Maidwell with Draughton Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have now submitted their final version of the Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan. As the local planning authority we are now required to undertake a consultation to provide an opportunity for all parties to comment on whether the submitted plan meets the basic conditions before it goes to examination. The basic conditions are that the plan:
Must be appropriate having regard to National Policy
Must contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
Must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
Must be compatible with human rights requirements
Must be compatible with EU obligations
Please note that the current version of the plan is the version that will be submitted for examination. The consultation commences on Monday 10th December 2018 and will close at 5pm on Monday 4th February 2019.
What is the Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan?
The Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan is the emerging development plan for the Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Area (covering the parishes of Maidwell and Draughton) for the period 2018 to 2029. On adoption it will form part of the Development Plan, which planning applications in that area will be assessed against. The plan includes policies to protect and enhance Maidwell and Draughton's landscape setting, heritage and green spaces. It aims to meet local housing needs and improve recreation, education and community facilities. It also encourages improvements to road safety, traffic and accessibility.
You can view all of the consultation documents by clicking on the links below:
Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan (including a policies map)
Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan Basic Conditions Statement
Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Statement
Maidwell with Draughton Neighbourhood Development Plan Screening Report for SEA/HRA
Alternatively, the documents listed above are available to view at the following locations during opening hours:
The Stag Public House, Harborough Road, Maidwell, NN6 9JA
Brixworth Library, Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS
Market Harborough Library, The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT
How can I submit my comments?
Comments can be made electronically or in writing by the following means:
Comment forms can be downloaded here
You can request to be notified of Daventry District Council’s decision to adopt the plan once an examination and referendum has taken place. Please do so using the comment form.
What Happens Next?
Following the 8 week consultation period, we will collate the responses received and submit them to the independent examiner who will consider them as part of the examination of the plan. The timing of this is not yet known. As soon as it is the website will be updated.