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 South of Blakesley Hill Greens Norton

There will be a virtual public inquiry lasting 5 days from 8 June 2021 at 10:00am. If you wish to attend please register. Details can be found on the public inquiry page.

Appeal Hearings

An appeal Hearing for Land South of Station Road Blisworth (S/2020/0930/MAO)

There will be a virtual appeal hearing lasting for 1 day on 25 May 2021 at 10:00am. Please register to attend.

An appeal Hearing at Land North of Ashton Road Hartwell (S/2020/0157/MAO)

There will be an appeal hearing for Land North of Ashton Road Hartwell lasting 1 day on 1 June 2021 at 10:00am. If you wish to attend, please register.

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.