Consultation over plan for Spratton’s future


People are being invited to have their say on a planning document which will help shape the development of Spratton.

The Spratton Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared by its Parish Council together with a steering group from the village and significant input from local residents, including consultation on a draft plan carried out at the end of last year.

Submitted to Daventry District Council (DDC), it is the second such plan in Daventry district to reach this stage.

DDC has now launched a consultation to allow people to view the plan and comment on it. Those comments will then be passed to an independent examiner who will be appointed to inspect the plan.

Alternatively, copies of the relevant documents are available at DDC’s Lodge Road offices, Brixworth Library and from Spratton’s Kings Head Bar and Coffee Shop in Brixworth Road, Café Doris at St Andrew’s Church, and Spratton Sports and Social Club in Smith Street.

The consultation will close at 4.30pm on Friday June 12.

Following the consultation and examination process, Spratton residents will be asked in a referendum whether they support the neighbourhood development plan. It must receive support from more than half of those voting for it to be ‘made’ and adopted by DDC.

If adopted it will form part of the wider development plan for Daventry district up to 2029 and will be used to help determine future planning applications in the Spratton neighbourhood area.