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. The documents were submitted on Friday 30th January 2015. The date, which has been set, for the examination is 13 May 2015.
Frequently asked questions about the Levy and how it affects Developer and Householder applications can be found here.
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.
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 (part 2) Local Plan.
These documents clarify and expand upon policies contained in the Local Plan.
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.
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 Plan aims and objectives.
The Council published a report on housing land supply as at the 1st April 2015 which identified a 5.94 year supply. A copy of the report can be viewed here.
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 has been introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and forms part of the statutory planning process.
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.
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.
The Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) deals with the impacts of growth in and around
Northampton on the A45/M1 corridor.