Category Archives: Public Consultation

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

And the comments page is here

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

And the comments page is here

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 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.

First Consultation Session NOW HELD

We had the first consultation event on Saturday 5th October and were very pleased with the number of people who attended and with the feedback we received. The comments collected will all be analysed and we have already identified one or two areas where we need to do some ‘fine tuning’ before the final version is released for approval by interested organisations and Planning Inspector’s approval.

So thanks to all who attended for their questions and comments which we will be carefully looking at. The photograph below shows the event underway.

Don’t forget that there is another event on the 16th October in the evening so please come along if you want to ask us questions about the plan or make any comments.

Of course the plan is available on this site if you would prefer to read it online. It can be found here. Comments may be made as set out on the card shown below.

Informal Consultation Period Begins Soon

Exciting News!

A lot of progress has been made since the Neighbourhood Plan Committee last updated you!

We can now tell you about the Informal Consultation Process for the Hackleton Parish Neighbourhood Plan – it will begin at the end of September 2019.  Here are the key dates:

28th Sept         Consultation pre-view at the Community Event in the Hackleton Parish Village Hall.

30th Sept         Draft Plan available on and

5th Oct            Consultation Launch Event: 10am-4pm – Annexe, Hackleton Parish Village Hall.

16th Oct          Consultation Event: 6.30pm-9pm – Annexe, Hackleton Parish Village Hall.

28th Oct          Consultation closes.

Please come along to one the events being held, or take a look on-line.  It’s really important that the Parish community stays involved with the Neighbourhood Plan.  Once the Plan is made it passes into law and puts us in the driving seat of development in the Parish – in terms of housing, the environment and well-being.

We are very excited to have got to this stage and we really want you to have your say!

You may comment in the following ways:


The Clerk to the Parish Council, 3 Quinton Green, Quinton, Northants, NN7 2EF

By Hand:

Chairman, Hackleton Parish Council, 1 Brook Court, Horton, Northants, NN7 2BL


Thank-you for your ongoing support – it is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you during the Consultation!

Once we’ve received your comments the Draft Plan will be amended as necessary and go to SNC for a 6 week formal consultation.  After that the Plan will be formally Examined before we ask for your support once to Vote to accept the Plan.

You may still Register to receive updates straight to your inbox as the Consultation process progresses.

Community Day Display

The Neighbourhood Plan team were there at Longland Meadow for the Community Day on Saturday 20th July 2019. Our thanks to Godfrey Tobutt and the Village Hall for providing us with space in their marquee and the laon of boards to display our information.

It was a good chance to make information available to anyone who wanted to talk about the Local Plan and for the team to meet and have a chat in the meadow with members of our community.

Carol shows off the display

We are hoping that by the time of our next display we will have a draft plan for consultation. Getting that completed and reviewed is our current focus.

Initial Analysis of Questionnaires completed at the Plan Event on June 2nd 2018

By Roy Hawkesford


I have completed an initial analysis of the questionnaires and the findings are encouraging.

  • 284 of you attended the event
  • 200 questionnaires, so far, have been returned

The overwhelming response was very positive, in terms of the presentation and what the Parish Council, through the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, is trying to achieve on your behalf.

The display will shortly be available to view on the website and the questionnaire will be there too, if you haven’t already completed it.

We have started to evaluate all of your written comments, but , in the meantime, we thought you might be interested to see some initial statistical findings.

  • 170 (85%) of you were in favour of the MUGA, 20 (10%) against.

If you felt that more housing was needed:

  • 96 (48%) were in favour of Infill only
  • 17 (8%) favoured Outside Confines only
  • 42 (22%) were in favour of both Infill and Outside Confines.

Only a handful actually said you did not want any more housing.

How you rated the six topics, in terms of importance:

  1. Parish Character and Environment
  2. Our Countryside and Natural Resources
  3. Our Community Facilities
  4. Housing
  5. Recreational Facilities
  6. Local Employment

The first two were clear ‘winners’; the next three were close; Local Employment did not fare as well.

  • 28 of you indicated that you would like to join the Steering Group!

In the light of that, we will arrange a meeting for those people to hear in more detail what the group does, what it entails in terms of time, and what skills or specialist knowledge we are looking for. But, before we do that, the existing group members will carry out a full evaluation of what you said in the questionnaire and meet with our consultant to ascertain what we need to be working on next.

We will contact all of you through the email addresses you supplied shortly. Because of the problems with the pens and the form itself, some of the addresses were not as easy to decipher as others. If you haven’t heard anything by the end of the month, it would be useful if you could contact our Clerk with your details.

Finally, 284 is a very high turnout for such an event, and I would like to thank you all for coming to find out about and lend your support to the work we are doing on your behalf. It is a really exciting and challenging project that we hope will result in a parish that we can all be proud of.

Neighbourhood Plan Event Saturday 2nd 2018

282! That is the number of people that we counted attending yesterday’s event. The Chairman of the Parish Council Roy Hawkesford and all the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to thank you for coming and for the time most of you spared to complete our questionnaire.

Don’t forget that you can volunteer to get involved in the creation of the plan, either as a member of the group or as a “contributor” who reviews the material as we produce it, perhaps from a specialist point of view. Simply use the contact form on the web site to get in touch.

For those of you who couldn’t get along to the event we hope to have an online version of the exhibition shortly. We will also get an online version of the questionnaire available so that your views can be heard.

Finally here is a small gallery of what went on yesterday. Click on any image to enlarge it. We will have more pictures of the day later when we have an online exhibition.