with means of access considered


Desborough Town Council urge residents to residents to submit any comments to the planning officer. More »

Case Officer: Christina Riley

Kettering Borough Council: 01536 534316 » Less

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:43 by Administrator