Wilbarston Parish Council

Serving the people of Wilbarston

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Clerk: Mrs Becky Jones
1 Castle Road, Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN8 1LL

Tel: 01933 273028

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Wilbarston is a pleasant village which enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding Welland Valley countryside. It contains a mix of development styles and phases but retains a distinct historical core of traditional buildings which characterise the majority of the village. The village's facilities include a school, shop / Post Office, village hall, open space and pub. Streets are generally closely lined with continuous built form (buildings or boundary walls) giving a strong sense of enclosure. Most buildings are parallel to the street, but some are gable end on. Frontages are densely packed, with long ranges and gardens behind. Typically the built form tightly encloses the street on one side, and is set back on the other in a staggered arrangement. The agricultural heritage is clear and rural mews and historic farmsteads form distinct character traits, with buildings frequently clustered together or set in linear ranges running parallel or at 90 degrees to the street, forming small linear yards.

Common to all historic areas is a limited palette of materials – ironstone and limestone, often in coursed bands with limited areas of render. Brick buildings are less common but are in soft reds. Roofs are generally of slate or stone slate, and thatch. Views in Wilbarston combine an interplay between open expansive views of the landscape, particularly to the north and west, and tight controlled views along historic streets, for example Barlows Lane.

Historic development is generally better related to the streetscene with buildings fronting onto and defining the streets. More recent developments tend to be set back and arranged in inward looking cul-de-sacs and are less reflective of the local vernacular.

Wilbarston has a Parish Plan which has been adopted by the Council as informal policy. The Parish Plan has been used to inform the preparation of this document.

Latest News

Consultation on the Part 2 Local Plan for Kettering Borough

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:01 by Becky Jones

Give your views!

Kettering Borough Council are hosting a series of public consultation events across the Borough and welcomes anyone who wishes to find out more about the Local Plan to attend. Drop-in sessions will run as follows:

Drop-in Session



Civic Centre, High Street, Burton Latimer

Monday 2nd July

3pm – 8pm

The Centre, Main Street, Mawsley

Wednesday 4th July

3pm – 8pm

Rothwell Community Centre, Well Lane, Rothwell More »

Friday 6th July

4pm – 8pm

Wilbarston Village Hall, Carlton Road, Wilbarston

Tuesday 10th July

3pm – 8pm

Marlow House, Harborough Road, Desborough

Wednesday 11th July

3pm – 8pm

73-75 High Street (former British Heart Foundation Shop), Kettering

The Village Hall, Queen Street, Geddington

Tuesday 17th July

Wednesday 18th July

3pm – 8pm

3pm – 8pm

The Part 2 Local Plan will provide locally specific policies and non-strategic site allocations to complement the strategic context set out in the Part 1 Local Plan, known as the North Northamptonshire Development Plan.

This document will allocate land for housing, employment, recreation and other uses. It will designate historically and visually important local green space and identify green infrastructure corridors, as well as identifying potential sites for town centre redevelopment and environmental improvements in the Market Towns. It will also contain policies, such as protection of local services and facilities, open space and design principles, which will be used when assessing planning applications.

An interactive version of the Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan - Draft Plan is available to view on Kettering Borough Council's consultation portal: http://consult.kettering.gov.uk/portal

For further information or to discuss the Part 2 Local Plan, please email planningpolicy@kettering.gov.uk or telephone 01536 534316 » Less

Minutes Rural Transport Meeting 21st June 2018

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:47 by Becky Jones

Minutes Rural Transport Meeting 21st June 2018