Daventry Settlements and Countryside Part 2 Local Plan Examination
Latest News - Publication of Inspector's Report
Daventry District Council submitted the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District to the Secretary of State on the 19th December 2018. The Secretary of State appointed Gareth Wildgoose BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI to conduct an independent examination of the Local Plan, hearings for which took place in June 2019.
The Council received the report of the Planning Inspector on the 10th January 2020. The Inspector concluded that with the recommended Main Modifications (consulted on between 23rd September and 4th November 2019), the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District is sound and compliant with the legal requirements.
The Inspector's Report, incorporating the final schedule of Main Modifications, can be viewed below:
The Inspector's Report and his recommended Main Modifications will be considered by Strategy Group and Full Council in February 2020. The Schedule of Additional Modifications and changes to the policies maps will also be considered.
Main Modifications Consultation
Following the hearing sessions into the Local Plan, the Council prepared a number of Main Modifications which are considered necessary to make the Plan sound and have been agreed with the Inspector. They are put forward without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusions and all representations made will be taken into account by the Inspector. The Main Modifications were considered and agreed for consultation by the Council's Strategy Group on the 12th September 2019.
The six week consultation on the Main Modifications and the associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment closed on the 4th November. The representations to the Main Modifications have been submitted to the Inspector and can be viewed via the following link:
Tracked changes version of Submission Part 2 Local Plan
It should be noted that the tracked change version that was available during the consultation period contained a number of minor discrepancies when compared against the Schedule of Main Modifications. The Schedule of Main Modifications showed the correct wording. The discrepancies were in respect of MM5 (Policy RA6, criterion x); MM10 (para 7.1.08); MM11 (para 7.2.10); and MM32 (Appendix A, Objective 14)
The following document explains the nature of the discrepancies:
The corrected version of the tracked change Local Plan can be viewed below:
The consultation documents can be viewed below for information:
The Council has produced Additional Modifications which are minor changes that do not relate to the Plan's soundness. Representations to the Additional Modifications will not be forwarded to the Inspector and will be a matter for the Council to consider. The Additional Modifications can be viewed below:
Availability of documents
Hard copies of all the documents are available for inspection during normal opening hours at:
Daventry District Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP
Brixworth Library, Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS
Daventry Library, The Abbey, Market Street, Daventry, NN11 4XG
Long Buckby Library, Station Road, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB
Moulton Library, Moulton Community Centre, Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX
Woodford Halse Library, Village Hall, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RL