Well it’s been a busy week, last Tuesday we discovered that the building actually has the wrong planning consent for a place of worship and community use. As a result we’ve had to turn around a planning application to Northampton Borough Council. The application has been submitted today and we now have to wait at least 8 weeks for the process to go through.
Once we have a change of use in place it puts us in a stronger position to exchange contracts and process the purchase.
On the brighter side we received our first mortgage offer last week and had some fairly favourable comments from the lender. We have decided to use a local mortgage broker who specialises in mortgages for churches and charities and hope to have some other offers over the coming weeks.
Although having to go to planning has delayed things slightly, it does give us more time to continue to raise our funds for the building. So if you are still looking to make a donation then there is still plenty of time.
Simply follow the link below and it will explain how best to give:
As we enter the Christmas period please continue to pray for God's favour on this process. As with any purchase of this kind it does come with many of hurdles and things to navigate which can be quite stressful at times.
With every blessing
Steve & Tammy