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Council adopts vision for future of Daventry Town Centre
Fri, 19 Mar 2021

A fresh vision to enhance and improve Daventry town centre over the next 14 years has been adopted by Daventry District Council (DDC).

New measures to protect heritage of villages
Thu, 18 Mar 2021

New conservation areas have been designated in Long Buckby and Clipston as part of a project to protect the architectural and historic interest parishes across Daventry District.

District councillors also approved amendments to existing conservation areas in Creaton, Badby, Great Brington and Preston Capes.

A number of individual buildings across the five parishes were 'locally listed', and there are proposals to put in place an Article 4 direction to protect historic features on a range of properties in the villages.

Appraisal and management plans for the conservation areas were also adopted as supplementary planning documents, meaning they will be used to help determine planning decisions in those parishes in future.

The measures were agreed by Daventry District Council (DDC) during it final meeting of Full Council on Thursday 18 March, and will continue to be in effect under the new West Northamptonshire Council which will replace DDC this Thursday (1 April).

They are part of a wider programme of reviews of the District's conservation areas, which put in place tighter planning controls for anyone seeking permission to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area.

A total of 27 reviews have now been completed since the programme began, helping to protect the architectural and historic interest of parishes across Daventry District.

More information about the conservation areas will be available from

Anyone with questions about planning controls should contact the Council's Development Control department.

Tue, 16 Mar 2021

Cooking Good is a healthy eating project led by Health-Works and are funded by Public Health England to deliver home cooking experiences to families in the more rural areas of Daventry and South Northants. The two lead consultants from Health Works are Lorraine Hirst and Louisa Gregory who are delivering training to volunteers.

The original project aim was to help families cook straight-forward family meals by providing teaching sessions in small groups in accessible venues or in families' own homes. However, given the current Coronavirus crisis they had to find alternative ways to reach the families with ideas and tools to help them cook more nutritious meals on a budget. By providing useful cooking videos and online easy-to-cook recipes, they aim to bring families together around the simple activity of cooking and eating good food.​

Mon, 15 Mar 2021

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People are invited to give their views on plans which aim to protect the historic interest of two areas in Daventry District. Daventry District Council (DDC) has produced a draft appraisal and management plan setting out proposals to create a new Conservation Area in Spratton.

It has also drafted a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Overstone Hall, providing information on the special architectural and historic interest of the hall and setting out a framework for planning applications and decisions which could affect the significance of the grade II listed building. Public consultations on both documents have been launched on Monday 15 March and people have until 5pm on Monday 26 April to have their say.

Copies of each document together with details of how to give feedback can be found by clicking the title above.

Copies can also be posted on request by emailing

People are also invited to online exhibitions to find out more:

• An online session to discuss the Spratton conservation area consultation will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 1 April

• The online session to discuss the Overstone Hall SPD takes place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13 April.

People can register to attend a session by emailing

The consultations are part of a wider review of the District's conservation areas – places considered worthy of preservation or enhancement because of their special architectural or historic interest.

Designation as a conservation area puts in place tighter planning controls for anyone seeking to alter or demolish a building, or carry out work to trees, in order to maintain the special interest of the area

Parish and Town Councils’ Liaison Meeting 25 February 2021
Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Parish and Town Councils' Liaison Meeting
25 February 2021

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