Rural North Oundle & Thrapston Plan

As part of the LDF the Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan focuses on detailed planning issues within the Plan area.

The Plan sets out the vision and detailed policies for the development, regeneration and planned growth of Thrapston and Oundle as Rural Services Centres, the development of King's Cliffe as a Local Service Centre and puts in place proposals for the sustainable development of rural communities.

The Plan also includes the identification of sites for housing, employment, recreation and other land uses and contains policies relating to specific areas where individual development, conservation or design criteria apply.

The Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 11 January 2008. The Sustainability Appraisal of the plan was submitted on the same date. Also on this date, a 6-week public consultation commenced, where customers and organisations were invited to submit comments (known as "representations") about the Plan and/ or its accompanying Sustainability Report. This consultation finished on Friday, 22 February.

The legislation (The Town and Country (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004) required the Council to undertake a further 6 weeks consultation about the alternative sites which had been put forward during the 11 January - 22 February consultation stage. This second consultation phase (under Regulation 33) ran from 14 March 2008 until Friday, 25 April 2008.

From the 7 to the 17 October 2008 the initial round of Examination Hearings Sessions took place. This was to be the first of two Examination Hearing Sessions with a further Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Submission Plan take place between.

Information on this can be found in the RNOTP Examination section of the website.