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Part 2 Local Plans

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. 

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.

A chance to have your say

The Council has reached the next milestone in its preparation of the Plan, and has produced an emerging Draft Plan for consultation. 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.

People are invited to have their say on both the emerging Draft Plan and the Sustainability Appraisal during a nine-week consultation period.

The consultation runs from 9am on Monday 27 November to 4.30pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

View the Draft Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal

Before having your say, there are four main documents to look at: 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.

The Council is running a series of exhibitions across the District, offering a chance to speak to members of our Local Strategy Service about the Draft Plan (scroll down for more).

How to comment

The easiest way to comment is via our online forms, but you can also download the response forms and send them back to us via email or post.


Download and fill in a response form:


If you have chosen to download one of our response forms, these can be sent to us via the following methods:

Email: planningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk

By post: Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

If you are a Parish Council and you wish to nominate a Local Green Space, please download the Local Green Space form and guidance note

Please remember the deadline for comments is 4.30pm on Friday, 26 January.

Public Exhibitions

You can find out more about the Emerging Draft Plan at a series of public exhibitions being held across Daventry District. These events are a chance to speak to Council representatives and ask any questions you may have.

They are being held on:

  • Tuesday 28 November – Weedon Village Hall Annex, NN7 4QU – 3pm to 7pm 

  • Wednesday 29 November – Naseby Village Hall, NN6 6DE – 3pm to 7pm

  • Thursday 30 November – Moulton Library Foyer, NN3 7AX – 2pm to 6pm

  • Friday 1 December – Daventry Library Side Room, NN11 4GH – 10am to 6pm

  • Monday 4 December -  Welford Village Hall, NN6 6HU – 3pm to 7pm

  • Tuesday 5 December  - Crick Old School House, NN6 6HU – 3pm to 7pm

  • Wednesday 6 December – Long Buckby Community Centre, NN6 7QB – 3pm to 7pm 

  • Wednesday 6 December – Woodford Halse Dryden Hall, NN11 3RL – 3pm to 7pm

  • Thursday 7 December – Brixworth Library Foyer, NN6 9DS – 2pm to 6pm

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.