Neighbourhoods get to vote over plans for their areasPlanning and building control
08 October 2021
People living in Overstone, Hackleton and Clipston could get to vote in December on plans designed to protect their communities.
Three separate neighbourhood development plans have been created by a group of people from each area, and West Northamptonshire Council’s Cabinet will decide later this month on whether to support them.
If agreed, the plans will play a role in decision making around planning applications, allowing those who live there some control over housing, local employment, infrastructure, community facilities, and the environment.
“Neighbourhood plans play an extremely important role in protecting the characteristics of neighbourhoods.Cllr Rebecca Breese, Cabinet Member for Planning, the Built Environment and Rural Affairs
“If my Cabinet colleagues agree these plans, they will go out to referendum in Overstone, Hackleton and Clipston.
“Each referendum would be scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 December, and I’d urge everyone with an interest in their community to have a say.
“Referendums operate very much like an election, so if everything goes through as anticipated, we’ll make further details available about where and how people can vote.”
Cabinet will make a decision on Tuesday 12 October and further details are available on our website under item 8 of the agenda.