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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

Proposals to introduce eligibility requirements to enter onto the Custom and Self Build Register were agreed at Council in December.  Existing entrants on the register will be required to re-apply and the new eligibility criteria will need to be met.  There will also be a charge to apply to join the register.  The changes will commence on 1st January 2017.  Further details can be found 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. 

Members of the public are invited to an exhibition regarding the Harlestone Village Conservation Area Appraisal and the Moulton Village Conservation Area Appraisal.

 

 

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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Latest updates

 

17th January 2017 

 

 

Consultation on Boughton Village Design Statement

 

 Village design statements are documents that will be adopted by the Council as supplementary planning documents, which means that they are material considerations when considering planning applications. They provide the opportunity for communities to identify the character of their villages and what is important to them. In order to be adopted by the Council as SPD they need to be subject to public consultation.  This is open for consultation until 5pm on Monday 27th February 2017. Comments cannot be accepted after this time. 

 

Consultation response on BT proposals to remove payphones

 At its meeting on 12th January 2017 the Council agreed its response to BTs consultation on the removal of 49 payphones.  


 9th January 2017

 

Neighbourhood Plans

The referendum date has been set for the Braunston Neighbourhood Plan. It will be held on Thursday 16th February.

Neighbourhood Plans for Brixworth and Moulton were made on Friday 2nd December. These plans are now part of the Development Plan and will therefore be used in decision making. They are subject to a six week period (from date of making) during which anyone aggrieved by the making of the Plans may make an application to the High Court.

Consultation has started on the submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan for Welford.  This is open for consultation until 5pm on Monday 30th January 2017.

 

 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.

   
17th November 2016    

 

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  at its meeting on 8th December 2016.  

  

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 1st January 2017 there are additional eligibility criteria which have to be met to enter onto the register and a fee will be charged.  You can apply to register your interest here.