South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan - Employment Allocations Supplementary Planning Document - Consultation

Closes 18 Aug 2022

Opened 7 Jul 2022


We are seeking people’s views on a new draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for employment land allocations, which would sit alongside the South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan 2011-2029.

The South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan 2011-2029 was adopted in July 2020 to help inform decision-making on planning applications. You can view all relating documents to this by visiting South Northamptonshire Local Plan 2 Adoption Documents.

The draft SPD for land allocations aims to provide greater detail and certainty to the public and developers by setting out overarching design principles for the future development of the employment sites identified in the Local Plan, including guidance relating to size, scale and density of buildings.

Delivering appropriate new employment opportunities in both urban and rural areas is a key objective of the South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan, as is facilitating economic growth and encouraging investment and job creation.

The South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan makes a number of non-strategic employment allocations in South Northamptonshire to support these objectives; these are detailed in Policies AL1 to AL5. 

The draft SPD for employment site allocations provides an analysis of the existing planning policy and socio-economic context against which the employment allocations should be considered before providing an assessment of the following allocated sites and the wider area in which they are located. 

  • AL1 - Land at Bell Plantation, Towcester

  • AL2 – Land at Woolgrowers Field, Towcester

  • AL4 – Employment Land, Shacks Barn, Whittlebury

  • AL5 – Land at Former Furtho Pit, Old Stratford/Cosgrove

The draft SPD does not consider or make recommendations in respect of site AL3 (Tiffield Lane, Towcester), as an application for the development of the site has been approved by the Council following its consideration at Strategic Planning Committee in January 2022.

Related Documents

The SPD brings together the policy framework against which the allocations have been made with clear guiding principles for the future development of the sites. You can view all the related documents below.

Or you can also view all related documents at the following locations: 

Council Offices:


  • Brackley Library, Manor Road, Brackley NN13 6AJ
  • Deanshanger Library, Little London, Deanshanger, MK19 6HT
  • Roade Library, High Street, Roade, NN7 2NW
  • Towcester Library, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Please see the Library website for opening times.

Attend a drop in event:

You will be able to view information boards and talk to planning officers at the following events:

  • Wednesday 13 July - 2pm to 6pm at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD 
  • Thursday 14 July - 2pm to 6pm at the Memorial Hall, Deanshanger Road, Old Stratford. MK19 6AW
  • Wednesday 20 July -  4pm to 7pm at The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

How to have your say

You can have your say on the South Northamptonshire draft employment site allocations SPD 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:

The deadline for all responses is midnight 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

Following the consultation, all comments will be carefully considered and where appropriate amendments will be made to the SPD. A summary of all comments and the Council’s response will be clearly detailed within a Statement of Consultation. The Council’s Planning Policy Committee will then be asked to consider the SPD and the consultation responses and whether it wishes to formally adopt it as a supplementary planning document.

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