Borough Council of Wellingborough

Ecton Neighbourhood Plan Information


This is the sub-page for Ecton Neighbourhood Plan.  This page will be continuously updated as the plan progresses and is the place to find information on the key stages of consultation, including how to comment, as well as emerging drafts of the plan and any accompanying documentation.

Information will be uploaded beneath the headings set out below as the plan progresses.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

An application was received for the designation of the entirety of Ecton Parish as the neighbourhood area for the Ecton Neighbourhood Plan. Comments were invited on the application with the final date for responses falling on Friday 12 December 2014. Following the close of the consultation period no objections were received and the parish has therefore been designated for neighbourhood planning purposes.


The details of Ecton's area application and designated area can be found below:


BCW Determination on the need for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

In line with the requirements of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended), BCW will assist Ecton Parish Council in identifying whether there is a requirement for SEA to provide clarity prior to the point of submission. Details of this process will be made available on this page in due course.

BCW Determination on the need for Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

In line with BCW's duty to support Ecton Parish Council in determining whether any assessment of the impact of the plan on local habitats is required, consultation with Natural England will take place and a decision on the need for Appropriate Assessment (or otherwise) will be issued in due course.

Draft Plan for Regulation 14 (pre-submission) consultation purposes

Consultation on an Emerging Draft Plan took place between 3rd October 2016 and 30th November 2016, this consultation has now concluded and responses are being collated. As part of this consultation a consultation event was held in Ecton Village Hall on the 15th October 2016.

Draft Plan for Regulation 16 publicity

Once the plan has been submitted to BCW under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 details of the plan proposal and accompanying documents will be uploaded here.

Information on the independent examination

Once the plan has completed Regulation 16 publicity it will be submitted for independent examination. Details of the timetable and procedure will be uploaded here.