Development Plan documents

Local Plan Part 2 Additional Sites Consultation (Rushden), October 2020

Previous consultations regarding a site known as Rushden Lakes West (RLW) adjacent to the Rushden Lakes retail and leisure development (450 dwellings plus employment and other uses) and the draft Rushden East Masterplan Framework Document (MFD) were undertaken during February/ March 2020.

Significant objections arose through these previous consultations; e.g. from Natural England (NE) and the Local Wildlife Trust (LWT) in respect of the potential impact of residential and related development on the Upper Nene Gravel Pits Special Protection Area (SPA). These objections have entailed a need for further consultations before we are in a position to submit the Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State for independent examination, in order to overcome these concerns:

  • Land east of A6/Bedford Road (to the south east of Rushden) – A potential alternative to RLW, to ensure delivery of the 450 dwellings required;
  • Rushden East SUE – Incorporation of the MFD for the Rushden East SUE to the Local Plan Part 2

Further details about the consultation are available through the following links:

The “Virtual Exhibition” is to be provided in a similar format to a physical exhibition that we would have undertaken prior to the Covid-19 restrictions.

The consultation for the additional sites (Rushden) consultation was undertaken over 6 weeks, from 5th October – 16th November 2020, inclusive.

55 consultation responses were received.  These have now been collated and are available to view.  The representations, redacted in accordance with the requirements of the 2018 Data Protection Act, may be viewed below.  It is intended that these representations, with the Council’s responses to them, will be presented to the Planning Policy Committee on 10th December 2020.

Land East of the A6 Bypass/West of John White Golf Club

Cadent Gas Comments
Grafton Underwood Parish Council Comments
Rushden and Higham Council of Churches Comments
Higham Ferrers Town Council Comments
Thrapston Town Council Comments
Vistry Homes Ltd Comments
Huntingdonshire District Council Comments
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire Comments
East Northants Council - Housing Comments
Bedford Borough Council Comments
Environment Agency Comments
Sport England Comments
Rushden Town Council Comments
BPA Comments
CLH Pipeline System Ltd Comments
Gladman Development Ltd Comments
Elton Parish Council Comments
Gretton Parish Council Comments
IrthlingboroughTown Council Comments
Lagan Homes Comments
National Grid Comments
Natural England Comments
Northamptonshire County Council Comments
Northamptonshire Highways Comments
North Northants Joint Planning and Development Unit Comments
Society of Merchant Venturers Comments
Anglian Water Services Comments
Bellway Homes Comments
East Rushden Residents Association Comments
Members of the Public Comments

Rushden East Sustainable Urban Extension

Higham Ferrers Town Council Comments
East Northants Council - Housing Comments
Huntingdonshire District Council Comments
Anglian Water Services Comments
Environment Agency Comments
Sport England Comments
East Rushden Residents Association Comments
BPA Comments
CLH Pipeline System Ltd Comments
Elton Parish Council Comments
Gladman Developments Ltd Comments
Gretton Parish Council Comments
Higham Ferrers NDP Group Comments
National Grid Comments
Natural England Comments
Northamptonshire County Council Comments
Northamptonshire Highways Comments
North Northants Joint Planning and Development Unit Comments
Society of Merchant Venturers Comments
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd and BDW Trading Ltd Comments
Vistry Homes Ltd Comments
Members of the Public Comments

Preparation of the Local Plan Part 2 requires the Council to gather some personal information, so that you can be kept informed at later stages of the Plan preparation process.  We will only use your personal data in accordance with the requirements of the 2018 Data Protection Act.  Further information is available through the following links: