Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2022

Closes 2 Nov 2022

Opened 21 Sep 2022


Harlestone Parish Council and the Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have submitted the final version of the Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan: Harlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan 30 August 2022 Submission.

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 21 September 2022 and will close at midnight on 2 November 2022.

What is the Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan?
The Harlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been prepared following the adoption of the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) for Daventry District in 2020 and the most recent revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2021. It also takes into account changes in the neighbourhood area and heritage evidence. The Parish Council also took the opportunity to develop design guidelines and propose new Local Green Spaces.

Consultation Documents
You can view the following consultation documents at the Daventry Area Neighbourhood Plan webpage:

  • Harlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan (including a Policies Map)
  • Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
  • Harlestone Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement
  • Harlestone 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, Daventry Area, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP 
  • West Northamptonshire Council, The Guildhall, St Giles' Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE
  • The Fox and Hounds, Harlestone Road, Lower Harlestone, Northampton, NN7 4EW
  • Harlestone Village Store, 58 Duston Road, Upper Harlestone, West Northants, NN7 4EH
    • Opening times: 9am to 12noon and 1:15pm to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 9am to 12noon Wednesday and Saturday.

Who can take part in the consultation?

The consultation is aimed at individuals and organisations living, working or carrying out business within Harlestone 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: planningpolicy.ddc@westnorthants.gov.uk or
  • Write to: Local Strategy Daventry Area, West Northamptonshire Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP (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 6 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 Harlestone Neighbourhood Development Plan.


Please submit your comments


  • Local area planning consultations