Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Submission Regulation 16 Consultation 2022

Closes 7 Feb 2023

Opened 13 Dec 2022


The Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Steering group (on behalf of Nether Heyford Parish Council) have submitted the final version of the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan: Regulation 16 Version December 2022.

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 13 December 2022 and will close at 11:59 on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

What is the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan?
The Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been prepared following the adoption of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan (Part 2) 2011 - 2029 in 2020 and the most recent revision of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2021. The NDP contains a variety of policies relating to provision of new education facilities, housing mixes within the village and design.

Consultation Documents
You can view the following consultation documents on the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan page:

  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement
  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 Consultation Statement
  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Screening Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) / Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan Executive Summary

Or, on the Nether Heyford Parish Council website.

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

  • West Northamptonshire Council (Towcester) - The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD. Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • West Northamptonshire Council (Northampton) - The Guildhall, St Giles' Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE. Open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • The Olde Sun (Public House) - 10 Middle Street, Nether Heyford, NN7 3LL. Open Monday to Sunday from 11:30am.
  • Clerk for Nether Heyford Parish Council - Mr Guy Ravine, 63 Furnace Lane, Nether Heyford, NN7 3JS
  • Heyford Meats - 25 The Green, Nether Heyford, NN7 3LE
  • Foresters Arms (Public House)22 The Green, Nether Heyford, NN7 3LE

Who can take part in the consultation?

The consultation is aimed at individuals and organisations living, working or carrying out business within Nether Heyford 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.
  • Submitting a response form via one of the following methods:
      • Email:, or
      • Write to: West Northamptonshire Council, Planning Policy, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD (Please ensure that there is sufficient time to guarantee delivery to our office by the closing date for comments)

A response form can be downloaded from the Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Plan page.

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 8 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 Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Please submit your comments


  • Local area planning consultations