Daventry District Council Part 2 Local Plan consultation

Daventry District Council

Part 2 Local Plan consultation,

which runs until 26 January 2018

We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part

If you are able to help us spread the word by sharing this information within your local communities, on websites/social media and newsletters, that would be greatly appreciated.

People living and working in Daventry District are being encouraged to get involved in an important planning consultation on the future of the area.

Daventry District Council (DDC) is urging people to give their views on the emerging draft Settlements and Countryside Local Plan. This is a significant planning policy document, containing detailed guidance that would help shape local decision-making on future planning issues.

The document also sets out proposals to create ‘green wedges’ on the town’s surrounding areas to protect the nearby villages.

A ‘hierarchy’ for the future development of villages and hamlets in Daventry District. This determines where future development would be both prioritised and restricted.

A new Parish Annex policy to protect a number of important local green spaces suggested by parish councils.

Creating up to 25 additional hectares of employment land in Daventry, including extending Heartlands and Apex business parks and a further site – Daventry South East Gateway. There is a particular focus on buildings for smaller businesses the area needs to thrive.

An update on the needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show people, setting out the number of plots and pitches required over the next 12 years to meet the standards set by Government.

Proposals to protect the District’s distinctive landscapes, biodiversity and history, as well as leisure facilities and green spaces.

We would encourage as many residents as possible to look through the document and give their views.

How to take part in the consultation

The consultation on the Emerging Draft Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) takes place until 26 January 2018

· View the Draft Plan, consultation documents and all supporting background information atwww.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan or at the Daventry District Council Offices in Lodge Road, Daventry or at local libraries.

· Complete the comments form online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan. Parish councils are also welcome to nominate Local Green Spaces using a specific form available on the website.

· Hard copies are available upon request from the Local Strategy Service – emailplanningpolicy@daventrydc.gov.uk or call 01327 302559