Page last updated at 13:53 GMT, Monday, 8 February 2010

Corby is 'fastest-growing' town, figures show

The town of Corby in Northamptonshire has the fastest growing population in England and Wales, according to new figures.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) based its findings on the number of council taxpayers in the borough.

They show that the number of average Band D council taxpayers in Corby has risen 9% between 2006/07 and 2009/10.

Kettering showed the third highest increase (6.4%) of any local authority.

Pat Fawcett, leader of Corby Borough Council, said: "The council's ambition is to double the population of Corby by 2030 and so the news that our growth rate is the fastest in England and Wales is just excellent."

'Challenging conditions'

Corby has recently received funding to regenerate the town, which has paid for a new swimming pool, train station and a £40m civic centre.

In December the Kickstart programme announced finding for more than 640 new homes to be built in the borough.

Simon Evans, chief executive of the North Northamptonshire Development Company, said: "These statistics show that the town is continuing to make positive progress despite challenging economic conditions."

Print Sponsor

Bid for 1,000 homes on farmland
02 Jan 10 |  Northamptonshire
Fresh bid planned for university
25 Dec 09 |  Northamptonshire
Business centre work due to start
13 Dec 09 |  Northamptonshire

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific