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Strategic planning and West Northamptonshire policies

West Northamptonshire Council approved a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan on 14 September 2021. This SCI sets out how the council will engage stakeholders and the public in the production of the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan.

An LDS sets out and timetables the key planning policy documents that the council will prepare to plan for development in the area. An LDS for West Northamptonshire was approved by Cabinet on 14 September 2021 and came into effect on 24 September 2021. The LDS sets out the timetable for the preparation of the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan and the remaining stages leading to the adoption of the Northampton Local Plan Part 2.

To support the preparation of the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan an assessment of potential residential and employment sites has been undertaken.

Please note that the inclusion of any site in this assessment does not indicate that it will be allocated or successfully obtain planning permission. This is a technical evidence base document that will be used to inform the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan. If you require more detailed electronic versions of individual maps please contact [email protected].

West Northamptonshire Council is preparing a new Strategic Plan for the area. This will replace the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and guide development in the period up to 2050.

A consultation on spatial options for the Strategic Plan is taking place between 11 October and 6 December. This is the second stage in preparing the new Plan (after the Issues Consultation in 2019), no decisions have been made yet and the purpose of the consultation is to seek views on a Vision, Spatial Objectives and Development Options at this stage.

We have produced a Spatial Options Consultation document which includes a series of questions on which we would like your views. To find out more and respond to the consultation please see our consultations page.

Information on the west Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and other West Northamptonshire Policies can be found below:

To support the preparation of the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan our predecessor Councils commissioned consultants GL Hearn to prepare a Housing and Economic Needs Assessment (HENA) for West Northamptonshire. The HENA assesses future development needs for housing (both market and affordable) and employment across West Northamptonshire over the period 2020-50.

It should be noted that this is a technical evidence base document which will be used to inform the policies which will be set out in the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan. It is not a policy document in itself.

If you require further information on the HENA then please email: [email protected].

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Last updated 11 October 2021