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Have your say on Brackley High Street area revitalisation

We are asking residents and visitors to let us know how they feel about the Brackley High Street area and what improvements they would like to see. Background Brackley is a unique market town based on a proud heritage and boasts independent businesses, boutique shops, quaint eateries and more. West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) are keen to establish a clear vision for building on Brackley’s strengths to ultimately enhance the community and sustainably grow the...

Consultation: Your views on the (draft) West Northants Carer Strategy 2024-2029

As a carer or as someone supporting a carer, we would like your feedback on our draft Carer Strategy 2024-29. Working with local carers living in West Northamptonshire, West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) has developed a new draft strategy on how we would like to support carers. We recognise the increasingly important role that carers play in our society, and how together with partners, we must improve the help and support available to them. This draft strategy is for all unpaid...

Have your say on West Northamptonshire's new draft Local Plan

We are in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for West Northamptonshire which will guide development up to 2041, and we would like to know your thoughts on our draft version. What is the Local Plan? Our Local Plan is a strategy which allows us to plan for the future of West Northamptonshire positively and sustainably by guiding decisions on future development proposals and creating places where people wish to live, work and visit and will thrive. The draft Plan sets...

West Northamptonshire Council: SEND Funding Recommendations

West Northamptonshire Council Children and Young People’s Services are looking to gather feedback on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) funding recommendations. This makes up a final stage of consultation before the WNC SEND funding changes in September 2024. Background The council supports children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND. Education settings (early years settings, mainstream schools, SEND units within mainstream schools and...

Amplifying Greyfriars in Northampton

Have your say on our refreshed vision for Greyfriars. Background Greyfriars in Northampton is been identified as a site to benefit from significant regeneration and showcase the town’s deep history. There is an opportunity to bring the area to life by reinventing existing structures and the general ground area to highlight the towns historic links to shoemaking, leathercraft, brewing, art and music to name a few. West Northamptonshire Council is working with consultation...

Have your say on Towcester Town Centre revitalisation

We are asking residents and visitors to let us know how they feel about Towcester Town Centre and what improvements they would like to see. Background The market town of Towcester boasts a long and fascinating history and features a variety of distinctive businesses, boutiques, eateries, and expansive green spaces. West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) are keen to establish a clear vision for building on Towcester’s strengths to ultimately enhance the community and sustainably...

Your views on Daventry Town Centre Masterplan 2024

West Northamptonshire Council are consulting on a Masterplan for Daventry town centre. In partnership with Savills Urban Design Studio, Mae and Camlins, we have developed a town centre vision and Masterplan for Daventry. The Masterplan identifies a range of key development opportunities and public realm improvements to act as a catalyst for economic growth. Background The Masterplan is developed on the principles established in the Daventry Vision 2035 which...

Local area planning consultations

  • Your views on Daventry Town Centre Masterplan 2024

    West Northamptonshire Council are consulting on a Masterplan for Daventry town centre. In partnership with Savills Urban Design Studio, Mae and Camlins, we have developed a town centre vision and Masterplan for Daventry. The Masterplan identifies a range of key development...

    Closes 13 June 2024

  • Great Oxendon Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2024

    Great Oxendon Parish Council and the Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee have submitted the final version of the Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan: Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Development Plan 2023 - 2029 Submission Version, February 2024. As the local planning authority, the...

    Closes 23 June 2024

Public Spaces Protection Orders

Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Jeyes Jetty Northampton

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close the highway known as Jeyes Jetty. A PSPO...

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Public Spaces Protection Order consultation for Dunster Street Northampton

West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) is considering whether to renew a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to close the highway known as Dunster Street. ...

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Closed activities

Below you can find some of the activities that we have run over the last year which are now closed. Take a look at the feedback you gave, and the next steps we are taking to make a difference.
Tell us what you are doing to support local habitats and biodiversity

Tell us what you are doing to support local habitats and biodiversity

As we enter the spring and summer months the Council is looking at ways it can help promote environmental awareness for the natural environment. We would like to understand who takes part in one of the national campaigns so that we can understand how West Northamptonshire residents have positively impacted biodiversity. Background The council supports a national campaign ran by Plantlife called No Mow May. The campaign runs each year through the month of...

Consultation: Help us develop services for children, young people and families

Consultation: Help us develop services for children, young people and families

At West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) there is lots of work happening together to review our early help offer for children, young people, and their families, and to look at how we can strengthen this work to ensure there is the right preventative support available to those who need it. Our focus on the early help offer is about how together with other organisations such as health, voluntary sector and community organisations, we can ensure families can access timely and helpful...

Post-16 Transport Policy Statement Consultation 2024

Post-16 Transport Policy Statement Consultation 2024

We would like to know your views on changes we are proposing to our Post-16 Transport Policy Statement. Background Students are required to continue in education or training until the age of 18 years, the statutory leaving age is 16. Local Authorities have no statutory duty to provide transport for Post 16 students but instead must publish a “transport policy statement” each year, setting out how they will support young adults to access education and training. ...



We asked, you said, we did

Read our responses to your feedback:

We asked

In December 2023 we started a consultation to ask for views from residents, local partners, and other stakeholders, on our budget proposals for 2024/2025. The budget for West Northamptonshire Council is a financial plan that ensures we can appropriately prioritise and fund projects and services. 

During the consultation period which ran from 13 December 2023 to 23 January 2024, people were invited to make comments on any part of the Draft Budget.  

Comments were also invited on proposals contained within the Draft Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget 2024-2025 and Medium-Term Financial Plan.

You said

The West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2024-2025 consultation received a total of 654 responses, the majority were via an online consultation. 

The following is a summary of responses to key proposals: 

  • 38 per cent of respondents said they strongly agree or tend to agree Council Tax should increase by 2.99 per to address additional costs of our service provision while 52 per cent said they tend to disagree or strongly disagree. 10 per cent neither agree nor disagree. A total of 306 comments were received for this proposal. 
  • 37 per cent of respondents said they strongly agree or tend to agree that Council Tax should increase by a further 2 per cent to fund the increase in costs of providing Adult Social Care while 46 per cent said they tend to disagree or strongly disagree. 16 per cent neither agree nor disagree. A total of 242 comments were received for this proposal. 
  • 50 per cent of respondents said that they strongly or tend to agree to the proposal to increase some fees and charges in line with inflation, in order to help fund services. 32 per cent tend to disagree or strongly disagree, 18 per cent neither agree nor disagree or do not know. 121 comments were received on the proposal.  
  • An invitation to comment on the Draft General Fund Capital Programme 2023-2027 received 63 comments. 
  • Additional comments on the Draft Budget were invited, 60 further comments were received. 
  • 57 per cent strongly agree or tend to agree to the Draft Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget proposal to increase rent by 7.7 per cent across the councils housing stock in line with national government policy. 28 per cent tend to disagree or strongly disagree, 16 per cent neither agree nor disagree or do not know. 60 comments were received on this proposal.  
  • 65 per cent strongly agree or tend to agree to the Draft HRA proposal to increase garage rents and commuter surcharges by 7.7 per cent. 12 per cent tend to disagree or strongly disagree, 23 per cent neither agree nor disagree or do not know. 
  • 51 per cent strongly agree or tend to agree to the Draft HRA proposal to increase general service charges by 7.7 per cent in line with current inflation. 29 per cent tend to disagree or strongly disagree, 20 per cent neither agree nor disagree or do not know. 
  • 54 per cent strongly agree or tend to agree with the planned investment within the HRA of £54m for social housing during 2024/25. 25 per cent tend to disagree or strongly disagree, and 21 per cent neither agree not disagree. There were 93 comments made on this proposal. 
  • Additional comments were invited on the HRA Capital Programme, 23 comments were received. 

For more information about the responses to the West Northamptonshire Council Draft Budget 2024-25 Consultation, please see the below consultation analysis report. 

We did

The Council considered all feedback from the consultation and has agreed on income and savings which means it could set a balanced budget for 2024/25.

The Council’s Cabinet approved the 2024-2025 Budget for West Northamptonshire and recommended the Budget to the Full Council meeting on 22 February 2024.

Budget 2024/25 Consultation Analysis Report Appendix H WNC Budget Report 2024-25.pdf (moderngov.co.uk) 

Full details are available on the Cabinet and Full Council meeting papers: 

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