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Community Infrastructure Levy  

The examiner' s report for the CIL examination has now been received and can be viewed here.  A report was considered on the matter by Full Council on 30th July, when it was resolved that CIL would be introduced from 1st September 2015.   More details can be found  here.

 

Frequently asked questions about the Levy and how it affects Developer and Householder applications can be found 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 will increase from 1st January 2015.  You can view the associated documents online.

 

Local Plans/Core Strategy and Daventry Settlements and Countryside Local Plan

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. 

 

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 2013/14 can be viewed here or on the Joint Planning Unit website. 

 

Five Year Housing Land Supply

The Council published a report on housing land supply as at the 1st April 2015 which identified a 5.94 year supply.  This position has subsequently been updated following recent appeal decisions.  The updated report identifies a 5.86 year supply.  More details can be found 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.

 

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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 Last updated 9th February 2016

 

Part 2 Local Plans

Consultation on the issues and options stage of the plan preparation runs from Friday 29th January to Friday 11th March 2016. Further information can be viewed here.

 

Local Development Scheme

At its meeting of Full Council on 1st October 2015 the Local Development Scheme for the period 2015 to 2018 was approved. This is available to be viewed here.

 

3rd Quarter Monitoring of Rural Housing Requirement in Policy S3 

This report sets out the progress being made against the rural housing requirement in policy S3 of the Core Strategy.  The review can be viewed here.

 

 Five Year Housing Land Supply 

On 2nd April the Council published its annual report on housing land supply. This report identified a 5.94 year supply as at 1st April 2015.  

This position has subsequently been updated following recent appeal decisions.  The updated report identifies a 5.86 year supply.  More details can be found here.

     

Village Design Statements

 

Arthingworth Village Design Statement has been submitted to Daventry District Council. The consultation period for this document has now closed.  More information can be found here.

 

Byfield Village Design Statement has been submitted to Daventry District Council. The consultation period for this document has now closed.  More information can be found here.

 

Moulton Village Design Statement. This has now been withdrawn by Moulton Parish Council.

 

Yelvertoft Village Design Statement has been adopted.   More details can be found here.

  

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.

 

Weedon Bec Neighbourhood Development Plan

Weedon Bec Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been submitted to Daventry District Council.  The consultation period commenced on 5th February 2016 and will close at 4.30 pm on Friday 18th March 2016.  More information can be found here

 

Welton Proposed Neighbourhood Area

Welton Parish Council have applied for part of their Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area.  This consultation period commenced on 1st February and will close at 4.30pm on 14th March. More information can be found here.

 

Barby and Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan

Barby and Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been submitted to Daventry District Council.  The consultation period commenced on 11th January 2016 and will close at 4.30 pm on Friday 26th February 2016.  More information can be found here.

 

Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan

Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan has now been submitted to Daventry District Council.  The consultation period commenced on 11th January 2016 and will close at 4.30 pm on Friday 26th February 2016.  More information can be found here.

  

West Haddon Neighbourhood Plan

The referendum relating to the West Haddon Neighbourhood Plan took place on Thursday 28th January 2016. Following a majority vote in favour the Plan has now been made.  More information can be found here

 

Flore Neighbourhood Development Plan

Daventry District Council and Flore Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner, Chris Collison BA (Hons) MBA MRTPI MIED MCMI IHBC.  The examination is now underway, when there is a further update the website will be updated accordingly and if you responded to the submission consultation you will be notified directly.  More information can be found here.

  

Moulton Neighbourhood
Daventry District Council and Moulton Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner, John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI .  Mr Parmiter has decided that a hearing is necessary to examine the plan further. This is scheduled for March 3rd at 10am and will be held in Moulton Village Hall. Further information, including who the examiner has invited to speak is available here.

 

Kilsby Neighbourhood Plan

Daventry District Council and Kilsby Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner, Nigel McGurk BSC (Hons) MBA MCD MRTPI .  The examination is now underway, when there is a further update the website will be updated accordingly and if you responded to the submission consultation you will be notified directly.d. More information can be found here.

 

Spratton Neighbourhood Plan

Daventry District Council and Spratton Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner, Janet Cheesley BA (Hons) DipTP MRTPI .  The examination is now underway, when there is a further update the website will be updated accordingly and if you responded to the submission consultation you will be notified directly. More information can be found here.

 

Norton Proposed Neighbourhood Area

Norton Parish Council have applied for part of their Parish to be designated as Neighbourhood Area.  This consultation period has now closed. More information can be found here.

  

Further details on Neighbourhood Planning within Daventry District is available on the

Neighbourhood Planning Page