Neighbourhood Planning

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

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.

For more information contact email planningpolicy.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk

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News and updates

The Council and Clipston Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner to undertake the examination for the Clipston Neighbourhood Plan. More details can be found via this link.

The Council and Overstone Parish Council have appointed an independent examiner to undertake the examination for the Overstone Neighbourhood Development Plan. More details can be found via this link.

The Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Area was designated on 18 March 2021. More details can be found via this link.


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 and referenda

Groups who are considering undertaking formal consultation on draft neighbourhood plans (Regulation 14) should consider how this can be undertaken in a way that will help combat the spread of coronavirus. The Government has issued temporary revised guidance which dispenses with the need for face to face exhibitions and to make available hard copies of the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents. Groups will still need to ensure that they are able to satisfy the Regulations to bring the consultation to the attention of people who live, work and carry on business in the neighbourhood area. This may involve the use of different or innovative methods.

You can access the Government's guidance regarding neighbourhood plans here.

Any groups wishing to submit their plans for Regulation 16 consultation should contact the Council in advance to discuss timescales and how this will be undertaken in line with the latest Government guidance. 

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

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