Consultation on decision to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area

Closed 6 Feb 2023

Opened 9 Dec 2022


Local planning authorities have a statutory duty to assist town and parish councils wishing to progress neighbourhood plans. This includes the duty to designate the whole, or part, of a parish if the Council makes an application to progress a neighbourhood plan to cover that area.

The Council is currently publicising the application made by Northampton Town Council to designate the Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area. The purpose of publicising the application is to invite comments so that the decision made on 18th August 2022, to designate the neighbourhood area for the purposes of neighbourhood planning, can be reaffirmed.

Who can take part in the consultation?

The consultation is aimed at individuals and organisations living, working or carrying out business within the Semilong and Trinity areas of Northampton.

The deadline for submitting comments to the council is midnight Monday 6th February 2023.

The below link provides detail for this consultation including the application for the designation and a map showing the extent of the neighbourhood area.

How to respond

You can submit your comments by:

  • Emailing:, or
  • Writing to: West Northamptonshire Council, Planning Policy, Semilong and Trinity Neighbourhood Area Consultation, The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE (Please ensure that there is sufficient time to guarantee delivery to our office by the closing date for comments)

If you have any questions or queries about this consultation, or require any detail in an alternative format, please contact Planning Policy using the detail above.

What happens next

Following the consultation period, we will consider all comments made, before then reaffirming the 18th August 2022 decision.

For information about how responses are managed please view our Planning and Climate Change Policy Privacy Notice.


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