Thursday 23 July 2020
On Wednesday 22 July 2020 South Northamptonshire Council resolved to adopt the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) 2011-2029 at its meeting of Full Council. Building on the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (WNJCS) which was adopted in December 2014, it was prepared to help further guide planning decisions in the area and forms part of the Development Plan for the District, along with the WNJS and "made" neighbourhood plans.
The Local Plan (Part 2) replaces all of the remaining saved policies of the 1997 South Northamptonshire Local Plan and supersedes Policy H2 and Policy H6 of the WNJCS.
Thursday 2 July 2020
Following the examination into the soundness of the Part 2 Local Plan, undertaken during 2019, the Council on 23 June 2020 received the Inspectors Report into the Examination of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2. The Inspector concluded that subject to the recommended main modifications set out in the Appendix to their report, the Local Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework.
Friday 3 April 2020
The South Northamptonshire (Part 2) Local Plan Regulation 19 Submission Draft Modifications Consultation closed at 00:01 on Friday 3 April 2020.
All Responses received by the deadline will be forwarded to the Inspector for consideration in the ongoing examination of the Plan
Thursday 20 March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Local Plans
The Planning Inspectorate have now issued a guidance note which follows on from the Governments COVID-19 guidance advising on social distancing measures.
In implementing this advice, they have sought to consider the welfare of both their staff and customers.
As the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) progresses, The next stage of the Examination in Public is achievable remotely and for now, the Council and the Inspector, will where possible, progress on that basis but keep the situation under close review, and the Programme Officer will continue to provide updates as they become available as the situation evolves.
For more information, the following links will take you through to the Planning Inspectorates Guidance notes:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Planning Inspectorate guidance - updated 18 March 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Local Plan Examination Hearings – 17 March 2020
Should you have any further questions, in the first instance please contact the Programme Officer.
Thursday 20 February 2020
We produced Modifications to the South Northamptonshire (Part 2) Local Plan Regulation 19 Submission Draft.
These follow Examination Hearings into the Plan which took place in June 2019 and address matters raised by the Inspector or other representors during the Examination process.
The consultation runs for six weeks between the 20 February 2020 and 03 April 2020. All representations should be received by us no later than 00:01 Friday 03 April 2020. Responses received after that time will not be considered.
Thursday 9 January 2020
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Consultation and modifications to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2, Regulation 19 Submission Draft concluded on Monday 18 November. Responses received to that Consultation will be considered by the Planning Inspector examining the Local Plan.