Joint Core Strategy (Pre-Submission)

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West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy - Pre-Submission - February 2011

This Consultation is now CLOSED. 

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The representations received in respect of this consultation are no longer available.

The West Northamptonshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee, on 31st January 2011, approved the Joint Core Strategy for a period of Representations.

The Joint Core Strategy deals with the future planning of the West Northamptonshire area, which covers the whole of Daventry District, Northampton Borough and South Northamptonshire. It sets out a vision and a strategy for how our area will develop over the next 15 years.  It covers:-

    • the location of future strategic housing developments.
    • where jobs should be located.
    • how people can move around the area.
    • the location and size of new shopping, leisure and cultural facilities.
    • protection and improvement of the natural and built environment.
    • how to address the needs of the areas diverse communities.
    • how  and when infrastructure (such as roads and schools) will be delivered.


Making Representations

Should you wish to make representations these must be received on or before 31st March 2011. 

On this site anyone can

  • Register, receive a confirmation e-mail by return, and click on this e-mail to activate the registration
  • View the Plan and at the end of each section click on Make Representations, and complete the on-line form
  • Users do not need to do everything in one session, but can go in as many times as they like
  • There is no need to re-start each time, but Users can go directly to a part of the Plan by using the navigation on the left side of the screen.
  • This is a statutory stage, and the correct form must be used if the Representations to be considered to be "duly made" as required by the regulations (see below for more information).

All comments received at the Pre-Submission stage must relate to legal compliance or the tests of soundness. Please see the 'Representation Form and Guidance Notes' for details in the list of consultation documents listed below.  Please note that copies of all comments (including your name, but not your contact details) will be made available for the public to view and therefore cannot be treated as confidential.

All the proposed submission documents, including the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy are available to view and download on this pageor can be inspected at the locations specified in the Statement of Arrangements for Inspection in the list of documents below.

All representations on the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy should ideally be made on-line using this representations system, where you can also save and print a copy of your comments for your own records. We are strongly encouraging electronic representations, but you also can access the Representation Form and Guidance Notes from the list of documents below. 


The list of documents available are set out below

In addition, the supporting evidence base can be viewed or downloaded using the link below:
JPU Documents


What happens next?

At the end of the publication period the Joint Planning Unit will consider the main issues raised in all valid representations. After all the representations to the Pre-Submission have been taken into account the Joint Core Strategy  will be published as a Submission version and will represent the plan we want to adopt.  There will then be an examination of the Plan by an independent inspector before the plan is adopted.  

If you need further information or assistance, please contact the Joint Planning Unit on 01604 837838 or by email:

Contact Us

Please Note:  You do NOT need to log in to view the Representations.  Simply click on Archive, and then on Joint Core STrategy (Pre-Submission).  Scroll down the page and click on Joint Core Strategy - Web Version. On the left hand side of the page click on the section you wish to see (remember to click on the little + symbols to see sections within the main chapters). Scroll down the page, and at the bottom there will be a View representations option - with the number of representations in brackets. Click on View Representations and summaries of each Representation will appear.  Click on View the full representation to see all the information, including links to any attached documents

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    17 Feb 2011 at 00:00
  • Closed
    31 Mar 2011 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    20 Jul 2012

Consultation Documents

Supporting Documents