In 2009 the Secretary of State endorsed the Planning Inspector’s recommendation to uphold the planning appeal by Woodley Developments Limited. We continue to await their detailed planning application.
There are still considerable concerns with regard to the safe remediation of this former toxic waste site and, not least, the environmental impact on both the environment and fragile local infrastructure.
Whilst outline planning permission may have been approved, mitigating the risks of developing the si te could well still prove to be the downfall of this proposed development – particularly in light of the High Court’s ruling last year against Corby Borough Council. Detailed planning approval need not be a fait accompli.