Northampton Local Plan part 2 Proposed Submission

Proposed submission draft consultation - May/June 2019

We have published our Northampton Local Plan Part 2 Submission Draft for public consultation. This Plan sets out the vision and objectives for Northampton Borough to 2029, and implements the strategy set out in the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (Local Plan Part 1) which was adopted in 2014. It contains development management and site specific policies, as well as site allocations showing where new developments should take place and which areas need to be protected and / or enhanced. Once adopted, the Northampton Local Plan Part 2, together with other development plans, will be used in the determination of planning applications.

Purpose of the consultation

This Proposed Submission Draft has been prepared in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development)(England) Regulations 2012. At this stage of the plan preparation process, we are consulting on a Submission Draft which we consider is ready for independent examination by the Planning Inspector. This is your opportunity to comment on the Plan’s soundness, legal compliance and compliance with the Duty to Co-operate before it is formally submitted. The Statement of Representation explains how you can comment and the grounds on which comments can be made. 

The Proposed Submission Draft and its accompanying consultation documents and representation forms can be downloaded through the links below:

How to make representations

The consultation period begins on 1st May 2019 and ends at 5pm on 14th June 2019. Further information and guidance on how to respond can be found below:

Submit your representations online

Alternatively, you can make your representations:

  • by email - you can download the representation form, complete it and email it to the address on the Representation Form (clearly marked NLP2 SUBMISSION DRAFT) through the link below
  • by post - download the representation form, complete it and post it to Planning Policy (NLP2 SUBMISSION DRAFT), Northampton Borough Council, the Guildhall, St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1DE

Download the Representation Form (Word DOCX 661KB)

Note: representations received cannot be treated as confidential and will be publicly available and published on our website.  Full postal address, telephone and email details will not be published.

Where can hard copies of the consultation documents be inspected?

Hard copies of the Submission Draft Local Plan Part 2 can be viewed in the following locations during their normal opening hours:

Our One Stop Shop at the Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE

All Northampton libraries

  • Northampton Central Library, 74-76 Abington Street, Northampton NN1 2BA
  • Abington Library, Lindsay Avenue, NN3 2SJ
  • St James Library, 138 St James Road, NN5 5LQ
  • Hunsbury Library, Overslade House, 11 Overslade Close, NN4 0RZ
  • Duston Library, Pendle Road, Duston, NN5 5LQ
  • Far Cotton Library, The Rec Centre, Towcester Road, NN4 8LG
  • Kingsthorpe Library, Welford Road, Kingsthorpe, NN2 8AG
  • Weston Favell Library, 35 Weston Favell Centre, NN3 8JZ
  • Wootton Community Centre, Curtlee Hill, Wootton, NN4 6ED

Neighbourhood Forum venues

  • Duston Parish Council, Pendle Road, Duston NN5 6DT
  • Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Forum, Springs Family Centre, 9 Tower Street, Northampton NN1 2SN
  • Growing Together Neighbourhood Forum, Blackthorn Community Centre, Longmead Court, Blackthorn NN3 8QD
  • Queens Park Neighbourhood Forum, Kingsthorpe Community Centre, Mill Lane, Northampton NN2 6RQ
  • Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Forum, Briar Hill Community Centre, The Springs, Briar Hill, Northampton NN4 8SX

Evidence base documents

We have either commissioned or prepared technical evidence base to support the plan preparation process and to inform the policies which have been included in the Local Plan Part 2.  The evidence base can be viewed and the documents downloaded through the following link: