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Parish Council Vacancy - Stage 2 Notice




You've been invited to participate in the Pre Submission Draft Local Plan Part 2 consultation by the consultation manager, South Northants Council (Rosalind Brettle).

This consultation is open from 4 Sep 2017 at 09:00 to 10 Nov 2017 at 12:00.

Dear Sir/Madam

South Northamptonshire Council is commencing a consultation under Regulation 18 Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on the ‘Pre-Submission Draft’ of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2. The document will form part of the development plan for South Northamptonshire sitting alongside the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, Local Plan Part 1 and adopted Neighbourhood Plans.

The Part 2 Plan looks at how the district could develop over the next fifteen years and includes a preferred policy approach.

The document covers:

• policies for housing development

• the potential location of new employment sites

• policies on town centres and economic development

• policies on community/leisure development and

• environmental policies and designations including special landscape areas.

Where to view the documents:

• Online – on the Council’s website at

• Hard copies – can be viewed at the five local libraries – Towcester, Brackley, Roade, Middleton Cheney, Deanshanger (for opening times visit the library pages on the County Council’s website at

• Documents can also be made available in different formats upon request.

Ways to get involved:

• Online – read the document and comment on the Council’s online consultation system. This can be found through the planning policy pages at Wherever possible we advise this approach.

• Email your comments and questions to

• Post your comments and questions to The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

Consultation commences on Monday 04 September and all responses must be received by 12 noon on Friday 10 November 2017.

What happens next?

All comments received during the consultation will be made available for public inspection and will be used to prepare the next round of the Local Plan Part 2, the Submission Plan. This will be published for full consultation in the Spring of 2018.

Yours faithfully

Adrian Colwell

Head of Strategic Planning and the Economy and Strategic Lead for Growth


Safety Matters

Safety Matters newsletter OL2 March 2017.pdf

Local Elections

Northamptonshire County Council elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017. Nominations for candidates opened on 24 March and will close on 4 April at 4pm. Some of the County divisions are different due to boundary changes that have taken place, therefore a chart below is attached to show which County division each parish falls within.

The Notice of Election is also below to inform parishioners of the deadline dates for registering to vote and applying for a postal or proxy vote. This information is also available on the SNC website at the link below:

The Statement of Persons Nominated will be available on the SNC website as soon after 4pm on Tuesday 4 April as practicable.

If you have any queries on this matter please do contact the Elections Team on 01295 221534

Notice Of Election SNC.pdf
SNC Parishes with County Divisions.pdf

Annual Village Meeting


Annual Satisfaction Survey

Residents have the opportunity to let Cherwell District Council know what they think of its services by completing the annual satisfaction survey this spring.

From early May, residents and businesses will have six weeks to complete a short questionnaire allowing them to give feedback on the council’s services, whether it provides value for money and the quality of its day-to-day operations.

The information provided will be used to help the council prioritise its budgets and service provision for future years and make improvements in areas where people have reported concerns.

Cllr Barry Wood, leader of Cherwell District Council, said: “We want to hear from the people we are working to serve how they feel about the services we offer. This is their chance to tell us what works well, what could be improved and what they think of Cherwell overall.

“At Cherwell we work hard all year round to deliver what we think are the most important services for the best value for money but we don’t profess to always getting it right and if there are improvements that can be made, we want to hear about them. Equally, we want to know what people are happy with so we can ensure those teams get the feedback they deserve and we can learn from their best practice.”

This year, the survey has been shortened to encourage more people to take part. The survey will be available to complete online and hard copies will be available in Cherwell’s offices, Link Points and in local libraries.

A number of hard copies will also be distributed to selected addresses across the district with a pre-paid envelope for people to return their completed survey.

Cllr Wood said: “This is the chance for people to really feedback their views; if people don’t tell us what they think then we may not be aware to address any issues. We would encourage as many people as possible to have their say to ensure the service they receive is the best we can possibly provide.”

As last year, the survey will once again be conducted by an external market research organisation, Marketing Means, to ensure all information returned remains entirely confidential.

The survey will be available to complete online from the beginning of May. You can access it by logging on to Cherwell District Council’s website or clicking on

Alternatively those who would prefer a hard copy can request one by calling 01295 227001.