New online planning consultation tool launched

Published Friday, 01 March 2013

New tool to submit proposals for town and neighbourhood plans

A new online form has been launched, making it easier for residents to put forward proposals on how individual sites and areas in East Northamptonshire might be used in the future. The ‘Planning Policy online site submissions’ form is intended to function both as an informal online discussion forum and also as a tool to assist with gathering feedback for formal statutory planning consultations.

The council hopes that this new tool will help it to run effective consultations on emerging plans in the district. The following plans are currently in their early stages of preparation:

Four Towns Plan- covering the south of the District (Rushden, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough, Raunds and surrounding villages), led by East Northamptonshire Council

Higham Ferrers Area Neighbourhood Plan- covering the Higham Ferrers Parish, led by Higham Ferrers Town Council

Oundle Area Neighbourhood Plan- covering the Oundle Parish, led by Oundle Town Council

Raunds Town Centre Area Neighbourhood Plan- covering a linear designation including Brook Street and High Street between the Midland Road/North Street Junction and the former RPC site (Grove Street), led by Raunds Town Council

Residents can use the online form to inform and influence how the plans will look; ideas can relate both to previously developed sites and to greenfield areas.

Completed forms will be passed to the relevant Town Council and/or East Northamptonshire Council’s Planning Policy Team. Although not all proposals can be included in the final plans, consideration will be given to all ideas submitted.

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