Great Oxendon Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2024

Closes 23 Jun 2024

Opened 29 Apr 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 Council is now required to undertake a consultation to provide an opportunity for all parties to comment on whether the submitted plan meets the basic conditions before it goes to examination. This consultation is known as Regulation 16 stage in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012. The basic conditions are that the plan;

  • Must be appropriate having regard to National Policy
  • Must contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
  • Must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
  • Must be compatible with human rights requirements
  • Must be compatible with EU obligations.

Please note that the current version of the plan is the version that will be submitted for examination.

The consultation commences on Monday 29 April 2024 and will close at midnight on Sunday 23 June 2024.

What is the Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan?
The Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been prepared following the adoption of the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District in 2020, the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy in 2014 and the most recent revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2023. It also takes into account changes in the neighbourhood area and heritage evidence. The Parish Council also took the opportunity to develop settlement confines, design guidelines and propose new Local Green Spaces and Important Open Spaces.

Consultation Documents
You can view the following consultation documents under the Submission section of the West Northamptonshire Council Neighbourhood Plans page:

  • Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Development Plan (including Policies Maps)
  • Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
  • Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
  • Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation Responses
  • Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Plan Screening Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) / Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

Alternatively, the documents listed above are available to view at the following locations:

  • West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles' Street, Northampton, NN1 1DE (open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm)
  • West Northamptonshire Council, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD (open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm)
  • Phone Box Library, Main Street, Great Oxendon, Northamptonshire, LE16 8NE

Who can take part in the consultation?

The consultation is aimed at individuals and organisations living, working or carrying out business within Great Oxendon Parish who will be affected by the plan, or are interested in what the plan contains.

How can I submit my comments?

You can submit your comments by:

  • Taking the online survey by following the survey link below.

You can also submit your views in writing, setting out your support or objection to the Neighbourhood Plan, to which part of the Neighbourhood Plan the representation relates (i.e., page, paragraph, policy, map), and your reasons including what changes you feel are necessary to ensure the plan meets the basic conditions. In order for these to be considered, you can:

  • Email: or
  • Write to: West Northamptonshire Council, Planning Policy, The Guildhall, St Giles' Street, Northampton, NN1 1DE (Please ensure that there is sufficient time to guarantee delivery to our office by the closing date for comments)

Within your response to this consultation you can request to be notified of West Northamptonshire Council’s decision to adopt the plan once an examination and referendum have taken place.

Please note that we are unable to accept anonymous comments.

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

What Happens Next?
Following the eight-week consultation period, all comments received from this will be sent to an Independent Examiner who will examine the plan. If the Independent Examiner determines that the plan meets the basic conditions with or without modifications, the Council will consider their recommendations and decide whether the plan will proceed to referendum which will determine whether to ‘make’ the Great Oxendon Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Please submit your comments


  • Local area planning consultations