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Harrington Neighbourhood Plan Area

Regulation 16 – Publicising the Plan Proposal

The Council formally received the Harrington Parish Neighbourhood Plan proposal on 24 May 2022.  Links to the documents forming the Plan proposal can be found below.  In accordance with Regulation 16 of the (Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Council is now publicising the Plan proposal for a period of six weeks.  Representations are invited from Monday 13 June until 11.59pm on Monday 25 July. 

Representations should address whether or not the Plan proposal meets the basic conditions and / or other matters that the independent examiner is required to consider under paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended). Representations may also address whether the referendum area should be extended beyond the neighbourhood area. 

It is the responsibility of North Northamptonshire Council to collate any representations made on the submission documents and forward them to the independent examiner.  The examiner, in turn, will examine the Plan proposal and any supporting documentation, including any representations made, and assess whether the proposal is in accordance with the legal requirements and can therefore proceed to a referendum. 

Representations can be made to:

  • or in writing to Planning Policy Team, Development Management Service, Kettering Office, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering. NN15 7QX. 

Hard copies of the Plan proposal and supporting documents are available for public inspection at Kettering Library, Sheep Street, Kettering, NN16 0AY.  Opening times vary, please visit Library Plus Countywide Services website for details. In addition to this the documents listed above can be viewed at the Tollemache Arms, Church Farm Lodges and on the Village Hall noticeboard.

If you wish to view other supporting documents that are not listed above, including Appendices c-h, please also contact the Council using the contact details above.  Alternatively, these documents are available to view on the Neighbourhood Planning section of the Harrington Parish Council website.

If you make a representation and would like to be notified of the Council’s decision following the examiners recommendations, please make a formal request for this in your representation.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice


Submission of the Harrington Parish Neighbourhood Plan Proposal

The Harrington Parish Neighbourhood Plan Proposal was submitted to North Northamptonshire Council.  In accordance with Regulation 15 of the (Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the submission includes the following documents:

Plan Proposal

The Council wrote to Harrington Parish Council on 30 May 2022 to confirm receipt of the Plan proposal and advise that it complies with all of the relevant statutory requirements.   The Plan proposal can therefore be publicised for a period of six weeks before proceeding to an independent examination.  An update will be provided to this posting once dates have been agreed for the six week period.


Harrington Neighbourhood Plan Draft Plan Consultation

Harrington Parish Council is undertaking a consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan.  The consultation commenced on 6 December 2021 and closes on 24 January 2022.  Information on this consultation is available on the Parish Council's website.


Harrington Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening

North Northamptonshire Council undertook a screening assessment of the draft Neighbourhood Plan to determine whether there is a need for a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitat Regulations Assessment to be undertaken.  In accordance with regulation 11(2) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004, a copy of the Screening Determination and SEA and HRA Screening Report, which provides a statement of reasons for the determination, is provided below.


Harrington Neighbourhood Plan Area

Town and Country Planning (General) Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 (and Amendment to Regulations 2015) and Localism Act 2011

Kettering Borough Council received an application from Harrington Parish Council as a relevant body to designate the Parish as the Neighbourhood Plan Area for the Harrington Neighbourhood Plan.

On the 9 September 2019 Kettering Borough Council designated the Parish of Harrington as the Neighbourhood Plan Area for the Harrington Neighbourhood Plan. A copy of the Approval Notice is available to view.

A map of the Harrington Neighbourhood Plan Area is shown below.

Harrington Neighbourhood Plan Map