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Barnwell Parish Council

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan

On 18 January 2022, Barnwell Parish Council approved the Draft Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan for submission to North Northamptonshire Council in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning General Regulations 2012 (as amended). The Draft Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted along with a Basic Conditions Statement, Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening, Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening and Consultation Statement.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan

The Plan that has been submitted to North Northamptonshire Council for publication under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

Barnwell Design Code

The main objective of the Barnwell Design Code is to develop design guidelines that any potential development in Barnwell, including infill development, should follow in order to retain and protect the rural, tranquil character and historic beauty of the area. The Barnwell Design Code has been prepared as a separate document, but forms part of our Neighbourhood Plan so that it can be used in the determination of planning applications.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Basic Condition Statement

The Basic Conditions Statement explains how the proposed neighbourhood development plan meets the requirements of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4B to the 1990 Town Country Planning Act and regulations

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement

The purpose of the Screening Statement is to set out a screening opinion in relation to whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process is required to accompany the development of the Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening Statement

The aim of this Screening Report is to assess whether there are likely to be significant effects on European Sites as a result of the emerging policies set out in the pre-submission draft Neighbourhood Plan that would necessitate the production of a full Habitat Regulations Assessment.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement

The Consultation Statement contains details of the persons and bodies who were consulted about the proposed neighbourhood development plan, how they were consulted and summarises the main issues and concerns raised.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

The Plan is being prepared by Barnwell Parish Council, supported by the Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group which is made up of Parish Councillors and local residents who have volunteered to help.

Consultation and Engagement

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 require neighbourhood planning groups and local planning authorities to undertake publicity in a manner that is likely to bring it to the attention of people who live, work or carry on business in the neighbourhood area at particular stages of the process. Below are some details of the steps we have taken to engage the community and others in shaping the development of the Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan.

2014 Questionnaire

This initial public consultation in May 2014 involved two copies of a questionnaire being delivered to all households in the Neighbourhood Area.

Consultation Meetings and Open Day

On every Monday evening, throughout March and April 2015, Neighbourhood Plan Drop-In session took place at the local village pub, the Montagu Arms. These Drop-In Sessions culminated and ended with a Neighbourhood Plan Open Day on 18 April 2015. This was held in Barnwell Village Hall.

2018 Questionnaire

In April 2018 a questionnaire survey of all those on the electoral register for the parish was undertaken to explore in more detail some of the issues raised by the earlier consultation and to identify the keys issues that the neighbourhood plan needed to look at. It also provided an opportunity for local people to have a further say about the future of the parish.

2018 Questionnaire

2018 Questionnaire Responses

Draft Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan

Under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, a pre-submission consultation period on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for Barnwell ran from 14 June 2021 to 9 August 2021.

A full copy of the (Pre-Submission) Draft Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying Design Code was distributed to local households so that all groups in the community were sufficiently engaged, including those without internet access.

All representations and comments received have been considered by Barnwell Parish Council and used to amend the Pre-Submission Draft of the Plan.

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan: Pre-Submission

Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan: Design Code


The Barnwell Neighbourhood Plan Area

Barnwell parish was designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 12 Feb 2014. The Qualifying Body is Barnwell Parish Council.

Application for Neighbourhood Area Designation

Notice of Designation

Map of Neighbourhood Area

National Planning Policy Framework

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was first published on 27 March 2012 and updated on 24 July 2018, 19 February 2019 and 20 July 2021. This sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

The planning practice guidance to support the framework is published online.

National Planning Policy Framework

Planning Practice Guidance

The Local Plan

Following local government reorganisation, North Northamptonshire Council came into being on 1 April 2021. The North Northamptonshire unitary covers the former district and borough councils of Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough which have been abolished.

The Parish of Barnwell is covered by the following development plan documents, which make up the Local Plan (strategic and non-strategic policies):

North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy 2011-2031

The North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy is the overall strategic plan for North Northamptonshire. It was adopted in July 2016.

Local Plan Part 2 - Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan

The Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan (RNOTP), the Local Plan Part 2 (site specific policies), was adopted by the former East Northamptonshire Council on 18 July 2011. Many policies from the RNOTP were replaced by the new Joint Core Strategy policies, with effect from 14 July 2016.

Replacement District wide Local Plan Part 2

The former East Northamptonshire Council started preparing a District-wide Local Plan Part 2 in January 2017. This will replace remaining policies from the 2011 Rural North, Oundle and Thrapston Plan (RNOTP) and the 1996 East Northamptonshire District Local Plan (DLP), where such policies have not been, or are being, replaced by an equivalent policy in a Neighbourhood Plan.

The Local Plan Part 2 was submitted to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Planning Inspectorate) on 29 March 2021.

Heritage and Village Identity

Statutory List

Barnwell Conservation Area

Barnwell Archaeological Monuments

Barnwell Buildings

Barnwell monuments (E)

Barnwell monuments (N)

Barnwell monuments (SE)

Barnwell monuments (S)

Barnwell Monuments (C)

National Design Guide

National Model Design Code

Local Green Spaces

1. Village Hall Field

2. Church Walk and Close

3. Tilting Ground

4. Parson's Close

5. Recreation Field

6. The Green

7. St Andrew's Brook

8. All Saints Brook

9. Lower Barnwell Brook

10. All Saints Churchyard

11. St Andrews Churchyard

12. Frontage to Manor House and Gardens

13. Frontage to Montagu House and Friars Close Farm

Traffic and Parking

Countryside and Countryside Access

Northamptonshire Vales National Character Area

Northamptonshire Landscape Character Assessment

Nene Way National Long-Distance Footpath

The Greenway

2015 Oundle Cycle Network Study

Lilford Lodge Farm Solar Tracker Project


Local Plan Part 2 – Housing requirements: Rural areas

Local Plan Part 2 – Housing requirements: Urban areas

Barnwell Village Boundary Methodology

Ecology and Biodiversity

Northamptonshire Biodiversity Record

Barnwell Country Park


Oundle Marina

East Northants Employment Land Review


You can view "Data_All_180607 (1).pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell - Questionnaire Amended.pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell Archaeological Monuments.pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell buildings.pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell monuments (E).pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell monuments (N).pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell monuments Fig (SE).pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell Monuments Fig.pdf" at:
You can view "Barnwell monuments fig (S).pdf" at:
You can view "Heritage list.pdf" at:
You can view "lilford_lodge_farm_a_solar_tracker_project.pdf" at:
You can view "Limits to Development.docx" at:
You can view "NBRC Report 18-147 - Barwell Parish - Nicki Phillips.pdf" at:
You can view "01 Village Hall Field.pdf" at:
You can view "02 Church Walk and Close.pdf" at:
You can view "03 Tilting Ground.pdf" at:
You can view "04 Parson's Close.pdf" at:
You can view "05 Recreation Field.pdf" at:
You can view "06 The Green.pdf" at:
You can view "07 St Andrew's Brook.pdf" at:
You can view "08 All Saints Brook.pdf" at:
You can view "09 Lower Barnwell Brook.pdf" at:
You can view "10 All Saints Churchyard.pdf" at:
You can view "11 St Andrews Churchyard.pdf" at:
You can view "12 Frontage to Manor House and Gardens.pdf" at:
You can view "13 Friars Close Farm.pdf" at:

Neighbourhood Plan

Members of the Steering Group are:

Heather Hanlon - Chair

Bob Pallash - Vice Chair

Tim Herring

Helma Veeger

Graham Wise

Jeanne de Bock

Werner de Bock

Sarah Utley

Joe Croser

Please see below copies of all Barnwell NHP documents.

File NameLast ModifiedFile Size
200722_Barnwell_final 3.pdf08 June 20213.37MB
Draft Pre Submission Plan v10c A4 version 2 1.pdf08 June 202116.89MB
Draft Submission Plan v2a.pdf12 April 20225.27MB
ndp terms of ref v2.pdf06 March 2019181kB
ndp terms of ref.pdf01 August 2018111kB
Questionnaire results.pdf25 September 2019457kB
Representation Form.pdf08 June 202172kB


File NameLast ModifiedFile Size
minutes 2017 07 27.pdf01 August 2018201kB
minutes 2018 07 31.pdf06 March 2019292kB
minutes 2018 11 16.pdf06 March 2019369kB
minutes 2019 06 17.pdf25 September 2019990kB
minutes 2019 07 08.pdf25 September 201920kB
minutes 2019 09 05.pdf25 September 2019101kB
Minutes 2021 02 04.pdf12 February 2021287kB
Minutes_NHP 21_02_09.pdf16 April 2021524kB
Minutes_NHP 21_02_24.pdf16 April 2021288kB
Minutes_NHP 21_04_01.pdf16 April 2021290kB
Minutes_NHP 21_10_11.pdf12 October 2021188kB