New document released to shape the future of village

Some of the people who have worked on the Weedon Neighbourhodo Plan
Some of the people who have worked on the Weedon Neighbourhodo Plan

A consultation has gone out to the people of Weedon Bec on a planning document which could shape the village’s future.

There will now be two special events for people to view Weedon’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

The steering group which has designed the document will be at a coffee morning at Riverside Court on Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The second event will take place at Weedon Bec Village Hall in West Street on Wednesday, April 29 between 6pm and 9pm.

The draft document will be out for consultation until Wednesday, June 3 for people living in the village to have their say.

The feedback will then be used to make changes to the plan before it is submitted to Daventry District Council.

Neighbourhood plans were introduced under the Localism Act 2011 to allow communities to set out the future development of their area.

They set the aims and expectations of those who live and work there but are not used to prevent controversial planning applications from going ahead.

Parish councillor, and one of the people behind the group, Ann Ranshaw, said: “We have put in a lot of work so that it will give us a good basis for knowing what residents are thinking about the probability of new development in the parish. Our motto is have your say.”

Anyone wanting more information about the neighbourhood plan can contact the clerk of Weedon Bec Parish Council, Sue Halkett, on 01327 341057 or can email

For further details about the steering group visit