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March 2013 -Consultation: Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedules

The Partner Local Planning Authorities in West Northamptonshire of Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire have each separately published a CIL Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for Consultation. The partner councils asked the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit to co-ordinate this consultation on their behalf.

For more information please visit the consultation page here

The consultation period ran from 14 March 2013 to 29 April 2013.


20th December 2012 - Joint Strategic Planning Committee Agenda and Papers

The Joint Strategic Planning Committee at its meeting on 20th December 2012 approved the submission of the Joint Core Strategy and its supporting documents to the Secretary of State for Examination, as recommended in Agenda Item 6 of the Committee Papers.

The Joint Core Strategy and its supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination on 31st December 2012.

Details of the forthcoming Examination of the Joint Core Strategy can be found here, and will be updated regularly.

A copy of the formal Submission Notice can be found here 

The agenda and papers for the Joint Strategic Planning Committee meeting held on 20th December 2012 are available to view here.


16th July 2012 - Joint Strategic Planning Committee Agenda and Papers

The agenda and papers for the West Northamptonshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee to be held on 16th July at 6:00 pm., at Daventry Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry, are published here. NOTE: The Committee approved the publication of the Proposed Changes for consultation.  The finalised consultation documentation will be available from the JPU Consultation web site from 31st July 2012.

Newsletter July 2012

The July 2012 West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit Newsletter is now available.

Retail Capacity Update 2012 

The Joint Planning Unit has published the West Northamptonshire Retail Capacity - 2012 Update. This is an addendum to the West Northamptonshire Retail Study Update (February 2011) and updates the retail capacity figures for the area.

12th June 2012 - Local Development Scheme

The 12th June 2012 meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee approved a revised Local Development Scheme for West Northamptonshire. This sets out details of the local plans that will be prepared during the next 3 years in Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire.

The Local Development Scheme 2012

14th March 2012 - Joint Core Strategy

The 13th March 2012 meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee approved a timetable for taking the Joint Core Strategy forward to further consultation in the summer of 2012 and approval for submission for Public Examination in November 2012.

The Committee understand that this is subject to national regulations which the Government are currently drafting enabling progress to be made in accordance with this timetable.


28th February 2012 - Joint Strategic Planning Committee Agenda and Papers

The agenda and papers for the 13th March 2012 meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee have been published and are available to view or download.

Joint Strategic Planning Committee forthcoming meetings

9 February 2012 - 2010/11 Joint Annual Monitoring Report

The 2010/11 Joint Annual Monitoring Report has now been published and is available to view here:

2010/11 Joint Annual Monitoring Report

31 January 2012 - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The 2012 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) update has now been published and is available to view here:

2012 SHLAA Update

PLEASE NOTE: Text of document updated on 7th Feb 2012.

UPDATE: SHLAA maps published 17th February 2012.


30 January 2012 - Population and Household Forecasts Methodology Review

The November 2011 Population and Household Forecasts Methodology Review has been published and is available to download using this link:

Population and Household Forecasts Methodology Review 2011


30 January 2012 - West Northamptonshire Village Services Survey 2008

In 2008 the Joint Planning Unit conducted a survey of village services in West Northamptonshire. Survey questionnaires were sent to all Parish Councils and these were used to inform the Village Services and Facilities Technical Paper.

Scans of surveys from the Parish Councils who responded to the survey are available for download:

West Northamptonshire Village Services Survey 2008


09 January 2012 - Schedule 2 of Village Services and Facilities technical Paper withdrawn

Village Services and Facilities Technical Paper: A number of inaccuracies relating to Appendix 2 have been drawn to our attention. Due to an administrative error some of the data used in Appendix 2 was incomplete. As from 9th January 2012 Appendix 2 has been withdrawn from this paper pending a review of the information it contains.

West Northamptonshire Village Services Survey 2008