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New Strategic Plan for the Area – Issues Consultation

The local planning authorities in West Northamptonshire have agreed to prepare a new Strategic Plan for the area. This covers the period 2019-2041, although this vision may look further ahead.

This Plan replaces the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy.

This Consultation is the first stage in preparing the new Plan and no decisions have been made. The purpose of the document is to raise awareness and stimulate debate.

An ‘Issues Consultation’ document which includes a series of questions is now available. Your views on the issues are welcome. A Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report is also available for comment and there is the opportunity to put forward your ideas for strategic sites through a ‘call for sites’ exercise. Both documents are available for public consultation from 5th August to 11th October.

To view the documents go to

You are encouraged to visit the website and use the online forms available to respond to the consultation.

The documents are also available for inspection from Council Offices at:

– Northamptonshire County Council, ONE Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED;

– Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry NN11 4FP.

The documents are also available for inspection from the Brixworth Library on Spratton Road, Brixworth.

A series of public exhibitions will also take place during the consultation period as set out in the table below:


Venue Date Times

Brackley Town Hall

High Street, Brackley, NN13 7DS

Thursday 19 September 2pm-7pm

Daventry Town Council

New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT

Monday 16 September 2pm-7pm

Naseby Village Hall

Haselbech Road, NN6 6DE

Wednesday 18 September 2pm-7pm

The Guildhall Northampton

(Court Room), St Giles’ Square, NN1 1DE

Wednesday 11 September 2pm-7pm

The Guildhall Northampton

(Court Room), St Giles’ Square, NN1 1DE

Tuesday 17 September 2pm-7pm

Towcester Library

Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Tuesday 10  September 2pm-7pm

 How to comment:

The easiest way to respond is online via the consultation website:

Word versions of the response forms are also available on the website. Paper copies of response forms are available at the Councils’ offices and public libraries in West Northamptonshire and on request from the Joint Planning Unit (email:  or phone: 01604 838678).

Hard copies of the response forms can be returned by post to: West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE or electronically to:

By Election set for 18th July 2019

A by-election for a seat on Daventry District Council will be held in July following the resignation of Councillor Fabienne Fraser-Allen.

The by-election for Brixworth Ward will take place on Thursday, 18 July after three candidates were nominated to contest the seat.

Residents in the ward who are not already registered to vote have until 2 July to do so if they wish to have their say in this by-election. People can register online at

Anyone unsure if they are registered, or who has recently moved house should contact the Council’s Electoral Services team on 01327 871100 or email

Postal vote applications need to be completed and sent to DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 3 July.

Applications to vote by proxy – when some votes on your behalf – must be received by DDC’s Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 10 July, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after that date, they may be able to apply up to 5pm on 18 July.

To request an application form for a postal or proxy vote call 01327 871100 or email

To find out more, including the list of candidates, please visit

New Mower for Parish Council

The Parish Council has taken delivery this week of its new mower replacing its previous nine-year-old model.

The new powerful Kubota diesel engine will mean a faster, more efficient job which will enable the machine to power through any tall or wet grass. It’s also both environmentally and economically friendly, thanks to its enhanced combustion efficiency, low vibration, reduced noise levels and reduced fuel costs.

This new four-wheel drive machine will ensure that the Parish Council continues to maintain both its own open spaces and the highway verges within the Brixworth parish.