Planning Policy Consultations

North Northamptonshire Statement of Community Involvement 2019 update consultation

The North Northamptonshire Joint Planning & Delivery Unit (JPDU) has prepared a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2019 to meet the requirements of national planning regulations including that SCI’s are kept up-to-date. The SCI sets out how the JPDU and the partner local planning authorities (LPAs) of Corby, Kettering, East Northamptonshire and Wellingborough will consult people in the preparation of plans and planning applications and also sets out the advice and assistance that the LPAs will provide to communities preparing neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders.

When adopted the 2019 SCI will replace the previous SCI which was adopted in 2013. Key changes to the SCI from the 2013 version include:

  • Policies for giving advice or assistance to neighbourhood planning groups in relation to the preparation on neighbourhood plans.
  • Policies for involving communities and other interested parties in the preliminary stages of plan making: specifically in their functions under sections 13 (survey) and 15 (Local Development Scheme) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
  • Consideration of bank holidays in relation to consultation period lengths.
  • The need to produce a Statement of Common Ground as part of the Duty to Cooperate.

The JPDU are seeking views on the content of the revised draft SCI until Thursday 13th June 2019 which can be found by clicking this link.

You can comment on the document using the response form or using one of the following methods:

By email to:

By post to: North Northamptonshire Joint Planning & Delivery Unit, East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4LZ

Comments must be received no later than 5.00 p.m on Thursday 13th June 2019.

Following consultation the JPDU will review the document in light of feedback received. The SCI will then be adopted by the Joint Planning Committee in relation to the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) and the Partner Councils in relation to Part 2 Plans and planning applications.




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