Planning applications are determined by the appropriate planning authority which, for the majority of the Parish, is the responsibility of Northampton Borough Council. Some are however determined by South Northants Council.
The planning authority is required to consult appropriate organisations and authorities including Great Houghton Parish Council on any planning applications within the Parish.
For information relating to planning applications within the Parish and the Parish Councils response to consultations please click on the following Link:
Village Design Statement
A detailed description of the village as it is today and highlights the qualities valued by its parishioners. It defines its unique character and the important features of its design and history. It has been written by the parishioners so that local knowledge, informed views and ideas will contribute to the village’s future growth, development and environment. The aim is to ensure that any changes are based on a considered understanding of the village’s past, present and future and that they bring a positive contribution to Great Houghton.
The Parish Council have now considered and determined that a neighbourhood plan would put in place planning policy for the neighbourhood to guide future development, which if successful, will become part of the statutory development plan. Such statutory status gives the plan far more weight than other local documents. Such a plan would set out the vision, aims, planning policies and proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities and allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development that would best address economic, and environmental issues including, housing, design, heritage and transport. The Council has appointed Kirkwells Planning consultants to support the development of the plan and a steering group is being established. For further information please click the following link:
Access to West Northants Strategic Plan
West Northants Stategic Plan – Sep 19 consultation
You can view all individual planning applications on the appropriate planning website through the following links: