Neighbourhood Planning in Northampton
Northampton's Neighbourhood Plans - project updates
We actively support community groups involved in Neighbourhood Planning. Follow the links to visit the project pages and find out more about each Plan.
Summary of Neighbourhood Plans progress
Queens Park Neighbourhood Plan
Queens Park Neighbourhood Forum
On 8 January 2018 we received applications for the creation of a Neighbourhood Forum and designation of a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.
You can find all the information below:
Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan
Northampton Town Council
On 6 June the Council received an application to designate an area within Semilong and Trinity from Northampton Town Council for the purposes of preparing a neighbourhood plan.
For more information click below:
Made Neighbourhood Plans
Great Houghton Neighbourhood Plan
Great Houghton Parish Council
On 5 May 2022 a referendum of the Great Houghton Neighbourhood Plan was held. The majority of those voting in the referendum were in favour for the plan to be made.
Click here to view the the Great Houghton Neighbourhood Plan.
Duston Neighbourhood Plan
Duston Parish Council
Duston Parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 11 September 2013. At full Council on the 14 December 2015 we made the Duston Neighbourhood Plan. It now forms part of the Development Plan, meaning that it is a material consideration when deciding planning applications. You can find details and the Made Plan documents below.
Growing Together Neighbourhood Plan
Growing Together Neighbourhood Forum
On 11 September 2013 NBC Cabinet designated the Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum. At full Council on the 3 April 2017 qw made the Growing Together Neighbourhood Plan. It now forms part of the Development Plan, meaning that it is a material consideration when deciding planning applications. You can find details and the Made Plan documents below.
- Growing Together Neighbourhood Plan for Blackthorn, Cherry Lodge, Goldings, Lings, Lumbertubs and Overstone Lodge
Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan
Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Forum
The applications to designate the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Area and the Neighbourhood Forum (to be known as Spring Boroughs Voice) was approved on 11 December 2013. At full Council on 18 April 2016 we made the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan. You can find details and the Made Plan documents below.
Neighbourhood Forum and Neighbourhood Area applications in Northampton
A Neighbourhood Area is the area to which a Neighbourhood Plan applies. Before work begins on preparing the Plan, the parish council or Neighbourhood Forum must apply to us to designate the boundary of the Neighbourhood Area.
Once an Area and Forum are designated, no other organisation may be designated for that Neighbourhood Area, until that designation expires or is withdrawn.
Making comments on an application
We are the body responsible for determining Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum applications.
Each application will be published for a 6 week consultation period, during which time individuals and organisations may submit comments to us. These comments will be taken into account when making a decision on an application.
During consultation periods comments can be made either electronically or by letter to us. If you would like to be added to our planning consultation database please get in touch.