Have your say on Northampton’s Local Plan

Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

Members of the public are being asked to have their say on Northampton’s next Local Plan – the long-term strategy for what, where, when and how development will be managed in the borough.

The Local Plan for Northampton will provide detailed planning policies and identify areas for development as well as areas that should be protected from development.

The Borough Council is reviewing the current Local Plan and would like the public’s views on the key issues they think the next plan should address. This could include issues as varied as delivering the right homes to meet people’s needs, considering the infrastructure needed to support growth across the borough, making better use of the opportunities of the riverside or protecting and enhancing the natural and historic environment and landscape.

The council is also reviewing its statement of community involvement which sets out how the public are consulted on planning applications and the Local Plan.

Councillor Tim Hadland, cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “I would actively encourage as many people as possible to take a few minutes to have a look at the papers on our website and have their say. If you live, work or visit Northampton it will have an impact on you.”

The first stage of the Local Plan consultation is an issues paper which is now available to view on the borough council’s website: www.northampton.gov.uk/localplanissues

Information is also available from the Guildhall One Stop Shop and local libraries, by phoning the planning policy team on 01604 837326 or emailing [email protected]

The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 10 June.