Moulton set for referendum on village development plan

A consultation on Moulton's neighbourhood plan, which would need to be approved via a referendum, has been launched.
A consultation on Moulton's neighbourhood plan, which would need to be approved via a referendum, has been launched.
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Villagers are being asked for their views on a planning document which will help shape the development of Moulton in the coming years and propose building a new community centre.

The Moulton Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared by the village parish council and submitted to Daventry District Council (DDC) recently.

A consultation on Moulton's neighbourhood plan, which would need to be approved via a referendum, has been launched.

A consultation on Moulton's neighbourhood plan, which would need to be approved via a referendum, has been launched.

It is the fourth such plan in Daventry District to reach this stage, after plans for West Haddon, Spratton and Kilsby.

Now the district council has launched a six-week consultation to allow people to comment on it, with those comments then set to be passed to an independent examiner, appointed to inspect the plan.

Among the rules contained in the plan, it proposes a new community centre is built at Sandy Hill and would make it a rule that all housing developments of five homes or more are built with at least 40 per cent affordable housing.

The plan can be viewed at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/Moulton

Alternatively, copies of the relevant documents are available at DDC’s Lodge Road offices and Moulton Library, in Doves Lane.

The consultation will close at 4.30pm on Friday, 16 October.

Following the consultation and examination process, Moulton residents will be asked in a referendum whether they support the plan.

It must receive support from more than half of those voting for it to be adopted.

If adopted it will form part of the wider development plan for Daventry District and will be used to help determine future planning applications in the Moulton area over the next 15 years.