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Drop-in Sessions Cancelled

Having reviewed the Government’s latest advice we have decided that we have to cancel the drop-in sessions planned during the Regulation 14 consultation period.

If there is anyone who cannot review and comment online, or by visiting one of the locations that the plan is on display, then they should contact the Parish Clerk, contact details here, and we will try to make an arrangement for them to see the plan.

We apologise for any inconvenience but the circumstances are exceptional.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening

One of the things that the Neighbourhood plan team has to produce is an assessment as to whether the impact of our plan on the Environment is likely to need a formal detailed strategic environmental assessment (SEA). Our impact assessment has been completed by our consultant and Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, have responded today (11/03/2020) saying:

Natural England considers that, based on the material supplied with the consultation, in so far as our strategic environmental interests are concerned, significant environmental effects resulting from the neighbourhood plan are unlikely. We therefore agree with the conclusion of the SEA screening report that a Strategic Environmental Assessment would not be required.”

This is excellent as a formal screening assessment would need additional time, effort and cost to create. It is good news that a body as important as Natural England agrees we do not need to complete one.

Plan now available To Review

The latest version of the Neighbourhood Plan, and supporting documents is now available to view on our website hpnp.org.uk. For those who prefer to read a paper copy it may be examined at Wootton and Towcester Libraries, in Hackleton Stores, and in the White Hart and Spread Eagle.

We will be holding three drop-in sessions over the consultation period at Hackleton Village Hall Annexe where you may read the plan and make representations:

  • Saturday March 28th                       11am to 2pm,
  • Thursday 2nd April                            11am to 2pm, and 
  • Wednesday 22nd April                   7pm to 9pm.

If you wish to make a formal representation about the plan then the easiest way is to complete a representation form online. Paper forms may be obtained from the locations where the plan is available to be read or from the Parish Clerk. All representations must be received by the clerk by April 24th 2020.

Once this formal consultation is complete we will be one step nearer passing the document to SNC to manage the final stages of its progress.

Regulation 14 Consultation Period Starts

Following your feedback from our Informal Consultation, in October 2019, and further work undertaken as a result, we are now moving on to Formal Consultation, also known as ‘Regulation 14 consultation’.

In accordance with this legal process, you will find our updated draft Neighbourhood Plan here. with its supporting documents. You may read it and make any formal responses before it is passed to South Northants Council (SNC) to proceed with the later steps in the adoption process.

Consultation lasts from 6th March to April 24th 2020. Copies of the Plan, supporting policy maps, and the Regulation 14 Representation Forms are available for reading and downloading on this site. They will also be made available at Wootton and Towcester Libraries, The White Hart, The Spread Eagle, and Hackleton Stores. You may also make any representations online on this website here.

We will be holding three drop in sessions in Hackleton Village Hall Annexe where copies of the Plan can be read and representation forms will be available to complete. Steering group members will be present to answer any questions about the plan. The dates and times for these events are:

■ Saturday 28th March from 11am to 2pm
■ Thursday 2nd April from 11am to 2pm
■ Wednesday 22nd April 7pm to 9pm

Seasons Greetings

The members of the Hackleton Parish Neighbourhood Plan Working Party would like to thank all our web site readers and email followers for their interest in the plan during 2019. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!

Our work will reach a climax in 2020 with the final submission of the plan and the local referendum. We hope that we will continue to enjoy your support as we enter the final phases of making our plan.


Post Consultation Activities

The consultation on the draft plan has now ended and we met on November 1st to review the comments we received from South Northants Council, interested parties, and the community .

SNC approval of planning permission for 21 homes at the top of Lyne Walk on 31st October has obviously had to be taken into account in our deliberations of exactly what the Final Plan should look like.

We have taken all the comments we have received very seriously. In some cases your comments are on matters outside the scope of the plan but we intend to pass those over to those bodies who they concern, be it NCC, SNC or the Parish Council.

We have reviewed the plan in the light of comments and feel some changes are needed. We will now make recommendations to the Parish Council. We will also need to consult SNC further to fully understand their comments and ensure that the plan is clearer in the areas that they question.

Once we have addressed everyone’s comments and made the changes we feel are needed the final plan will go for official consultation and Planning Inspection.

Although the official consultation period is over you may always let the team know what you think at any time by adding a comment to this website.



Last CAll!

Thanks to those of you who have commented on this draft plan.

Don’t forget you only have until midnight on the 28th October to make your comments about the draft Hackleton Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan may be found here http://www.hackletonparishneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/draft-plan-for-consultation-9-2019/

And the comments page is here http://www.hackletonparishneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/test/

You may of course contact us in other ways too:

  • post the comment to Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Quinton Green, Quinton,Northants, NN7 2EF
  • Mark it “Chair, Hackleton Parish NDP Committee”  and pop it in the letterbox at 1 Brook Court, Horton, NN7 2BL

We really do want to hear what you think about the plan!

Consultation ends soon!

Don’t forget you have until midnight on the 28th October to make your comments about the draft Hackleton Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan may be found here http://www.hackletonparishneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/draft-plan-for-consultation-9-2019/

And the comments page is here http://www.hackletonparishneighbourhoodplan.org.uk/test/

You may of course contact us in other ways too:

  • post the comment to Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Quinton Green, Quinton,Northants, NN7 2EF
  • Mark it “Chair, Hackleton Parish NDP Committee”  and pop it in the letterbox at 1 Brook Court, Horton, NN7 2BL

We want to hear, and to be influenced by, comments from as many parishioners as possible to make sure the plan is supported by our community.

Consultation closes on 28th October

If you missed our consultation sessions at the Hackleton Village Hall it does not mean that you cannot read the plan and comment. If you visit the web site you will find the plan here.

To comment use the comment form on the web site or email the clerk at clerk@hackletonparishcouncil.gov.uk. You may also:

  • post the comment to Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Quinton Green, Quinton,Northants, NN7 2EF
  • pop it in the letterbox marked “Chair, Hackleton Parish NDP Committee” at 1 Brook Court, Horton, NN7 2BL

Consultation closes at midnight on 28th October after which the Committee will analyse all the comments and adjust the draft plan to take into account appropriate comments and suggestions. The plan will then go on to its next steps which will be the formal consultation by SNC with planners in SNC and County and other public bodies. Once that is complete and any adjustments made then it will be presented to a planning inspector to ratify. Once that is done a referendum is held in the Parish to approve or reject the plan.

Reminder – Last Consultation Event

Just a quick reminder that the last informal consultation event on will take place on Wednesday 16th in the Hackleton Village Hall Annexe starting at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing visitors and explaining the draft plan.

Of course you may also read the draft plan and the associated policy plans here on this web site and contact us via this web site or as shown on the consultation poster below.