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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.



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.



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 2014/15 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 2016 which identified a 5.95 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. 



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 6th April 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 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.


Part 2 Local Plans Sustainability Appraisals

Consultation on the sustainability appraisals for the Part 2 Local Plan closed on Friday 29th April 2016. Further information can 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.


Village Design Statements

Arthingworth, Byfield and Yelvertoft Village Design Statements have been adopted.  More information can be found 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, further information on all of these areas and Neighbourhood Plans in general is available on the Neighbourhood Planning Page. The areas where there has been a recent update are identified below, please click on the heading for more information.


Barby and Onley Neighbourhood Development Plan

Plan Submitted. Consultation closed.


Braunston Neighbourhood Development Plan

Plan submitted. Consultation open.


Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan

Plan submitted. Consultation closed.


Flore Neighbourhood Development Plan

Plan submitted. Consultation closed.


Kilsby Neighbourhood Plan

Examiners report published


Moulton Neighbourhood Plan

Examiners report published


Spratton Neighbourhood Plan

Examiners report published


Weedon Bec Neighbourhood Development Plan

Plan submitted. Consultation closed


West Haddon Neighbourhood Plan

Plan made.


Welton Proposed Neighbourhood Area

Consultation closed.  Currently being determined