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Rothwell & Desborough Urban Extension AAP

Rothwell & Desborough Urban Extension Area Action Plan (AAP)


This Area Action Plan (AAP) is being prepared to guide the development of Sustainable Urban Extensions (SUEs) at Rothwell and Desborough. The Plan will set out the vision and detailed policies for the SUEs including the identification of housing, employment, recreation and other land uses. The AAP once adopted will form part of the North Northamptonshire Local Development Framework (LDF).

The AAP takes into account views of stakeholders and residents who made comments during the Northamptonshire County Structure Plan - Rothwell and Desborough Stategic Development Area consultation between 2001-2005, the Preferred Options Paper consultation in October/November 2006 and a Position Statement update and revisions paper in February 2009. A consultation on the proposed submission plan took place in December 2009 to February 2010.  The Council has consulted all key stakeholders at all stages in the preparation of this DPD.

There is a Borough Council resolution to submit the Rothwell & Desborough Urban Extension AAP.  The AAPs submission was delayed pending progress with the Kettering Town Centre AAP.  It was intended that fresh progress with the Rothwell & Desborough Urban Extension AAP be made following the Kettering Town Centre AAP Examination, this Examination took place in March 2011.

The Council subsequently received outline planning applications for both favoured sites at Rothwell and Desborough.  As a result submission of the AAP has been put on hold pending determination of the applications.  If the AAP is to be submitted to the Secretary, the view is that this should be revisited and endorsed by Members of the Planning Policy Committee.

Last updated: 11/02/2013

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