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Consultation on further main modifications to Northampton Local Plan opens today

Planning policy

07 November 2022

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In July 2022, West Northants Council (WNC) consulted the public on Proposed Modifications to the Plan as Planning Inspectors considered that these modifications were necessary to make the plan sound.

Having reviewed the comments received on the proposed modifications, the Inspectors recommended that further Main Modifications should be consulted on.

Main Modifications involve changes or insertions to policies and text that are essential to enable the plan to be adopted.

This consultation relates to two sites. The further main modification proposed for the site at The Green, Great Houghton provides additional details on access and connectivity arrangements.

The further main modification proposed for the site at Ransome Road reduces the number of dwellings to be provided on the site.

At this stage in the plan-making process, the Planning Inspectors can only consider representations relating to these further main modifications.

Cllr Rebecca Breese, WNC’s Cabinet Member for strategic planning, built environment and rural affairs, said: “The plan will guide how we determine planning application in Northampton until 2029, so it’s important we get it right, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to the plan so far."

Documents relevant for this round of consultation can be found at:

While previous documents can be found at:

Both will be useful while considering responses to the consultation which ends at midnight on Monday, 19 December 2022.

Consultation responses can be completed online:

Alternatively hard copies of the documentation and response forms are available at the One Stop Shop at the Guildhall in Northampton, Council-owned libraries, Northampton Town Council and some parish council offices across the town.

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