||30 April 2014
Garden Centre in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire
has had plans to build houses on their garden centre and
nursery for a couple of years and it now looks set to go
ahead. Planning officers at Kettering Council have
recommended that the plans go ahead. This will be officially
confirmed at the next Council meeting on 6th May.
The original planning application was submitted
in 2012 so it has taken some time to get to this point. Bosworth
Garden Centre released a statement some months back explaining how
the future of their garden centre / nursery will be affected by the
building of houses on their site. The full statement is listed
Planning Application Submitted December
We can confirm that in December 2012 we submitted
a planning application on the Garden Centre site for change of use
from Garden Centre to Residential Housing.
family have been here on this site since 1959, we have realised for
a long while that the site is not ideally suited to a busy Garden
Centre, it is now surrounded by housing it has a narrow road
frontage and the business is rapidly outgrowing the site.
is our belief that at some time in the next 2-5 years, our car park
will not be able to cope with the number of cars and lorries that
will be visiting the site.
We have therefore begun a process
that will one day see us move to a new site.
actually begun in the late 1980′s when my parents had planning
permission to move the business to a new site. But ups and downs in
the housing market and the continued growth of our Garden Centre on
this site have meant that we have never had to actually do this.
The present scenario is that we are beginning to put things in
place for the future we do not have anywhere to move to as yet and
we have not been in any discussions with any other landowner or
business with a view to a move at this time. That will happen when
we are ready to move to the next stage.
We can assure you
that it is our intention to carry on with the business, our Garden
Centre has been successful due to its excellent staff and loyal
customers and we intend this to be the case for many years to come.
One thing is for certain, Bosworths Garden centre IS NOT
Please do not hesitate to ask if you require any
Sam and Tania Bosworth
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