Have your say on the future of housebuilding in the Daventry area

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People are being encouraged to have their say on Daventry District Council’s policy and guidelines on building homes in the area.

Daventry District Council has prepared new draft guidance for house-building in the district, aimed at affordable housing providers, developers, parish councils and landowners.

Its aim is to set out the Council’s housing policy, including advice on preparing applications for planning permission and the Council’s approach to affordable housing.

It also covers policies including the efficient use of land, water and energy efficiency, and ‘Starter Homes’ - a recent Government policy to provide houses for sale at 20 per cent below market rates to eligible people aged under 40.

Public consultation is now taking place on the Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document. This, once finalised, will be used to inform the Council’s approach to determining planning applications for housing within the district.

Councillor Alan Chantler, Strategic Planning Portfolio Holder for Daventry District Council said: “The appropriate delivery of housing is a key priority for the Council and this document provides clearer and up-to-date guidance for all those involved in the development of housing within the district.

“It also sets out practical advice for those involved in the development of housing and I would encourage anyone with an interest in this issue to give their feedback, which will be carefully considered as part of the consultation.”

The consultation on the Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document runs until 4.30pm on Friday, January 22, 2016.

The draft document can be viewed online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/consultation

It can also be viewed in the reception of Daventry District Council’s Offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry Library, Brixworth Library, Moulton Library, and Woodford Library.

For more information contact the Council’s Local Strategy Service on 01327 871100.