Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan

In 2016 members of the Semilong and Trinity neighbourhoods came together to talk about the anticipated growth and development proposed for these wards and to share a vision for the future.

Two new academy schools, the development of the university site and the need to protect and enhance vital spaces like the Racecourse and the wildlife site behind St George's Avenue led to the idea of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

The proposed Neighbourhood Area incorporates part of the Semilong and Trinity Wards and includes the Northampton Racecourse. It includes the Barrack Road Conservation Area, some diverse and distinctive residential areas, green spaces, a wildlife area, light industrial and commercial units, places of worship for several faiths and educational establishments.

The Plan is intended to provide a community-led framework to guide future development in the Neighbourhood Area and help tackle associated social, economic and environmental issues arising from that.

What happens next?

Now the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area and Forum have been designated the local community can begin preparing to write a Neighbourhood Plan for the area. This will require publicity, the development of local partnerships, community consultation and engagement and the building of an evidence base. Their groundwork will prepare the way to inform the development of the plan vision, aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area. It may lead to the allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. 

Previous stages

Designation of the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area and Forum (Reg 7 and 9 Neighbourhood Planning (General Regulations 2012)

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


You can still view paper copies of the documents at:

  • Northampton Borough Council (One Stop Shop)
    Guildhall, St Giles Square, NN1 1DE
    Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
    0300 330 7000
  • Northampton Central Library
    Abington Street, NN1 2BA
    Please see the library opening times on the Northamptonshire County Council website
  • Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Thomas
    Cathedral House, Kingsthorpe Rd, NN2 6AG
    Monday to Sunday: 8am - 6pm
    (both Cathedral porches)
    01604 714556
  • Umbrella Pavilion
    The Racecourse
    Kettering Road NN1 4LG
    Monday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm
    Sunday: 11am - 5pm
    01604 633912
  • Alliston Gardens Youth and Community Centre
    Adelaide Street, NN2 6AR
    Tuesdays and Fridays: 9am - 2pm
    01604 247955/07890 015337
  • Northampton Bangladeshi Centre
    Gateway Centre, Mill Road, NN2 6AX
    Monday to Thursday: 2pm - 5pm
    01604 624930
  • St George's Mosque
    8 St George's Street
  • Sikh Community Centre
    23 - 25 St George's Street , NN1 2TN
    Mondays and Tuesdays 12.30pm - 2.30pm
    01604 475802

Please check for seasonal changes to viewing times with venue prior to arrival.

How to find out more

To find out more about the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Plan or to volunteer to take part please contact:

Jane Birch
Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Forum
C/o Bosworth Independent College
Nazareth House
Barrack Rd

01604 402 113 or 07710 769 882