Planning Policy

Local Plans


Access the Development Plan consisting of the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (Part 1) & saved policies from the 1997 Local Plan. The emerging Settlements & Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) and evidence base is also available.

Community-led Planning


Find information about Neighbourhood Plans and Village Design Statements and access resources to help communities wishing to get involved in local planning.


Planning Registers


Access the Council's Brownfield Register showing sites suitable for residential development and find out information about the self-build and custom-build registers.


Conservation Areas


View a list of the Conservation Areas in Daventry District and find out about work being carried out to review the District's Conservation Areas.



Access annual reports monitoring how the Council is implementing the Local Development Scheme, & on the District's five-year housing land supply & Housing Implementation Strategy.

Community Infrastructure Levy


Find out about the Community Infrastructure Levy - a charge on new developments to fund infrastructure improvements, including rates & a list of FAQs.

Guidance & Publications


View supplementary planning documents, which provide guidance on matters covered by Development Plan Documents, and access a range of other policy publications.

Community involvement


View the Council's Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out how it will work with the community, partners & stakeholders in the planning process.

Housing Strategy


Find out about the Council's strategic housing function including the provision of affordable housing and the housing allocations scheme.