Planning

Planning & The Parish Council

Planning and local development is something that affects us all and the Woodford cum Membris Parish Council has a part to play in local planning matters.

planningAs part of the planning system, your Parish Council can comment on all planning applications within the Parish (it cannot approve or reject them, though). When the Council comments on planning the properties making an application and the reference numbers can always be found in Council Meeting Minutes.

The Council always advises which applications are going to be considered at a Parish Council meeting in the agenda published beforehand. Members of the public can comment to the District Council or to Parish Councillors or the Clerk beforehand or can attend Council meetings to hear planning applications being discussed.

These pages should help you with local planning issues….

Who Approves Local Planning Applications?

What Does The Parish Council Do On Planning?

How Can I Find Out About Local Planning Applications?

How Can I Comment On Or Object To A Planning Application?

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Development?

Since April 2018, Woodford cum Membris has an approved Neighbourhood Development Plan which is used in relation to local planning decisions. You can read about it and download a copy here:-

Woodford’s Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Daventry District Council is considering establishing a conservation area in Woodford Halse. You can find out more about conservation areas here:-

DDC Conservation Area Page