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West Northants Council – New Local Plan – Parish Council responses & have your say!

Both West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and Harborough District Council (HDC) have launched their processes to create new local plans.

In the first WNC consultation, East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC) responded with comments to a new, combined policy for the settlement hierarchy. East Farndon is termed ‘an other village’ or rural village and it was important to understand and influence this policy as it forms part of the new WNC local plan. Also, EFPC were invited to draw our East Farndon village confines, which will be used as a foundation for future decisions in relation to housing development policy in the village. You can read the EFPC responses and see our submitted village confines map by clicking the links below.

WNC have now issued the first full draft of the new local plan and it is available for everyone to read and comment upon. The draft plan sets out a vision and objectives for the area, its ambitions for new development and commitment to dealing with climate change. The plan allocates land for housing and employment and contains a series of planning policies for these and many other topics such as leisure, transport, health and wellbeing, infrastructure and the environment and where development can and cannot take place.

It is a large document with many supporting documents, but it is important that East Farndon Parish Council (EFPC) and residents get involved and review and comment as appropriate. People can have their say from Monday 8th April to Sunday 2nd June by visiting: Have your say on West Northamptonshire’s new draft Local Plan – West Northamptonshire Council – Citizen Space

The draft plan is accompanied by a number of technical documents and other evidence. All can be found on the dedicated New Local Plan for West Northamptonshire page

The East Farndon parish is in West Northamptonshire, but it is also on the border with Leicestershire and Harborough District Council (HDC). Potential housing and roads development between East Farndon and Harborough remains an area that is being closely watched by EFPC. As it develops, EFPC will have the opportunity to review and comment on the new Harborough plan. At this stage, the HDC process is not as advanced as the WNC process, but everyone is encouraged to view and get involved as appropriate using the following link, Harborough District Council New Local Plan

EFPC will stay closely involved with both the WNC and HDC plan processes and we will keep everyone updated via this website, but if you have any questions, please email our Parish Clerk, Caroline Burton.