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Planning Policy

West Northamptonshire Joint  Core Strategy 

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. 

 

Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (part 2a)

This plan, together with the Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Local Plan form the part 2 plans for Daventry district. Further information is available here.

 

Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Local Plan (part 2b)

This plan, together with the Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan form the part 2 plans for Daventry district. Further information is available here.

 

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.

 

Community Infrastructure Levy  

More details can be found here.

Frequently asked questions about the Levy and how it affects Developer and Householder applications can be found here.

 

Self and Custom  Build Register

Local authorities are required to maintain registers for those who have an interest in custom or self build.  You can apply to register your interest here.

 

West Northampton Strategic Development Framework

The council has worked with Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire Council and housebuilders to produce a framework for the production of masterplans for development on housing allocations on the western side of Northampton.  The document can be seen here.

    

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 increased from 1st January 2015.  You can view the associated documents online.

  

Supplementary Planning Documents/Guidance and Planning Briefs

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

 

Daventry 2040 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 Plan aims and objectives. The Joint Authorities Monitoring report for 2014/15 can be viewed here or on the Joint Planning Unit website. 

 

Five year  Housing land supply and Housing Implementation Strategy

Responses to the consultation draft Housing Implementation Strategy were considered by the Council's Strategy Group on 13th October 2016, and this will be considered further by Council at its meeting on 8th December 2016.

The second quarter monitoring report for Daventry District and the Northampton Related Development Area have now been published.

The Council published a report on housing land supply as at the 1st April 2016 which identified a 5.95 year supply.  More details can be found here.

 

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. 

 

Publications

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Contact us

  Latest updates

 

      25th November 2016

Consultation on Biodiversity- Supplementary Planning Document .

A proposed Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Northamptonshire has been  jointly prepared by Officers at all the Northamptonshire local authorities, led by Northamptonshire County Council. It also involved close working with the local Wildlife Trust and with Natural England. The purpose of the proposed SPD is to build on the Joint Core Strategies and explain how biodiversity should be incorporated into the planning process.

Views are requested on whether or not the SPD should be adopted as it stands or with amendments.

The consultation period closes at 5pm on Monday 23rd January 2017.   Comments cannot be accepted after this time.

   

Consultation on Statement of Community Involvement.      

The Council’s Statement of Community Involvement:

  • Sets out the opportunities for residents and other interested parties to become involved in planning. 

  • Takes account of national planning policy and legislation and reflects current best practice on engagement matters. 

  • Details how the Council will meet its statutory requirements for engaging the community on planning applications and when preparing planning policy documents and  sets out the Councils approach to consulting on Neighbourhood Plans.  

The current statement was last reviewed in 2012.  This review seeks to take account of changes since then and to ensure it is up to date in readiness for future consultation on the Settlements and Countryside and Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show people Local Plans.

The consultation period closes at 5pm on Monday 23rd January 2017.  Comments cannot be accepted after this time

          

Consultation on Allocations Scheme.        

The Allocations Scheme sets out the requirements for people to be entered onto the Council’s housing register, and set out how applicants who apply for social housing are prioritised for nominations.

The Council welcomes comments on the documents. Copies of the relevant documents can be viewed on our website (click on the headings for each document above) and a hard copy will be available during the consultation period for inspection at Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, and the libraries at Brixworth, Daventry, Long Buckby, Moulton and Woodford Halse during normal opening hours.

The consultation period closes at 5pm on Monday 23rd January 2017.   Comments cannot be accepted after this time.

  

Consultation on BT proposals to remove Payphones.

.        17th November 2016    

BT have issued proposals to removed 49 public payphones across the district.
Following an initial consultation with parish councils in early November, a formal stage of consultation on the proposed response (known as the First Notification) to BT is now underway. This consultation is open until 5PM on Wednesday 21st December 2016.
Please use the attached form to make a response. This can be sent via email or post.

  

Housing Implementation Strategy

The second quarter monitoring report for Daventry District and the Northampton Related Development Area have now been published.

Responses to the consultation draft Housing Implementation Strategy were considered by the Council's Strategy Group on 13th October 2016, and this will be considered further by Council at its meeting on 8th December 2016. 

 

West Northampton Strategic Development Framework

The Council has worked with Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire Council and house builders to produce a framework for the production of master plans for development on housing allocations on the western side of Northampton. The document can be seen here.  

 

Housing Land Availability Report

The Council has now published its annual report on housing land supply which is available to view here. This report identified a 5.95 year supply as at 1st April 2016.

 

Custom and Self Build

With effect from 31st March the Council is maintaining a register of persons or associations who have an interest in custom or self build.  You can apply to register your interest here.

 

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning has been introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and forms part of the statutory planning process. There have been 22 Neighbourhood Areas designated so far and 3 plans have been made. Further information on Neighbourhood Plans is available on the Neighbourhood Planning Page.