The Parish Council is a statutory consultee and the local planning authority (LPA), West Northants Council, look to us for local insight but may not follow our view. The LPA is obliged to consider the Conservation Area Management Plan and Neighbourhood Plan when making its decision.

The public should send comments to the LPA within any deadline period. You can voice your concerns to them on any planning matter. Please visit West Northants Planning portal at: https://www.westnorthants.gov.uk/planning-applications-and-enforcement/view-and-comment-planning-application and search for applications in the Pitsford area.

Further information on the Neighbourhood Development Plan can be found here

Why have a neighbourhood plan? Neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for communities to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next ten, fifteen, twenty years in ways that meet identified local need and make sense for local people. They can put in place planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission only for the development they want to see. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people.

Neighbourhood planning gives you and your community direct power to develop a shared vision for your area and shape development and future growth.

With a neighbourhood plan you can choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built, what they should look like, what infrastructure should be provided and what should be protected.

A neighbourhood plan, once passed by the community at referendum and brought into force by the local planning authority, becomes part of the development plan for that area.

Every planning application made in the neighbourhood planning area has to be assessed against both the Local Plan and the neighbourhood plan, as well as any material considerations.

Understanding Neighbourhood Planning