The North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy (JCS) was adopted in July 2016. It is the strategic Part 1 Local Plan covering the former Boroughs/Districts of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough. It outlines a big picture to be developed in more detail through the Part 2 Local Plans prepared by the former District and Borough Councils and by Neighbourhood Plans prepared by Neighbourhood Planning Groups. The JCS is prepared by the Joint Planning Unit (JPU), reporting to the North Northamptonshire Joint Committee (JC) made up of elected representatives from the former District, Borough and County Councils. Northamptonshire County Council was the minerals and waste planning authority. The Northamptonshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (adopted July 2017) forms part of the development plan.
Information about the work of the Joint Planning Unit, the review of the JCS and relevant documents can be found on the Joint Planning Unit website www.nnjpdu.org.uk