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.
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 has been introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and forms part of the statutory planning process.
More details can be found here.
Frequently asked questions about the Levy and how it affects Developer and Householder applications can be found here.
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.
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.
These documents clarify and expand upon policies contained in the Local Plan.
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.
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.
The third quarter monitoring report has 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northampton Growth Management Scheme (NGMS) deals with the impacts of growth in and around
Northampton on the A45/M1 corridor.