Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan

Publicising decision to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area

The Council is currently publicising the application made by Northampton Town Council to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area.  The purpose of publicising the application is to invite comments so that the decision made on 18th August 2022 to designate the neighbourhood area for the purposes of neighbourhood planning may be reaffirmed. 
 
The application by Northampton Town Council and the accompanying map can be found below:

If you wish to comment on the application, please do so by email to planningpolicy.nbc@westnorthants.gov.uk or by letter to:

Semilong and Trinity Neighourhood Area Consultation
Planning Policy
West Northamptonshire Council
The Guildhall
St Giles Square
Northampton NN1 1DE

The deadline for comments is 23:59 on 6th February 2023.

Designation – August 2022

On 18 August 2022 West Northamptonshire Council designated the Semilong and Trinity Area for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. 

The Notice of Designation can be found below:

Application to Designate - June 2022

The council received an application from Northampton Town Council on 6 June 2022 to designate part of the Semilong and Trinity wards for the purposes of preparing a neighbourhood plan.

The application letter and map can be found below:

Previous stages

Designation of the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area and Forum

On 13 September 2017 Northampton Borough Council designated the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area and Forum for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan

Key documents

When Northampton Town Council came into effect on 1st April 2021, neighbourhood forums and neighbourhood areas within the Town Council’s administrative area ceased to qualify for the purposes of putting together new neighbourhood plans, though existing, made neighbourhood plans remain in force.

Accordingly, if a neighbourhood plan is to be progressed for the Semilong and Trinity area, a new application to designate the area is required.

Details of the application can be found above.

How to find out more

To find out more about the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan please contact:

Jane Birch - Secretary of the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
Member for Northampton Town Council (Trinity Ward)
cllr.jane.birch@northamptontowncouncil.gov.uk