About the Neighbourhood Development Plan
What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?
The Localism Act 2011 sets out a ‘series of measures with the potential to achieve a substantial and lasting shift in power away from Central Government and towards local people’. It offers residents of an area the chance to have a say in the future development of that area, through the production of a Neighbourhood Plan. In Kilsby a Steering Group was set up in June 2014 to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for the village up to 2029, on behalf of the Parish Council.
How did Kilsby Get Its Plan?
Between August 2014 and June 2015 information was obtained from all households to give residents the opportunity to identify the key issues, problems and aspirations to be tackled in the years ahead and a formal consultation period was held. These initiatives led to a draft plan being prepared and revised, with the final version submitted to Daventry District Council. Following an independent examination the final plan was made on 22 July 2016.
To View the Made Version of the Neighbourhood Development Plan
What Happens on an Ongoing Basis?
The Neighbourhood Development Plan allows for annual reviews which are generally published in Kilsby Kronickle in the summer of each year. The review will not change the plan but gives an update for the previous 12 months.
How is the Plan Used?
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is a legal document which sits alongside the Local Plan used by Daventry District Council and the Joint Core Strategy used by Northamptonshire County Council and is taken into account at all levels when development and infrastructure changes are considered.
The new unitary authority of West Northamptonshire is looking at developing its own plan to replace the Local Plan and Joint Core Strategy in due course.
In the meantime, Daventry District Council has received the Inspector’s Report in relation to the Part 2 its Local Plan.
The Inspector’s Report can be viewed on the following webpage:
Hard copies can be inspected at the following locations during normal opening hours:
Daventry District Council Offices, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP Brixworth Library, Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS
Daventry Library, The Abbey, Market Street, Daventry, NN11 4XG
Long Buckby Library, Station Road, Long Buckby, NN6 7QB
Moulton Library, Moulton Community Centre, Reedings, Moulton, NN3 7AX
Woodford Halse Library, Village Hall, Woodford Halse, NN11 3RL
The Inspector’s Report and his recommended Main Modifications will be considered by Strategy Group and Full Council in February 2020. The Schedule of Additional Modifications and changes to the policies maps will also be considered.