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Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan 2011-2029

Summary

Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan will form part of the Local Plan for Daventry District and will be used in the determination of planning applications within the Brixworth Parish. The plan has been drawn up following extensive interviews and answers to a questionnaire delivered to all residents last year. It has to comply with National and Local Government requirements as well as EU Law. Brixworth has seen rapid housing growth over recent years – beyond that envisaged for the area. Residents feel that future housing growth should be limited because the shops, roads, school and medical facilities are at or near capacity for the present population. A development at the village entrance on Northampton Road (Barratts Phase 2) should be the last large piece of the development jigsaw for the period of the plan. Required infrastructure improvements arising from this development include a new and enlarged doctors’ surgery with car parking, advance funding to increase the capacity at the school and additional parking at the Library & Community Centre. The Brixworth Neighbourhood Development Plan proposes that no large scale development beyond this will be supported – only limited infill. The plan promotes the protection of vital community services, open spaces, footpaths community buildings and the Conservation Area. It also highlights the valued views into and from the village and builds on the work of the Village Design Statement. The draft plan has been prepared by The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, who are all residents and volunteers, and we would like your views before it is put into its final version. It also has to be submitted to a range of statutory organisations for their comments. Finally, it will need to be approved by village residents in a referendum organised by Daventry District Council. All who are on the electoral roll will have the opportunity to vote