A major plan to help guide and shape future development in Daventry District has been submitted for examination by a planning inspector.
The Planning Inspectorate have appointed an Inspector, Gareth Wildgoose BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI, who will conduct the Examination into the soundness of the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 to determine whether the document complies with legal requirements and is ‘sound’. This means checking that its policies are ‘positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy'.
The examination process will include a series of public hearings, which are expected to start taking place in spring this year.
The Local Plan Part 2 sets out where new homes and businesses could go, to best meet future need, as well as identifying areas which should be protected.
Residents were consulted on issues and options for the Plan in early 2016, then asked to give their views on an Emerging Draft of the document during December 2017 into January 2018. The feedback was used to prepare a Proposed Submission version which was then consulted upon from August to October this year.
It was formally submitted for inspection on Wednesday 19 December, following a decision at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 6 December.