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Planning Policy

Community Infrastructure Levy  

The Council is currently preparing for the introduction of a Community Infrastructure Levy. A consultation on the Draft Charging schedule took place from 26th June to 7th August 2014.  In December 2014 the Council resolved that the draft charging schedule could be submitted for examination.


Infrastructure and Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document

The Infrastructure and Developers Contributions SPD was adopted in October 2013. Some of the costs within the document will increase from 1st January 2015.  You can view the associated documents online.


Core Strategy and Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan

The Joint Core Strategy (the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan), was adopted by the Joint Strategic Planning Committee on 15th December 2014.  Together with the remaining saved policies from the Daventry District Local Plan, it now forms the Development Plan.  Further information can be found on the Joint Planning Unit website.   This will be supplemented by policies in the Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan. 


Supplementary Planning Documents/Guidance and Planning Briefs

These documents clarify and expand upon policies contained in the Local Plan and LDF


Daventry Masterplan

A Masterplan has been prepared for Daventry Town. The Masterplan sets out a vision for

the town to 2040 and a framework for achieving that vision.


Annual Monitoring Reports

Planning authorities are required to prepare Annual Monitoring Reports (AMR) to monitor how

the Council is performing in implementing the Local Development Scheme (LDS), and progress

in achieving Local Development Framework aims and objectives.


Five Year Housing Land Supply

Planning Policy Statement 3 requires that the Council can show it has enough land for housing for

the next five years. The five-year land supply will be reviewed annually.


Daventry District Local Plan 1997

The Daventry District Local Plan was adopted in 1997. Some of the policies were saved by a Direction from the Secretary of State in 2007.  In December 2014 the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy was adopted and this replaced some of the saved policies.  Further policies will be replaced in due course by Development Plan documents.


Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning has been introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and forms part of the statutory planning process.


Village Design Statements

The role of a Village Design Statement is to provide more detailed design guidance for a parish and to supplement the planning policies of the local planning authority.  They are prepared by Parish Councils, and following consultation they are adopted by the Council as Supplementary Planning Documents.


Conservation Areas

A Conservation Area is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or

appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance. 



Most of the publications can be viewed on line, but some older documents are not available in this format.  These documents can be purchased or viewed at DDC, Lodge Road, Daventry.


Northampton Growth Management Scheme

The Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) deals with the impacts of growth in and around

Northampton on the A45/M1 corridor.



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 Last updated 19th December 2014 


Community Infrastructure Levy - Consultation


At its meeting on 04th December 2014 the Council resolved to submit its Draft Charging Schedule to examination.


 More details can be found here or on the Joint Planning Unit website.


5 Year Land Supply


The Council published a report on housing land supply in April of this year which identified a 5.2 year supply.  As a result of recent appeals the Council has revised its position to a 4.7 supply.  A note on this can be seen here.


West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy


The West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy was adopted by the Joint Strategic Planning Committee at its meeting on Monday 15th December 2014.  This now forms part of the Development Plan for the District, and replaces some of the saved policies from the Daventry District Local Plan 1997.


Further details can be found on the Joint Planning Unit website: 



Neighbourhood Planning


We have recently been working on some more resources to assist groups who are producing Neighbourhood Plans. Please click here for more information.




Badby Parish Council have applied for their Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. The consultation period has now closed. 


Further details on Neighbourhood Planning within Daventry District is available on the

Neighbourhood Planning Page