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Issues consultation and call for sites forms for the new strategic plan for West Northamptonshire are now available

Published August 1st, 2019

The local planning authorities in West Northamptonshire i.e. Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils with support from Northamptonshire County Council, have agreed to prepare a new Strategic Plan for the area. This will replace the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and will cover the period 2019-2041, although the Vision may look further ahead.

The Issues Consultation is the first stage in preparing the new Plan, no decisions have been made yet and the purpose of the document is to raise awareness and stimulate debate. We have produced an Issues Consultation document which includes a series of questions on which we would like your views. In addition to the Issues document we have produced a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which is available for comment and there is also an opportunity to put forward ideas for strategic sites through a ‘call for sites’ exercise.

The Issues Consultation document and the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report are available for public consultation from:

5th August to 11th October at 5pm

The consultation documents including the call for sites form are available on the Joint Planning Unit’s consultation website: https://westnorthantsplan.inconsult.uk/ . You are encouraged to visit the website and use the online forms available to respond to the consultation.

The documents are also available for inspection at the following four Council Offices:

– Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, St Giles’ Square, Northampton NN1 1DE;

– Northamptonshire County Council, ONE Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED;

– Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP; and

– South Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD.

The documents are also available for inspection at local libraries: From the week commencing 12th August copies will be available for viewing in all the local public libraries across West Northamptonshire area. Locations and opening times are available on the county council’s website at: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraries . A series of public exhibitions will also take place during the consultation period as set out in the table below:

Venue Date Times
Brackley Town Hall

High Street, Brackley, NN13 7DS

Thursday 19 September 2pm-7pm
Daventry Town Council

New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT

Monday 16 September 2pm-7pm
Naseby Village Hall

Haselbech Road, NN6 6DE

Wednesday 18 September 2pm-7pm
The Guildhall Northampton

(Court Room), St Giles’ Square, NN1 1DE

Wednesday 11 September 2pm-7pm
The Guildhall Northampton

(Court Room), St Giles’ Square, NN1 1DE

Tuesday 17 September 2pm-7pm
Towcester Library

Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Tuesday 10  September 2pm-7pm

How to comment:

The easiest way to respond is online via the consultation website: https://westnorthantsplan.inconsult.uk/.  Word versions of the response forms are also available on the website. Paper copies of response forms are available at the Councils’ offices and public libraries in West Northamptonshire and on request from the Joint Planning Unit (email: westnorthantsjpu@northampton.gov.uk  or phone: 01604 838678).

Hard copies of the response forms can be returned by post to: West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE or electronically to: westnorthantsjpu@northampton.gov.uk

All comments must be received by 5.00pm 11th October 2019. Please contact Val Coleby on 01536 532388 or email val.coleby@berrys.uk.com to discuss,