Welcome to the website of Spratton Parish Council.
This website is managed by the Parish Council for the benefit of the residents of the village of Spratton in Northamptonshire.
Here you will find details of the responsibilities and workings of the Parish Council, as well as local events in the village. Please contact us to give your news and views on any matters you wish.
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- Give your views on plans for the future of Daventry District - People living and working in Daventry District are being encouraged to get involved in an important planning consultation on the future of the area. Over the next nine weeks, Daventry District Council (DDC) is urging people to give their views on the emerging draft Settlements and Countryside Local Plan. This is a significant planning policy document, containing detailed guidance that would help shape local decision-making on future planning issues.
In particular, the draft Plan identifies four sites in Daventry for building about 1,200 extra new homes over the next 12 years to meet the town’s housing needs:
800 homes in South West Daventry on land opposite the Grange estate, along the A45 between the A361 and A425.
Extending Micklewell Park by 180 homes.
An additional 100 homes on land at Middlemore, Daventry.
120 homes in Daventry as part of the proposed WaterSpace and retail developments at Eastern Way.
The document also sets out proposals to create ‘green wedges’ on the town’s surrounding areas to protect the nearby villages of Welton, Staverton, Braunston and Norton.
Other features of the Draft Plan include:
A ‘hierarchy’ for the future development of villages and hamlets in Daventry District. This determines where future development would be both prioritised and restricted.
A new Parish Annex policy to protect a number of important local green spaces suggested by parish councils.
Creating up to 25 additional hectares of employment land in Daventry, including extending Heartlands and Apex business parks and a further site – Daventry South East Gateway. There is a particular focus on buildings for smaller businesses the area needs to thrive.
An update on the needs of Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople, setting out the number of plots and pitches required over the next 12 years to meet the standards set by Government.
Proposals to protect the District’s distinctive landscapes, biodiversity and history, as well as leisure facilities and green spaces.
The consultation starts today (Monday, 27 November) and runs until Friday, 26 January 2018. Residents are encouraged to attend a series of public exhibitions to find out more about the Draft plan. These will be held at Weedon, Naseby, Moulton, Daventry, Welford, Crick, Long Buckby, Woodford Halse and Brixworth over the next two weeks.
Following the consultation, DDC will then consider the responses received. They will be taken into account in preparing the proposed submission version of the Plan which will be consulted on in summer 2018, followed by an examination of the Plan by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. Adoption is anticipated to take place in summer 2019.
Councillor Alan Chantler, Daventry District Council’s Strategic Planning Portfolio Holder said: “This draft Local Plan will play an important role in the future development of our District and the whole community has a real opportunity to help shape the document by joining in this consultation.
“We are grateful to everyone who gave their views and comments during the Issues and Options consultation in early 2016. All this feedback has been taken into account in preparing this draft Plan.
“I would encourage as many residents and businesses as possible to look through the document and give their views, or come along to one of the public exhibitions to find out more.”
How to take part in the consultation
The consultation on the Emerging Draft Settlements and Countryside Local Plan (Part 2) takes place between 27 November 2017 and 26 January 2018.
Members of the Local Strategy Team will be available to answer questions at a series of public exhibitions:
Weedon Village Hall Annex, Tuesday 28th November,3pm-7pm
Naseby Village Hall, Wednesday 29th November, 3pm-7pm
Moulton Library, Thursday 30th November, 2pm-6pm
Daventry Library, Friday 1st December, 10am-6pm
Welford Village Hall, Monday 4th December, 3pm-7pm
Crick Old School, Tuesday 5th December, 3pm-7pm
Long Buckby Community Centre, Wednesday 6th December, 3pm-7pm
Dryden Hall, Woodford Halse, Wednesday 6th December, 3pm-7pm
Brixworth Library, Thursday 7th December, 2pm-6pm
View the Draft Plan, consultation documents and all supporting background information at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan or at the Daventry District Council Offices in Lodge Road, Daventry or at local libraries.
Complete the comments form online at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/localplan. Parish councils are also welcome to nominate Local Green Spaces using a specific form available on the website.
Hard copies are available upon request from the Local Strategy Service – email email@example.com or call 01327 302559. Hard copies can be returned to by post to Local Strategy Service, Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP or to the above email address.
Northamptonshire County Council 2018-19 Budget Consultation: Phase 1 in is progress.
Have your say on Phase 1 of the County Council’s budget proposals NCC have started to look at what they might need to change in terms of how they deliver their services and whether they need to reduce or stop anything they currently do. Examples of services that may be effected are Bus routes and libraries. Their proposals set out the start of their plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2018/19 to make sure they have enough money to deliver their key services.
The consultation on Phase 1 of the budget proposals covered by this survey ends on 1st December 2017. Details about the consultation on Phase 2 of the budget proposals will be announced in December. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified when Phase 2 of this consultation launches.
Your views are important - How to give your views
Please visit NCC’s web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback to these proposals, including their online questionnaire and public events. This consultation closes at 1st December 2017.
Details of this consultation and other past and present consultations are available on Northamptonshire County Council’s Consultation Register.
- The Friends of Brixworth Library raises funds and supports Brixworth Library. In light of the possible cuts they are organising a community support rally at the library on 29th November 2017, between 6-8pm. They have invited all the local groups from the community to attend. They will have a petition available for people to sign, to support the library. They would be most grateful for any support that could be shown for this event. Please pop along if you can and support this fantasitc local resource!!
- Changes to local buses. Some changes which will be taking place to Centrebus service 60 with effect from Monday 4th September. This follows a tendering process and are intended to make positive changes to service to allow more residents to access journeys, with a greater choice of destinations, and the build passenger usage to help this service in future. Click here to view a document outlining a summary and a village-by-village breakdown of what is changing. Timetable leaflets are currently being printed.
- Spratton Youth Club is Closing - Please click here for more information and ways in which YOU could help!
- Click here to view the Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor arising from the Resignation of Councillor Graham Bandy. If you would like to apply to become a Councillor please click here.
The Chairman of the Parish Council is Cllr John Hunt.
The Parish Clerk/RFO is Mrs Emma Gibson.
Tel No: 07715 651904.
- Highways Issues eg Potholes. Please report online at streetdoctor
- Street lighting Issues. Please report to Parish Clerk on the e-mail or telephone details above.
Contact: Mrs Emma Gibson - Parish Clerk/RFO
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