Desborough is a rapidly expanding and changing town situated in Northamptonshire, with 8045 electors (February 2016). An additional 700 homes are planned 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

The Council has committed, on behalf of the town, to the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Desborough. When adopted, the plan will help local people shape development within our community and establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in the town.

A draft Plan was produced and following consultation a second draft was published in July 2017. There has been no further progress with the draft plan since then although there have been some significant changes to the background situation.

The Council has therefore decided to "call in" the Plan and to disband the Neighbourhood Plan Group and to form a Working Party to review the current draft: its status, and aspirations of the current draft plan, and report the findings to the December 2018 Council meeting.

Latest News

Arthingworth Road Closure

Northamptonshire Highways will be carrying out carriageway repairs on a section of Arthingworth Road and will have to close the road for up to two days from 12 November 2018 between 9 am and 3.30 pm.

A plan showing the closure and diversion can be viewed here

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:50 by Graham

The Desborough Mirror comes home(ish)

The Desborough  Mirror comes home(ish)

A 1,500 year old gold necklace, and a mysterious mirror are on display in Northamptonshire for the first time in nearly 100 years. On loan from the British Museum, these world-class objects, which were found in Desborough, will be on display alongside other local treasures from the area.

See these amazing objects at Kettering's Manor House Museum until Saturday 12 January 2019. More »

Image ©Trustees of the British Museum » Less

Posted: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:10 by Graham

Youth Council for Desborough and Rothwell

Youth Council for Desborough and Rothwell

The first meeting for young people interested in joining the Rothwell and Desborough Youth Council will be held on

Thursday 1 November 2018

at Rothwell Community Centre

between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

The Youth Council aims to provide a voice for all young people across Rothwell and Desborough. The Town Councils are keen to get young people involved in the local community and give them a chance to take part in Town Council events, activities and projects. More »


  • you live in Rothwell or Desborough or the surrounding areas;
  • are aged between 13-17 years;
  • can help the Town Councils understand young people's ideas about how to improve the towns;
  • are keen to work in a team of people who want to make change happen;

Then please join.

The first meeting of interested young people is planned for Thursday 1 November 2018 at Rothwell Community Centre between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Pizza and drinks will be available for participants

After the first meeting, Youth Council members will need to attend a meeting at least every 6 weeks and need to commit to the group for a minimum of one year.

Go to the link below to register your interest in attending so that we have an idea of numbers for seating and food etc: » Less

Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:58 by Graham