Northampton Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other guides
Supplementary Planning Documents
The Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) SPD was adopted by the former Northampton Borough Council on 13 November 2019.
This SPD provides guidance for landlords, applicants and development management on how to manage the concentration, impact and quality of HMOs in Northampton.
The Northamptonshire Parking Standards document sets the parking standards we will use when assessing developments. The document was adopted on 6 September 2016.
The parking standards outlined in this document are set as a minimum, so encouraging well-designed parking as part of the development. The document also sets new dimensions for parking spaces as vehicles have become larger.
The Parking Standards SPD was adopted by the former Northampton Borough Council on 13 November 2019.
This SPD applies the former Northamptonshire County Council's parking standards and expands upon them to incorporate specific guidance to address parking issues in Northampton, including design and the need to provide infrastructure for charging electric vehicles.
The Specialist Housing SPD was adopted by the former Northampton Borough Council on 13 November 2021.
The SPD addresses housing needs for older people and disabled people, and provides guidance to ensure new provision is desirable, suitable and in the right locations. It provides the principles and justifications for delivering specialist housing for both developers and development management colleagues and provides all relevant evidence data, and requirements for delivery in one document.
The Biodiversity SPD was adopted by the former Northampton Borough Council on 13 September 2017.
The SPD was prepared by the former authorities in Northamptonshire and is used to inform how biodiversity can be integrated into development, offering a standardised approach that all applicants should follow.
The Biodiversity SPD was adopted by the former Northampton Borough Council on 19 February 2014.
Nene Meadows includes over 50 hectares of three green spaces and the town’s Marina. The plan looks at improving the leisure and recreational facilities in the three parks, as well as upgrading transport links to make it easier to get to each park for current and future residents.
This SPD is used to determine the developer contributions required from development in the Daventry Northampton area.
This SPD provides guidance for applicants seeking to alter or replace a shopfront.
This SPD assists householders who are making alterations to and/or extending their property.
The following guidance on affordable housing and the Battle of Northampton battlefield is relevant in the Northampton area.
This statement sets out the Council's position on affordable housing in Northampton alongside practical details of delivery.
Northampton Borough Council commissioned a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for all the land within the boundary of the Registered Battlefield within Northampton. The Site of the Battle of Northampton 1460 CMP became guidance for development in June 2014.
Last updated 29 August 2023