Lilbourne Village Meeting Invite – Neighbourhood Development Plan Sunday 28th April 2024 2.30pm


The Parish Council has committed to adopting a Neighbourhood Development plan.

You are all invited to a meeting in the Village Hall on 28th April 2024 at 2.30pm refreshments will be provided.

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

Developing a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) will help us play a greater role in shaping our future in Lilbourne.  It will bring together local residents, businesses, local groups and landowners to set out a positive vision for how we want our community to develop over the next ten, fifteen, twenty years in ways that meets identified local needs and makes sense for local people.

Neighbourhood planning has been introduced to help communities shape the way their local area is developed.

What are the benefits of having an NDP.

Through a Neighbourhood Development Plan, communities can choose where they want new homes, shops, offices to be built, and which areas to protect from development. People can have their say on what new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided. They can determine the type and size of any new housing, protect environmental areas from inappropriate development and safeguard locally important buildings and facilities.

NDPs are statutory documents that have the same power as Daventry’s Local Plan, and it will be the document that is used by West Northants Council to determine planning applications in the Parish, to make sure that development meets a local need.

How much will the NDP cost?

Grant funding is available to cover all the costs involved in producing this plan.

to find out more about this very important plan.  The Parish council will be on hand together with Gary Kirk from YourLocale, a Northamptonshire based neighbourhood plan consultancy that has helped over 75 parishes such as ours across the East Midlands complete a Neighbourhood Plan. Gary will help us put together the Plan and will tell us what’s involved and answer any questions.

We need local residents, businesses and landowners to come forward alongside members of the parish council to form an Advisory Committee to help Gary and his team make this plan work for us.

The more the local community put into this plan, the more we will all benefit from it.