Have your say on Daventry district’s future development

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Residents, businesses and landowners are encouraged to get involved in a major planning consultation that will help shape the future development of Daventry district.

Daventry District Council (DDC) wants people to give their views on the issues and challenges facing their local communities, as work begins on preparing two important planning policy documents – the Settlements and Countryside Local Plan and the Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople Local Plan.

Running until 11 March the consultation is an early opportunity to have a say on what issues need to be considered for the two plans, which will be prepared over the next three years.

The Settlements and Countryside Local Plan will provide detailed planning policy and guidance on matters including rural and urban housing growth, the rural and urban economy, sustainable development, infrastructure and climate change and protecting and enhancing the natural, built and historic environment.

The Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople document will set out planning policy for Gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople development up until 2029, identifying and allocating sites in the district to meet the needs of these groups.

Councillor Alan Chantler, DDC’s strategic planning portfolio holder said: “These two documents will play an important role in guiding the future development and growth of our District and ultimately inform planning decisions.

“The involvement of residents and businesses is crucial from the very beginning.

“We need to know their views on what they think the future issues and challenges are for the area and how they should be addressed.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to join in the consultation and give their views.”

You can view the documents and answer the questionaire online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation, or at the Daventry District Council Offices in Lodge Road, Daventry or at local libraries.

An exhibition of the plans will be held at Long Buckby Library on Wednesday February 24 running from 4pm to 7pm.