Neighbourhood Planning

These pages provide information, news and resources on neighbourhood planning in Daventry District. 

Neighbourhood planning seeks to give communities more control over the future of their area by helping to change attitudes towards development and by giving local people the chance to have their say on what happens where they live.

A Neighbourhood Plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a defined neighbourhood area. Plans may contain a vision, local priorities, planning policies, proposals for improving an area or providing new facilities or infrastructure, or allocation of key sites for development.

There is no requirement for local communities to undertake neighbourhood planning. A number of alternative approaches are available and we can provide advice on these too.

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News and updates

Neighbourhood Plan Review Toolkit

The Council has produced a toolkit to assist neighbourhood plan groups with "made" plans to consider if a review is needed, the type of review required and the process involved. More details can be found via this link.


Advice on consultation

Groups who are considering undertaking consultation on draft plans should hold back on any formal consultation (Regulation 14) until advised by the Council. Informal consultation can be undertaken providing it only  involves electronic documents. 

Any groups wishing to submit their plans for Regulation 16 consultation should contact the Council in advance to discuss timescales moving forward as the Council will not be starting consultation Regulation 16 at the present time.

If you require further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

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