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:

Paper copies of the documents can be viewed at:

The One Stop Shop, Northampton Borough Council, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE
  9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4.30pm Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday
Northamptonshire Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton
  9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 11am to 2pm Sunday
Springs Family Centre, 9 Tower Street, Northampton NN1 2SN
  1pm to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and Saturday; closed Friday and Sunday

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?

 

Previous stages

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.

Find out more

For details of the examination and to download submission documents and supporting evidence base, see the Spring Boroughs examination page.

Background

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.

Key documents

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

Other downloads

  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

Email: [email protected] 
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