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East Northamptonshire Local Plan Part Two – Update

Published Friday, 01 November 2019

East Northamptonshire Council is carrying out a two-week consultation on its call for sites.

As part of the district-wide Local Plan part two

Land owners and developers across the district, who previously made submissions on the Local Plan and third parties which would like to put forward new sites are being urged to provide their views using the online form by Friday 15 November. 

Preparation of the District-wide Local Plan Part Two started in January 2017, included a “call for sites” and landowners and developers were invited to put forward potential land for development.  This informed the first draft Local Plan Part Two, which was published for consultation in November 2018.

Feedback from the first draft Plan consultation (2 November 2018 – 18February 2019) raised a broad range of concerns and issues, including a possible need to allocate further housing land at one or more of the urban areas to the south of the A14. 

Please note that the council is particularly interested in potential development sites for between 100 and 450 dwellings, around Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Raunds  The council will also seek information and guidance from statutory consultees, which will help to inform the site assessment process for any potential submissions of interest. If there is a need to allocate further sites, this will need to be accompanied by a six week consultation, which will be carried out early in 2020.  Further details about the Local Plan timetable are set out in the Local Development Scheme.