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Supplementary Planning Documents


The 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act made provision for the preparation of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) to provide greater detail on specific policies within individual Development Plan Documents (DPDs)/ the Local Plan. The process for preparing statutory SPDs is set out in Part 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (Statutory Instrument 2012 No. 767), as amended.

Residential Annexes Supplementary Planning Document

The Residential Annexes SPD will supplement the Householder Extensions SPD,  and policies 2 and 8 of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, by providing local guidance and direction regarding the development of residential annexes (also known as “Granny Annexes”). 

The Residential Annexes SPD was approved for consultation by the Planning Policy Committee on 8 February 2021.  The consultation took place over 4-weeks and closed on Monday 22nd March 2021.

The amended Residential Annexes SPD, reflecting consultation responses received, was then presented to the new North Northamptonshire Executive for adoption.

A summary of responses to the Statement of Consultation can be found here.

The published document can be found here.

Notice of adoption of the Residential Annexes – Supplementary Planning Document

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The Town and Country Planning Regulations (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012 No. 767)

In accordance with Section 23 of the above Act and Regulation 14 of the above Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Residential Annexes - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted by North Northamptonshire Council on 30th September 2021. North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive approved the proposed amendments to the SPD arising from the statutory consultation under Regulations 12(b) and 35, which took place over 4 weeks, from 22 February – 22 March 2021, inclusive.

The Residential Annexes SPD is a statutory Local Development Document and supplements the statutory Local Plan for the towns and parishes that formerly comprised the East Northamptonshire District of the North Northamptonshire Unitary Authority.

Details of the adoption statement can be found here.

Adopted SPDs

Cotterstock Village Design Statement SPD - (Adopted September 2020)

Householder Extensions SPD - (Adopted June 2020)

Upper Nene Valley Gravel Pits Special Protection Area SPD (Including Mitigation Strategy) - (Adopted November 2016)

Pilton, Stoke Doyle and Wadenhoe Village Design Statement SPD - (Adopted February 2016)

Biodiversity SPD for Northamptonshire - (Adopted February 2016)

Wind and Solar Energy SPD - (Adopted September 2014)

Trees and Landscape SPD - (Adopted June 2013)

Domestic Waste SPD - (Adopted July 2012)

Open Space SPD - (Adopted November 2011)

Shop Front Design SPD - (Adopted January 2011)

North Northamptonshire Sustainable Design SPD - (Adopted March 2009)

Northamptonshire Place and Movement Guide - (Adopted 2008)

Developer Contributions SPD - (Adopted June 2006)


Supplementary Planning Guidance, Development Briefs and Village Design Statements

Guidance Documents

Tree Management - Guidance and Principles