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 suggested views in and around Badby which represent the landscape and setting of Badby Parish was shwn. Parishioners were asked to rank their preferences and an online poll was run on the website during May and June.

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

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:  the Plan, Consultation Statement, Basic Conditions Statement and HRA/SEA screening report were submitted to Daventry District Council.

Daventry District Council will consult for 6 weeks with official bodies and all those who made representations to the Draft Plan. The consultation period run from Monday 11th April to Friday 25th May.
The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documentation is available on DDC website along with the consultation details from April 11th.

Independent examination by a jointly appointed examiner, to consider whether the plan meets the basic conditions of the legislation and also any outstanding objections. The examiner can recommend changes before the plan is subjected to a local referendum.

Stage 6   Referendum

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.

Stage 7    Neighbourhood Plan complete

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


4th April 2018