Former club set to be demolished to become housing


A former club which has been empty for nearly five years is set to be demolished to make way for housing.

The former United Trades Club, in Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton will be replaced by 23 flats and 23 parking spaces.

The plans were first approved in 2008, but the time limit on the application has lapsed, meaning it had to be re-submitted.

The proposal from Babington Property Ltd was re-examined, and approved at a meeting of Northampton Borough Council’s planning committee on Tuesday.

The report on the plans said: “The application site is located to the south of Balmoral Road. Kingsthorpe Road runs to the west of the site, which serves one of the main routes into the town centre.

“The site contains a building which has most recently been used as a drinking establishment, although it has been vacant since May 2009.

“It is concluded that despite a number of planning policy changes at national level, the principle of the proposed development remains acceptable.”

Two further housing developments were approved at the meeting.

Business units in St Andrews Road, Semilong, will be demolished to make way for 14 two-bed and eight one-bed apartments.

This application was initially submitted in March 2011.

And a warehouse in Brookfield Road, Kingsley will be demolished to make way for 13 houses and six flats.

This will be a 100 per cent affordable housing development.