The journey

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The Government’s Localism Act is passed giving power to local communities to develop Neighbourhood Plans.

Parish Council started looking into a new Badby Plan to replace the 2000 Parish Appraisal. A meeting was held for parishioners at the Windmill  and from this a start-up group was formed.

Survey  was delivered to all households in the village and the  Survey Summary charts were on display at Badby Fayre. This was a pre-cursor to the development of a Badby Plan.

Stage 1 Designation
Badby Parish as a Neighbourhood Area approved by Daventy District Council in February.
Vision for Badby Group took on the task of producing a Neighbourhood Plan as a representative group of parishioners and they evolved into the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan group with new members joining.

Funding requirements identified and appplication made to Locality, first 6 months of funds released in July.

Stage 2 Preparation of draft plan
Working groups gather baseline information and evidence.

Project Plan  produced

Members of the group engaged and informally consulted with parishioners on why plan is needed. A  leaflet,  followed up with a visit, was delivered to every household in the parish in October.  Results of Village Leafleting

Basic Conditions Outline Mk4  ( June 2016)  prepared,

review of existing evidence and identify gaps, compile new evidence.

Public consultation event held February 27/28 to find out more about the process and review Badby’s progress. Display Boards .   First draft of policies and summary of comments received.

Identify and prioritise key issues and themes and develop key aims, consider sustainabilty, diversity, equality and delivery.

Public consultation event for parishioners Sunday 25th September ‘Does Badby need more housing?’  Display-boards    Summmary of responses 

Work starts on writing plan which is expected to go through several drafts.

Daventry District Council undertook a Housing Survey  within the Parish to assess local housing needs


At the Annual Parish Meeting in April a display of  Views in and around Badby which represent the landscape and setting of Badby Parish was shown. Parishioners were asked to rank their preferences and an online poll was run on the website during May and June. Analysis of Representative Views .

June a  health check  was undertaken on the draft plan, carried out by an independent planning officer prior to submitting the final draft for public consultation.

Revisions were made to plan following health check.

Stage 3   Consultation on final draft of plan

Regulation 14 Consultation ; This is a formal consultation which lasts 6 weeks and includes parishioners, offical bodies and any other interested parties. This was run 26th October to 8th December 2017. More details about the consultation can be found here  but the official consultation on the draft plan has now finished.


Stage 4   Revise plan following consultation

All responses received to the consultation on the the Draft plan were considered and  appropriate changes  made to the Plan.

A Consultation Statement has been written, including submissions received during the Parish consultation and the BPNP Groups responses to these.

Stage 5   Submit the plan to Daventry District Council together with supporting documentation.

March:  Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan Feb 2018, consultation statement , Basic Conditions Statement and Badby SEA & HRA screening report final were submitted to Daventry District Council.

April – May :Regulation 16 Consultation : Daventry District Council consulted for 6 weeks with official bodies and all those who made representations to the Draft Plan. The consultation period ran from Monday 11th April to Friday 25th May.
The Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documentation and representations submitted during the DDC consultation are available on DDC website

July : DDC  Council and Badby Parish Council appointed an independent examiner, Liz Beth, MA, Dip Design in the Built Environment, MRTPI to examine the neighbourhood plan . The examiner considers whether the plan meets the basic conditions of the legislation and also any outstanding objections.
The independent examiner can recommend that the plan proceeds direct to a referendum (i.e. it meets all the legal requirements) or may suggest that modifications are needed to the plan before it proceeds to referendum or that it should not proceed to referendum.

August : The Examiner gave Badby Parish Council as the qualifying body the opportunity to respond to the representations received to the Regulation 16 consultation.
Qualifying body response to  Regulation 16 consultation representations

September : During the course of the examination the Examiner asked a number of questions of clarification. Badby NDP Responses to Examiner’s Questions

October : The Examiner issued her report on 11th October 2018. She has recommended the plan can proceed to referendum  subject to modifications
Badby PNP examination report Oct18

November : DDC Planning Strategy Group of 15th November agreed to recommend to Council  (which meets on 6th December) that BPNP goes forward to referendum on 24th January as approved by the Examiner and DDC to amend their DDLP Part 2 to accord with BPNP. The referendum period is likely to start on 11th December.

December : At its meeting of Council on 6th December 2018 Daventry District Council agreed that the Badby Parish Neighbourhood Plan, as modified by the Examiner’s recommendations, should proceed to referendum.

2019 : Stage 6   Referendum

The referendum took place on Thursday 24th Janaury 2019

A straight majority vote (50% of turnout +1) of those on the Electoral Register who vote in the referendum will be required before the District Council can ‘make’ the plan.

The declaration of results was 90.2% voted Yes and 9.3% voted No.  There was a 43.1% turnout

2019 : Stage 7    Neighbourhood Plan complete

25th January :  following a sccessful referendum result the Neighbourhood Plan for Badby was made and now forms part of the Development Plan for Daventry District Council.

The Neighbourhood plan will be used to help determine planning decisions in the Parish alongside District and National Planning Policies.