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East Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 - Examination

East Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2

The East Northamptonshire Local Plan completed consultation under Regulation 19 of the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 on 19 March 2021. On 29 March 2021 it was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for independent examination, in accordance with (Regulation 22).

The Regulation 19 consultation version of the Local Plan Part 2 (February 2021)

 is available here.

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The Inspector issued her Final Report, into the Local Plan findings, to the Council on 31 July 2023.

The report concludes the soundness of the Local Plan, taking into account a series of Modifications, which were previously subject to consultation. The schedule of Main Modifications is set out here.

The Council will now be updating the Local Plan to reflect the final position and progress the Plan towards its formal adoption, which is anticipated to take place at the Full Council meeting towards the end of the year.

Background Information Key Milestones

The Hearing Sessions concluded on Thursday 5th May 2022.

Following the close of the hearing sessions Proposed Modifications were consulted upon between 10 March – 21 April 2023.

The Inspector’s final report was received on 31 July 2023

The following Written Statements were received in response to the inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions:

Matter 1: Legal and Procedural Requirements

Matter 2: Spatial Strategy

Matter 3: Delivering the Housing Requirement

Matter 4: Housing Allocations in Oundle

Matter 5: Housing Allocations in Rushden and Higham Ferrers

Matter 6: Delivering the Sustainable Urban Extension at Rushden East

Matter 7: Meeting Housing Needs

Matter 8: Employment

Matter 9: Town Centres

Matter 10: Town Strategies

Matter 11: Social Capital

Matter 12: Natural Capital

Matter 13: Infrastructure & Viability

Matter 14: Monitoring & Implementation

Evidence Base Documents

In preparing the Plan the Council both refer to and were informed by a number of documents that together form the 'Evidence Base' for the Examination. 

The Local Plan Part 2 and accompanying statutory submission documents may be downloaded through the following documents:

Index of Documents

Regulation 19 Consultation Representations

At the close of the Regulation 19 consultation the Council received responses from 61 organisations and individuals, raising approximately 350 representations, which were recorded as duly made.

Spreadsheets containing summaries and the Council’s responses to each of the representations received, are available through the following links:

Redacted copies of original representations received, in full, are available to download through the following table.

Consultee Reference Number Representation
Individual 1 R19/001 Link
Individual 2 R19/003 Link
Individual 3 R19/004 Link
Individual 4 R19/005 Link
Individual 5 R19/006 Link
Individual 6 R19/007 Link
Individual 7 R19/008 Link
Individual 8 R19/010 Link
Individual 9 R19/012 Link
Individual 10 R19/018 Link
Individual 11 R19/032 Link
Individual 12 R19/038 Link
Anglian Water Services R19/022 Link
Ashfield Land Development R19/019 Link
Bellway Homes Ltd R19/026 Link
British Horse Society R19/034 Link
Brown & Co R19/059 Link
CC Town Planning R19/046 Link
Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council R19/002 Link
CLH Pipeline Systems Ltd R19/035 Link
Corporation of Oundle School, The R19/033 Link
Cotterstock Parish Meeting R19/011 Link
Countryside Properties R19/036 Link
CPRE R19/037 Link
Crown Estate, The R19/044 Link
David Wilson Homes R19/052 Link
Francis Jackson Homes Ltd R19/021 Link
Gladman R19/056 Link
Glapthorn Parish Council R19/024 Link
Hallam Land Management Limited R19/016 Link
Higham Ferrers Town Council R19/014 Link
Highways England R19/060 Link
Historic England R19/0396 Link
Hollins Strategic Land R19/061 Link
Home Builders Federation R19/023 Link
Huntingdonshire District Council R19/009 Link
IM Properties R19/040 Link
Lagan Homes R19/042 Link
Landowners of Millers Field R19/041 Link
Lone Star Land Limited R19/043 Link
Ministry of Defence R19/045 Link
National Grid R19/047 Link
National Trust R19/027 Link
Natural England R19/048 Link
Northamptonshire County Council R19/049 Link
Northamptonshire Gardens Trust, The R19/030 Link
Oundle School R19/028 Link
Oundle Town Council R19/025 Link
Persimmon Homes R19/050 Link
Pilton, Stoke Doyle, and Wadenhoe Parish Council R19/051 Link
Retirement Housing Consortium, The R19/029 Link
Rose and Sons Ltd R19/031 Link
Rula Homes R19/053 Link
Rushden Town Council R19/054 Link
Rutland County Council R19/013 Link
Sport England R19/020 Link
South Kesteven District Council R19/055 Link
Taylor Wimpey UK Limited/ BDW Trading Limited R19/057 Link
Vistry Homes R19/058 Link
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, The R19/017 Link
William Davis Ltd R19/015 Link

Any matters that anyone wishes to raise with the Inspector should be submitted via the Programme Officer.

Contact details:

Ian Kemp

PO Box 241



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