Adoption of West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan (Part 1)

In accordance with Regulations 26 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended, and Regulation 16 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, notice is hereby given that the West Northamptonshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee adopted the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan (Part 1) on the 15th December 2014.

The Joint Core Strategy was considered by an independent Inspector as part of Public Examination with hearings held in April/ May 2013 and March 2014.  The Inspector’s Report was received on the 2nd October 2014 and concluded that the Plan was “sound”, subject to Main Modifications.  The Adopted Joint Core Strategy incorporates the Modifications recommended by the Inspector.

Any person aggrieved by the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy Local Plan Part 1 may make an application to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended.  Any challenge must be made on the grounds that either the document has not been prepared within the powers conferred by Part 2 of the Act and/ or alternatively, that a procedural requirement of the Act or associated Regulations has not been complied with.  Any such application must be made no later than 6 weeks after the date of the adoption of the Joint Core Strategy, i.e. no later than the 26th January 2015.

All documents can be viewed on the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit’s website at: www.westnorthamptonshirejpu.org.

In addition the Joint Core Strategy, the Adoption Statement, the Sustainability Appraisal/ Habitats Regulations Assessment Adoption Statement, the Sustainability Appraisal/ Habitats Regulations Assessment Reports and the Inspector’s Report are available for inspection free of charge at the main offices of Daventry District Council, Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council and South Northamptonshire Council.

These documents are also available in all libraries within West Northamptonshire and in some libraries in areas adjoining West Northamptonshire.  The location and opening times of all the inspection venues can be found in the Adoption Statement, which is set out below.

If you need further information or assistance please contact the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit on 01604 837838 or email: westnorthantsjpu@northampton.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully

David Atkinson

Head of West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit