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

  Maidwell with Draughton

The District Council considered the report of the independent examiner, Rosemary Kidd, Dip TP, MRTPI at its meeting on the 10th October and has agreed that the neighbourhood plan should proceed to a referendum. A date for the referendum has been set for the 28th November 2019. Find out more    


The referendum on Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan took place on 27th June 2019. As more than half of those voting, had not voted in favour of the neighbourhood plan, the Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan will not be 'made'. Referendum results are available here. Details of Regulation 16 consultation and responses are available here.


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