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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 is taking place from 26th June to 7th August 2014. This consultation has now closed.


Infrastructure and Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document

The Infrastructure and Developers Contributions SPD was adopted in October 2013.  You can view  the

associated documents online.


Core Strategy and Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan

A Joint Core Strategy (the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan) is being produced with neighbouring authorities. This will be supplemented by policies in the Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan. These documents will replace most of the policies that have been saved from the 1997 Local Plan (see below).


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. It sets out what we plan to do with land in

the district and how we will control development. The Saved Policies of the Plan will remain in force

until replaced by policies in the emerging Local Development Framework


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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Latest News


 Last updated October 28th 2014


Community Infrastructure Levy - Consultation


The three local authorities in West Northamptonshire - Daventry District Council, South Northamptonshire Council and Northampton Borough Council - are consulting on the Draft Charging Schedule from 26th June until 7th August 2014. This consultation has now closed.


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


5 Year Land Supply


Daventry District Council has recently updated its Housing Land Availability study which also sets out the 5 year land supply. Further information is available here.


West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy


The  Inspectors Report on the Joint Core Strategy was published on 2nd October 2014.  The Inspector has found the plan to be sound subject to including modifications.


A report will be made to the Joint Strategic Planning Committee in the near future.


Further details can be found on:



 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