Submitted Neighbourhood Development Plans

Plans on this page have been submitted to West Northamptonshire Council and are being progressed.

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Harlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan 

What is the Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan?

Harlestone Parish Council through the Neighbourhood Plan steering group have worked with the community and statutory bodies to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. The Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies to shape future development in the area.

Following a majority vote in favour on the Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan in a referendum held on 20 April 2023, it is now "made" and will be used to determine planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area alongside existing planning policy.

The post referendum decision statement, adoption notice and the made version of the Neighbourhood Plan are available below:


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Arthingworth Neighbourhood Development Plan

Arthingworth Neighbourhood Development Plan 2029 Submission

Following the hearing on the neighbourhood plan on 4th October 2023, the  independent examiner, Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI has completed his report. West Northamptonshire Council will now consider the examiner's recommendations including whether the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum. When there is a further update the website will be updated accordingly and if you responded to the submission consultation you will be notified directly. 

The independent examiner will assess the plan against the basic conditions. 

The basic conditions of 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

At its meeting of Planning Policy Council on 22 November 2023, West Northamptonshire Council agreed that the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan, as modified by the examiners recommendations, should proceed to referendum. The referendum relating to the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan will be held on 8th February 2024. Referendum information can be found here.

What is the Arthingworth Neighbourhood Plan?

The Arthingworth Neighbourhood Development Plan is the emerging development for the Arthingworth neighbourhood area (covering the same area as the parish) for the period 2021 to 2029. On adoption it will form part of the Development Plan, which planning applications in the area will be assessed against. The plan includes policies which look to shape development, design guidelines and designates areas as Local Green Space.

Consultation documents

You can view all of the consultation documents by clicking the links below;

Please contact  or Arthingworth Parish Council  for Appendices of the Neighbourhood Plan

Contact us:

  • Email or write
  • Write to: Planning Policy Team, West Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AF

Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan 2018-2029

The referendum on Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan took place on 27 June 2019. As more than half of those voting, had not voted in favour of the neighbourhood plan, the Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan was not 'made'. Consequently, no weight can be attached to the neighbourhood plan.

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