Northamptonshire has been targeted by central government to bear the brunt of new house building in the forthcoming years. This is because the south-east is "saturated" yet Northamptonshire is a commutable distance to London.
One of the proposed developments, for which outline planning permission has been granted, is for a massive expansion of Kettering which will be called "Kettering East". The proposal covers 5,000 new homes, shops, schools and industrial areas. It will also mean a massive investment in new roads and facilities in general.
To find out more about the proposal, visit these links:
Kettering Borough Council web site: http://www.kettering.gov.uk/ketteringeast
Thousands of new homes to be built in Kettering