This is the sub-page for Ecton Neighbourhood Plan.
The specified documents for the referendum in Ecton have now been published and all documentation can be found here.
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:
Draft Plan for Regulation 14 (pre-submission) consultation purposes
Consultation on a Pre-submission Plan took place between 15 April and 31 May 2019. Consultation responses are being considered to enable preparation of the submission plan.
Details of progress will be available on the neighbourhood plan website.
Draft Plan for Regulation 16 publicity
The Ecton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to the council on 5th November 2019. The council is now publicising these proposals under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
The follwoing documents are those that were submitted by Ecton Parish Council:
- Ecton Neighbourhood Plan- Submission Version
- Basic Conditions Statement
- Consultation Statement
- Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Determination
- Evidence Base
Further details about the process of preparing the planare available on the Neighbourhood Plan website:
Following reciept of the above documentation the legality of the plan proposal was checked. The following confirmation was issued to Ecton Parish Council confirming that the plan is legal in every respect:
Consultation on the Ecton Neighbourhood Plan
Following the successful legal check process, the submission version of the Ecton Neighbourhood Plan was out for consultation for eight weeks between 16 December 2019 and 10 February 2020.
Copies of the above submission documents were made available to inspect at the council offices in Tithe Barn Road, at Earls Barton and Wellingborough Libraries, and at the Three Horseshoes Public House, 23 High St, Ecton during normal opening hours.
Responses were accepted by:
online consultation portal: https://wellingborough-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/neighbourhood_plans/ecton_neighbourhood_plan
or by writing to us at: Planning Policy, Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough. NN8 1BP
Representations could include a request to be notified of the local planning authority's decision under Regulation 19 of whether the plan can proceed to referendum.
All representations received have been passed to the independent examiner for consideration. The examiner will now consider whether the proposed neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions and other requirements set out by law.
All representations received are avalable to view here. In total there were 10 respondents.
Information on the independent examination
The council has appointed Christoper Collison BA(Hons) MBA MRTPI MIED MCMI IHBC to conduct the examination of the Ecton Neighbourhood Plan and assess whether the plan meets the basic conditions tests (as described in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) and should move forward to referendum.
We have now received an initial letter from the Inspector which can be viewed here.
The council has now issued its Decision Statement following the receipt of the Examiners Report. This confirms that the plan, subject to some modifications, can proceed to referendum. The Decision Statement can be viewed below:
A version of the plan has now been published which will be used in the public referendum of the plan. This version of the plan can be viewed here.
The referendum on the Ecton Neighbourhood Plan will take place on 6 May 2021.
The question that will be asked will be:
"Do you want the North Northamptonshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Ecton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
For more information on the referendum please see here.