Help shape the future of two Northamptonshire villages

St Mary's Church, Barby
St Mary's Church, Barby

People are being invited to have their say on planning documents which will help shape the development of the parishes of Brixworth, and Barby & Onley.

Neighbourhood Development Plans have been prepared by parish councils and steering groups representing the two areas.

The plans were submitted to Daventry District Council recently and both are now subject to a six-week consultation to allow people to make comments on them.

The draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Barby and Onley is available online at or from Barby and Onley Village Store, 5 Rugby Road, Barby, CV23 8UA.

People can view the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Brixworth at or by visiting Brixworth Library, in Spratton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9DS.

Both plans can also be viewed at DDC’s offices, in Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP.

The consultations were launched today (Monday, January 11) and will close at 4.30pm on Friday, 26 February 2016, with any comments made during the period passed to the independent examiners appointed to inspect the plans.

Following the consultation and examination process, if the results are positive, residents of both parishes will be asked in a referendum whether they support their proposed Neighbourhood Development Plan. Each plan must receive support from more than half of those voting for it to be ‘made’ by DDC.

Once made they will form part of the wider development plan for Daventry District up to 2029 and will be used to help decide planning applications in the area they cover.