Planning Reforms

Have your say on Government proposals to reform the planning system in England. The consultation will close at 11.45pm on 29 October 2020.

This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

This consultation covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England, covering plan-making, development management, development contributions, and other related policy proposals. Views are sought for specific proposals and the wider package of reforms presented.

The white paper and details of the consultation are available here…/consultations/planning-for-the-future

Surface Dressing

Surface Dressing is the most cost effective road surface treatment used to prolong the life of roads that are starting to show the first signs of minor deterioration. It extends the life of the road surface, increases skid resistance and seals the surface to stop water ingress, protecting it from damage caused by severe winter weather, such as potholes.

During September Scaldwell Road, Holcot Road and Northampton Road will benefit from surface dressing. During September please look out for the signs in your street.

This method of road repair and the necessary road closures does mean that delays are unavoidable and your cooperation is appreciated


Brixworth Library to Reopen


Northamptonshire Libraries has announced its second phase of re-openings across the county, following official guidance from central government.

From 3 August, more of the county’s libraries will reopen to ensure accessibility for the maximum number of customers. The libraries to reopen include Brixworth. Open hours are:   

Tuesday: 10am – 4pm

Thursday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 2pm

Due to the necessity for safe ways of working, including rigorous cleaning regimes and the management of staff timetabling, library services will initially be restricted to:

  • A signposting enquiry service
  • Access to the internet by booked appointment
  • A select and collect lending service by prior arrangement only

The normal range of activities and browsing will not be possible at this stage and customers visiting the library may find they need to wait outside to be assisted by staff.