Have your say on Clipston neighbourhood plan

People are encouraged to share their views on a document which will help plan out the future of Clipston.

A draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the parish area has been prepared by a Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, with the involvement of the parish council as well as people living or working in the area.

The plan includes policies which look to shape development, protect the environment, improve community facilities, create a sustainable community and support the local economy in their parish. It also proposes to allocate a site for ten new homes.

It was submitted to Daventry District Council (DDC) recently and is now subject to a consultation period to allow people an opportunity to make comments on it.

The consultation starts today (Tuesday 9 February) and runs until 5pm on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Clipston, together with details of how to make comments on it, can be found at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/neighbourhoodplanning

Hard copies of the plan can be requested by emailing the Local Strategy Team at planningpolicy.ddc@daventrydc.gov.uk or by phoning them on 01327 871100

Any comments made during the period will be passed to the independent examiner who DDC and the Parish Council will appoint to inspect the plan.

Following the consultation and examination process, if the results are positive, parishioners will be asked in a referendum whether they support the proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan.

The plan must receive support from more than half of those voting for it to be ‘made’ by councillors, after which it will form part of the wider development plan for West Northamptonshire up to 2029 and will be used to help decide planning applications in the Clipston neighbourhood area.