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Local Plan Part 2 Additional Site Allocation

On 20 January 2020, the Planning Policy Committee reviewed and considered the final batch of representations submitted during the previous (November 2018 – February 2019) consultation. The Committee also agreed that the Council should consult on two additional development site proposals that were put forward during the draft plan consultation:

  • Land to the west of Rushden Lakes – development of 450 houses, employment related uses, a hotel and green infrastructure; and
  • Land between Newton Road and Chelveston Road (west of Moulton College), Higham Ferrers – development of a new 145 place secondary school for pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN) with associated access, facilities etc.

Background papers have been produced for each of these site specific proposals, to provide further detail. Each background paper sets out draft Local Plan text extracts (policy and supporting text). 

Representations were invited on the draft text and policies appended to each document:

Further information is also available through the following Q&A sheet:

A questionnaire was set up to assist the consultation process and was open from 10th February to 23rd March 2020.

Representations received during the recent “focused changes” consultation (10th February – 23rd March 2020, inclusive) 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 8th June.

Cadent Gas Comments and Attachments
Sport England Comments
Oundle Town Council Comments and Attachments
Huntingdonshire District Council Comments
Historic England Comments and Attachments
CLH Pipeline System LTD Comments and Attachments
BPA Comments and Attachments
Countryside Properties Comments and Attachments
National Grid Comments and Attachments
Northampton Borough Council Comments and Attachments
Bidwells Comments and Attachments
Highways England Comments and Attachments
Environment Agency Comments and Attachments
Smith Jenkins Comments and Attachments
East Northamptonshire Council (Housing Strategy Team) Comments
Rushden Town Council Comments
Quod Comments and Attachments
Bruton Knowles Comments and Attachments
Marrons Planning Comments and Attachments
Northamptonshire County Council Comments and Attachments
Natural England Comments and Attachments
Savills Comments and Attachments
Gladman Developments Ltd Comments
Wildlife Trust Comments and Attachments
Northamptonshire Highways Comments
North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit Comments
Higham Ferrers Town Council Comments
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service Comments and Attachments
Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council Comments
AFC Rushden and Diamonds Comments
Department for Education Comments and Attachments
NCC - Development, Infrastructure and Funding 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: