Northampton Borough Council
Northampton Borough Council

The purpose of this sites consultation is to gather views on the potential future uses of sites to deliver the strategy and development required in Part 1 of the Local Plan – the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy.

The Council has not taken a formal view on any of the sites contained within the consultation document and their inclusion in the sites consultation does not necessarily mean that they will be considered appropriate for development. The outcome of this consultation and further work will need to be considered before deciding what goes into the Plan.

In order to meet the development requirements set out in Part 1 of the Local Plan, the Local Plan Part 2 will need to allocate sites for development, including land for housing. This is the first public consultation that sets out a list of sites to be considered for further investigation in preparing the Local Plan Part 2.

The sites consultation document (PDF, 7MB) contains sites that were submitted to the council by landowners and developers, and for completeness includes council owned sites. It is important that all site options are explored for accommodating future development at this stage. The consultation document contains two lists:

  • sites that should be considered for further investigation in producing the Local Plan
  • sites not being taken forward for further consideration

No decisions have been made about any of the sites mentioned in this consultation, and all consultation responses will be taken into account when we draw up a more detailed draft Plan for the next stage of the consultation process.

We are also consulting on the Sustainability Appraisal (PDF, 11MB) and information to support the Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 3.6MB) that accompany the sites consultation. 

An important part of the evidence base for sites consultation is the Land Availability Assessment (PDF, 5.5MB), which you may wish to look at before submitting your comments on the sites consultation.

How to respond

If you are unable to comment online, you can also respond either by email or letter. Please refer to the guidelines on the representations form (PDF, 180KB) when submitting your representation to the consultation.

The consultation period starts on 2 October 2017 and finishes at 5pm on 13 November 2017.

All observations, objections and supporting comments submitted to Northampton Borough Council are public documents. Therefore the information you submit in response to consultations on the Local Plan will be publicly available as part of the consultation responses and made available for any member of the public to view in person. This may include your name and the comment made. Specific personal contact data such as your email address, signature, postal address and telephone number will not be published on the Northampton Borough Council website but retained for contact purposes only by the planning department at Northampton Borough Council. In submitting a comment on the Local Plan you agree for your information to be held and processed for the purpose(s) and in the way detailed above.


Paper copies of the documents are available for inspection at the One Stop Shop, the Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE, and all libraries throughout the borough. Please check with individual venues for opening times.