Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan adopted
Published on Wednesday 27th July 2011
Formal adoption of the development plan
East Northamptonshire Council has formally adopted the Rural North Oundle and Thrapston Plan (RNOTP).
The RNOTP will act as the main development plan document covering the district north of the A14, plus Denford, Great Addington, Little Addington and Woodford. It identifies specific sites for housing, public open space, the natural environment, the economy (employment, tourism and town centres) and community uses. It also contains a number of other policies covering affordable housing, biodiversity, design and transport (e.g. car parking standards).
The adopted RNOTP forms a statutory part of the Local Development Framework (LDF) for East Northamptonshire. In practice, the RNOTP it will need to be considered along with other statutory development documents, such as the North Northamptonshire Core Spatial Strategy (adopted June 2008), the East Midlands Regional Plan (adopted March 2009), national policies and planning policy statements/guidance notes.
The remainder of the district, the predominantly urban south, includes the towns of Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough, Raunds and Rushden (the "Four Towns"), together with a small number of nearby villages (e.g. Chelveston and Stanwick). Production of a similar development plan document for this area is at an early stage and is expected to formally progress from the autumn.
More detailed information is available at www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/RNOTP
- RNOTP Planning Policy Team, Planning Services, East Northamptonshire Council; email@example.com; Tel: 01832 742010
- Core Strategy review North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 01832 742355
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