Northampton Local Plan Part 2 Modifications Consultation

Closed 18 Aug 2022

Opened 7 Jul 2022


Having been through several stages of public consultation previously, the Northampton Local Plan Part 2 is being examined by Government-appointed inspectors who have stated that, subject to certain main modifications to the Plan being made, they would be able to find the Plan sound. They have asked us to put our proposed main modifications out to public consultation and they will take representations into account in writing their report about the Plan. 

The Northampton Local Plan Part 2 will, when adopted, replace all remaining saved policies from the Northampton Local Plan 1997 and replace all policies in the Northampton Central Area Action Plan 2013.  It will include policies about development for housing, employment, supporting growth, design and the built and natural environments.  These policies will inform the consideration of planning applications.

This consultation is about making main modifications to the Northampton Local Plan Part 2.  It is required by the Government-appointed inspectors who are examining the Plan and, if found to be sound, the Council will be able to adopt the Plan.

West Northamptonshire Council welcome views from statutory consultees, members of the public, landowners, businesses, local organisations.  Some will be respondents to previous rounds of consultation about the Plan.

Further information and the following documents are available at:

Northampton Local Plan Part 2 Submission & Examination

  • Proposed Main Modifications
  • Proposed Additional Modifications
  • Addendum to Proposed Additional Modifications
  • Proposed Changes to the Policies Map
  • Sustainability Appraisal
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment

All previous consultation documents are available to view at Northampton Local Plan Part 2 and at the following locations: (Note: you may wish to keep these pages open whilst you complete the survey).

Council Offices:


Paper copies of consultation documents will also be made available at Town and Parish Council offices in Northampton.  Please contact them for details of availability and opening hours.

What happens next

Feedback on the Main Modifications to the Plan will be sent to the Government-appointed Planning Inspectors examining the Plan and taken into account when they write their report about the Plan.  Feedback on the Additional Modifications and changes to the Policies Map will be considered by the Council.

How to have your say

You can have your say on the Northampton Local Plan Part 2 by completing an online survey using the link below. 

If you need assistance to complete the online questionnaire or would like a copy of it in another format (including paper, easy read or large print) you can contact us by email, post or telephone. Our contact details are as follows:

  • Email:
  • Postal address: The Guildhall, St Giles’ Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE
  • Telephone: 0300 126 7000 (follow the options for Planning, then Northampton)

The deadline for all responses is 23.59pm on 18 August 2022.

Please note that it is not possible for representations to be considered anonymously.

Please note: representations will be published on the consultation website and it is not possible for representations to be considered anonymously. If you do not agree, you will not be able take part in the consultation. You can view our privacy notice at: planning and climate change policy privacy notice


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