West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit

Local Development Framework

Local Plans ( formerly Local Development Framework)

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Evidence Base

Joint Core Strategy

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Statements of Community Involvement (SCI)


Local Plans in West Northamptonshire

Local Plans set out a vision and a framework for the future development of the area, addressing needs and opportunities in relation to housing, the economy, community facilities and infrastructure – as well as a basis for safeguarding the environment, adapting to climate change and securing good design. They are also a critical tool in guiding decisions about individual development proposals, as Local Plans (together with any neighbourhood plans that have been made) are the starting-point for considering whether applications can be approved.

In West Northamptonshire Local Plans are being prepared in 2 parts: 

Part 1 – West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan (Part 1) – This Local Plan was adopted in December 2014 and sets out the  long-term vision and objectives for the whole of the area covered by Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire Councils for the plan period up to 2029

Part 2 – A series of Part 2 Local Plans are being prepared within the strategic framework provided by the Joint Core Strategy Local Plan. The following Part 2 Local Plans are currently in preparation:

Daventry District:

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2)

Northampton Borough:

Northampton Local Plan Part 2

South Northamptonshire :

South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2)


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