Spring Boroughs neighbourhood planning
Making the Plan
Spring Boroughs Voice have been working closely with local volunteers to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Spring Boroughs. The Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies to shape future development in the Spring Boroughs area and has been prepared in consultation with the community.
At full Council on the 18 April 2016 we made the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan. It now forms part of the Development Plan, meaning that it is a material consideration when deciding planning applications.
The Decision Statement and the Neighbourhood Plan are below:
- Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan Made Version
- Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement
Paper copies of the documents can be viewed at:
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Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan referendum
A referendum relating to the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 10 March 2016. In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 the following question was asked:
Do you want Northampton Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Spring Boroughs to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?
Submission and publication of Neighbourhood Plan
On 21 July 2015, Spring Boroughs Voice submitted a Neighbourhood Plan to us for examination. The Neighbourhood Plan sets out policies to shape future development in Spring Boroughs and has been prepared through consultation and engagement with the Spring Boroughs community.
The independent report into the examination of the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded through the link below, along with our decision statement.
- Independent report into the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan
- Northampton Borough Council's decision statement
Find out more
For details of the examination and to download submission documents and supporting evidence base, see the Spring Boroughs examination page.
Spring Boroughs is located between Northampton town centre and the rail station. It is the heart of the historic town of Northampton and holds a deep historical significance for the town. The Central Area Action Plan (CAAP) identifies Spring Boroughs as a location for regeneration. Spring Boroughs was selected as a national 'Front-Runner' Neighbourhood Plan in 2012.
In 2012 and 2013, we and the University of Northampton worked with the Spring Boroughs community to establish a Neighbourhood Forum. In December 2013, we designated Spring Boroughs Voice as a Neighbourhood Forum for the purposes of neighbourhood planning. The estate was designated as a Neighbourhood Area.
Since the designation of Spring Boroughs Voice, no other group or organisation may prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Area.
Following the Spring Boroughs Voice Annual General Meeting in spring 2014, forum members were appointed roles and responsibilities. This included the appointment the current chairperson, Clive Ireson.
Spring Boroughs Voice published a pre-submission (or draft) Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation between 23 March 2015 and 11 May 2015. The consultation has now closed.
Spring Boroughs Voice invited local residents, businesses and organisations to comment on the Plan's vision, objectives, policies and proposals.
On 21 July 2015, Spring Boroughs Voice submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to us. This consultation is now closed.
|Decision Statement||(PDF 13KB)|
|Neighbourhood Plan - Made version April 2016||(PDF 2.93MB)|
|Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan Examination|
|Report of Independent Examination into Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Plan||download|
|Spring Boroughs Submission Neighbourhood Plan|
|Spring Boroughs Submission Neighbourhood Plan||download|
|Strategic Environmental Assessment||download|
|Spring Boroughs Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan|
|Spring Boroughs Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan||download|
|Spring Boroughs Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire (consultation now closed)||download|
|Screening Report for Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment||download|
|Neighbourhood Area and Neighbourhood Forum|
|Minutes of AGM 20 February 2014||download|
|Cabinet report - Designation of Area & Forum||download|
|Appendix 1 - Summary of responses||download|
|Appendix 2 - Neighbourhood Forum application||download|
|Appendix 3 - Neighbourhood Area application||download|
|Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Area||download|
|Consultation Summary Leaflet||download|
|Cabinet report October 2012 - Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Area application||download|
|Spring Boroughs Neighbourhood Survey 2011||download|
|To find out more about the Neighbourhood Forum|
Contact: Clive Ireson, Chair of Spring Boroughs Voice Neighbourhood Forum
Tel: 07772 436532
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