Daventry District Part 2 Local Plans

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Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District 2011-2029

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.

Examination of Part 2 Local Plan

Following a decision by Full Council on 6 December, the Council submitted the Part 2 Local Plan to the Secretary of State on 19 December 2018.

The Planning Inspectorate has appointed an Inspector, Gareth Wildgoose BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI, to conduct the examination into the soundness of the Plan.

The Council has appointed a programme officer, Ian Kemp, who is an independent officer of the examination and will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the examination and as a liaison between the inspector, Daventry District Council and representors. 

The programme officer works on behalf of the inspector to organise and manage the administrative and procedural matters of the examination process. A Programme for the Hearings, together with Matters, Issues and Questions and a Guidance Note are available.

Following the hearing sessions the Council has produced a schedule of Main Modifications which are considered necessary to make the Plan sound. Strategy Group has considered and agreed the Main Modifications for public consultation which will take place between 23rd September and 4th November 2019.

View our Part 2 Local Plan examination page to find out more 


Submission of Part 2 Local Plan

Following the decision of Full Council on 6 December the Council submitted the Part 2 Local Plan to the Secretary of State on 19 December 2018.

The specific documents submitted to the Secretary of State are available below:

Hard copies of the Submission Local Plan, the Submission District-wide Policies Map, Submission Policies Map Book, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Appraisal Addendum, Habitats Regulation Assessment Amended Screening, Regulation 22.(1)(c) Consultation Statement and Notice of Submission are available to view at the Council's Offices and all libraries in the District during opening hours.

Examination Library

The Examination Library comprises evidence base documents that have informed the preparation of the Local Plan at all stages. The following link will take you to the Examination Library:

 Representations to Proposed Submission Local Plan

  The representations made to the Proposed Submission Local Plan can be viewed via the following link:

Hard copies of documents in the Examination Library and the representations can be viewed by contacting the Local Strategy Service using the details below.


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.

You can view information about the previous stages of plan preparation on the Previous Stages Page.   

Copies of the Local Plan and Policies Map Booklet can be purchased for £20 to collect, £22.72 posted second class or £25.27 first class. Please call into the Lodge Road Reception or phone 01327 871100.  

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the emerging Part 2 Local Plan please contact the Council's Local Strategy Service by emailing planningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk or phoning 01327 871100.