Planning and building

Quicker permission for householder extensions

We have adopted a ‘Local Development Order’ which allows householders to build larger extensions without the need for planning permission. We also provide confirmation of such proposals within 10 working days, rather than 8 weeks for a traditional planning application.

Local Development Order

Applications backlog

Please note, we currently have a backlog of applications to process which are taking approximately three weeks to validate.

We ask you for your patience during this period, but if you do need to contact us about your application please email planning.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk with details so we can locate your application.

Any valid application will be valid from the receipt date of your application.

Public Inquiry

Public Inquiry for Land East of Lower Road Milton Malsor

The inquiry will resume on Wednesday 18 August 9:00am for 3 days. If you wish to attend please register. Details can be found on the public inquiry page.

Planning advice

Planning is a complex area and it's not always obvious where you need to go to get the relevant advice.

If you haven't already found what you are looking try our Planning Advice, which we hope will make the process a little clearer.