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 consulted on the Proposed Submission Local Plan and the Sustainability Appraisal from Monday 13 August to Friday 5 October 2018.

The Proposed Submission 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 Proposed Submission Plan takes forward the Emerging Draft version consulted on in December and January which followed the‘Issues and Options’ consultation in 2016.The Plan is broadly similar to the emerging draft but has been further shaped with the help of public feedback given during that consultation. To accompany the Proposed Submission Plan, a Sustainability Appraisal was also produced to look at the economic, environmental and social effects of the Plan.

Previous stages of the plan preparation can be viewed on the previous stages page

106 respondents made submissions before the consultation deadline, of which nine were either incomplete or did not comment on the Local Plan. You can view the complete representations in full via the following link: 


   View the Proposed Submission Local Plan, Sustainability Appraisal and Evidence Base








Sustainability Appraisal & Habitats Regulation Screening


Evidence Base


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, £22.72 posted second class or £25.27 first class. Please call into the Lodge Road Reception or phone 01327 871100.     

Next Stages 

The Council will summarise the representations received and will consider a response to every representation.

The Submission Local Plan will be considered by a meeting of the Council on 6 December, with the aim of submitting to the Planning Inspectorate before the 24 January 2019. The examination is expected to take place in spring/summer 2019.

The Council has appointed Ian Kemp as the Programme Officer to assist with submission and examination of the Local Plan. 

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.