North Northamptonshire Statement of Community Involvement

Closes 28 Jan 2022

Opened 17 Dec 2021

Overview

The purpose of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is to set out what consultation the Council will carry out with the community on planning policy documents and planning applications. The SCI explains who the Council will consult with, when and how.

It is a statutory requirement for the Council as a local planning authority to have an adopted SCI in place to ensure effective community involvement at all stages of the planning process. As a newly formed unitary council that is both a local planning authority and a minerals and waste planning authority there is a requirement for a new single SCI for North Northamptonshire.

This consultation is not a legal requirement; however, the Council is publishing the SCI to gain feedback from interested parties prior to adoption. Feedback is welcomed on all aspects of the SCI, which provides details of the planning system and how individuals and organisations can be involved in the planning process, whether that be through the preparation of local plans or responding to individual planning applications. The SCI also sets out the advice and assistance that the Council will provide to communities in relation to Neighbourhood Plans.

All comments will be reviewed, and adjustments made to the SCI where appropriate. A report outlining the comments received during the consultation period, the Council’s response to each comment and the resulting changes made to the SCI will be presented to the Council’s Planning Policy Executive Advisory Panel for consideration early in the new year prior to adoption by the Council’s Executive committee thereafter.

The draft SCI is available to view at the bottom of this webpage. Alternatively, hard copies of the document are also available to view in the main Council offices and Northamptonshire libraries listed below. For full details of library opening times visit Library Plus – Countywide services.

Council offices:

  • One Stop Shop, The Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG
  • Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LZ
  • Bowling Green Road, Kettering, NN15 7QX
  • Swanspool House, Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1BP

Libraries:

  • Corby Library, The Corby Cube, Parkland Gateway, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG
  • Irchester Library, High Street, Irchester, NN29 7AA
  • Irthlingborough Library, High Street, Irthlingborough, NN9 5PU
  • Kettering Library, Sheep Street, Kettering, NN16 0AY
  • Oundle Library, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA
  • Rushden Library, Newton Road, Rushden, NN10 0PT
  • Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough, NN8 1AS

The SCI sets out the Council’s commitment to consulting on all planning related matters. Over the coming months there will be further consultations, including on the scope and issues for the North Northamptonshire Strategic Plan, which will be undertaken in accordance with the SCI once adopted. If you would like to be added to the Council’s consultation database to be notified of all planning policy related consultations, then please contact the Council’s Planning Policy team at: planningpolicy@northnorthants.gov.uk.

This consultation will run from Friday 17 December 2021 to Friday 28 January 2022.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the consultation, please contact the Planning Policy team via email at planningpolicy@northnorthants.gov.uk.

Give us your views

If you would like to comment on the SCI then please send these via email to: planningpolicy@northnorthants.gov.uk or by post to: Planning Policy, North Northamptonshire Council, Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7QX.

If you are a local developer operating in Northamptonshire, then you may also be interested in a developer’s opinion survey that the Council is running relating to fibre broadband connectivity. Further details are available here: Developer Opinion Survey – fibre broadband connectivity for new builds. The closing date for the survey has been extended to Monday 10 January 2022.

Interests

  • Engagement activities