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Would you like to get involved in Staverton Neighbourhood Development Plan?

What is neighbourhood planning?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community’s needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

What are the benefits to a community of developing a neighbourhood plan or Order?

Neighbourhood planning enables communities to play a much stronger role in shaping the areas in which they live and work and in supporting new development proposals. This is because unlike the parish, village or town plans that communities may have prepared, a neighbourhood plan forms part of the development plan and sits alongside the local plan prepared by the local planning authority. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the local plan and the neighbourhood plan, and any other material considerations.

Neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for communities to set out a positive vision for how they want their community to develop over the next 10, 15, 20 years in ways that meet identified local need and make sense for local people. They can put in place planning policies that will help deliver that vision or grant planning permission for the development they want to see.

If you’d like to get involved please contact the clerk on:

Phone: 01327 301570


Planting of Staverton’s Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Tree

Saturday morning of 22nd January saw the planting of the Staverton Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee Tree. The tree is a Carpinus Betulus ‘Frans Fontain’ otherwise known as a (Horn Beam) and was planted on the Braunston Lane triangle. The Parish celebrities chosen for the planting were, Ethel Shaw who has lived in the Parish for 72 years and is also believed to be our oldest resident, and Jessica Eborall who is our youngest Parishioner and pupil who attends the Staverton School in Reception year.  It is envisaged that the tree will play an important part in the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations planned for the Summer.

How the tree with look:

Images from the day:

Summer reading challenge 2021 – Children/Adults

Every year Northamptonshire Libraries deliver the Summer Reading Challenge, which challenges children to read 6 books during the summer holidays. It has been proven that children who don’t continue reading during the summer have a lower reading age when they return to school in September than that before the summer.

You can find out more about the challenge on our webpage: or on our facebook page:

There is also an adult reading challenge this year called Fully Booked, this will run for 6 months, from the 10th July, Full information about this, and the companion podcast, can be found at