Daventry District Part 2 Local Plans

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Daventry District Council is in the process of preparing the Daventry District Settlements and Countryside (Part 2) Local Plan. This is a significant planning policy document, containing detailed guidance to help shape local decision-making on future planning issues. The timetable for producing the Part 2 Local Plan is set out in a revised Local Development Scheme, which was approved by Full Council on the 7 December 2017. Download the timetable here.

Once adopted, it will set out where new homes could go to meet future housing need, as well as the best locations for new businesses, to create employment opportunities. It will help determine which areas should be protected from development and contains policies to protect the District’s distinctive landscapes, biodiversity and history, as well as its leisure facilities and green spaces.

It will also provide an update on the needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, setting out the number of plots and pitches required over the next 12 years to meet the standards set by Government.

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District

The Council has consulted on an emerging Draft Plan. Public consultation on both the emerging Draft Plan and the Sustainability Appraisal was carried out for nine weeks from 9am on Monday 27 November to 4.30pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

Responses received during the consultation period can be viewed on the consultation responses page.

The Draft Plan is based on up-to-date evidence and covers a broad range of local policies that will guide decisions on planning applications and development in the District up to 2029. 

The emerging Draft Plan takes forward the Issues and Options documents consulted on in early 2016 and can be found on our Evidence Base page. Since then, a decision has been made to combine the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2a) and Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Local Plan (Part 2b) into a single plan.

To accompany the emerging Draft Plan, a Sustainability Appraisal has also been produced to look at the economic, environmental, and social effects of the plan.


View the Draft Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal

There are four main documents to view: the Emerging Draft Plan and its accompanying District-wide Policies Map and Policies Map Booklet, and the Sustainability Appraisal. These documents are backed up by a large evidence base, which can also be viewed.



The documents can also be viewed at Daventry District Council's offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, and at libraries across Daventry District. Copies of the Local Plan and Policies Map Booklet can be purchased for £20 to collect, £22.50 posted second class or £25 first class. Please call into the Lodge Road Reception or phone 01327 871100. 


Any questions?

If you have any questions about the emerging Draft Plan, or the consultation, please contact the Council's Local Strategy Service by emailing planningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk or phoning 01327 871100.