Social Housing at Gouldens View, Norton

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Associationare building a new development at Gouldens View, Norton. The development includes

For Rent:

2 x 2 bed bungalows

2 x 2 bed houses for rent

1 x 3 bed house for rent

For Shared Ownership:

2 x 2 bed houses

1 x 3 bed house

Open Market Sales through the developers Snowdens:

Plots 7 & 10 will be for open market sale. These are dormer bungalows, plus 2 x self build plots.  More details to follow.

This development is built on what is known as an exception site. This meansthat local connection to the village is prioritised alongside housing need.

Interested applicants can register their interest with NRHAat

But to be considered for a property, all applicants for the rental units must be on the Housing Register withDaventry Homechoice. You can apply online at:

Once available to let, properties are advertised online with Daventry HomeChoice. Registered applicants will have the opportunity to bid for a property. When the advertising week closes, Daventry Homechoice  will go through all applicants who made a bid and allocate according to housing need and local connection. If no one with required housing need and local connection has bid, then they would look at adjoining parish connections and then district connections. Daventry Homechoice then send through successful applicants to NRHA in priority order. NRHA carry out home interviews and confirm affordability and local connection of the applicant.

For more information you can contact Mark Boon or Claire Baggaley at NRHA –

A5 Kilsby to Weedon – Notification of Essential Maintenance

A5 Weedon

Highways England have issued notification that they intend to perform essential maintenance on the A5 between the A45 in Weedon and Kilsby.

Work is due to start on 4th March and is scheduled to be completed by the end of October 2019. For safety reasons and to minimise disruption, the A5 will be closed to through traffic during the following times

A5 New Inn
  • Monday to Thursday – between 8pm and 6am
  • Friday to Monday – between 8pm and 6am With some full weekend closures on selected weekends

Highways England hope to ensure that access to businesses and residences are maintained wherever possible and have provided a map detailing the proposed closures . The map is available below

Be aware of new dog control powers

From December, as part of new rules being introduced by Daventry District Council, dogs must be kept on leads around schools and in cemeteries and memorial gardens.

The new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) will also limit the number of dogs that can be walked by one person at one time to six, and prohibit smoking in fenced-off play areas.

The new PSPO, which will come into force on 1 December, also includes all the rules set out under the existing PSPO, which state owners must:

  • Pick up after their dog
  • Carry the means to pick up after their dog
  • Prevent their dog from entering a fenced-off children’s play area
  • Put their dog on a lead when requested by an authorised officer
  • Keep their dog on a lead around the café area at Daventry Country Park.

DDC will be working alongside schools and parish councils across the District in the weeks leading up to 1 December in order to agree appropriate boundaries and signage for the regulations requiring dogs to be put on leads.

The boundaries around schools will focus mainly on entries and exits and will apply only on school days. No smoking signage will also be added to fenced-off children’s play areas.

Anyone who breaks one of the orders risks a £100 on-the-spot fine or, in serious cases, prosecution, though the additional new regulations will only be full enforced from April 1.

Cllr Richard Auger, Environmental Health and Housing Portfolio Holder on Daventry District Council, said: “The additional regulations set out in the new PSPO were introduced following public consultation on what powers they felt were needed to deal with the small minority of irresponsible dog owners who persistently fail to properly control or pick up after their pet.

“We are very supportive of our residents in their desire to create a cleaner and safer environment for everyone who wishes to enjoy our District’s public open spaces.

“We will be doing a lot of work in the coming weeks to prepare for the new regulations and inform residents, but I would encourage all dog owners to take heed of the new rules, so that they do not fall foul of them come their introduction on 1 December.”

You can find out more at

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 consultation

Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 consultation

You may be aware that Daventry District Council will be consulting on the Proposed Submission Settlements and Countryside Local Plan Part 2 in the middle of August, following approval by Full Council on the 26th July 2018. You can view the Plan and the accompanying policies maps at the following webpage:

 The consultation will start on the 13th August and close at 4.30pm on the 5th October 2018. Daventry Town Council, Parish Councils and Parish Meetings will be sent a hard copy of the Proposed Submission Local Plan and map book the week beginning the 13th August.

 The consultation documents and supporting materials will be available to view from the Council’s webpages , the Council’s Lodge Road offices and libraries at Brixworth, Daventry, Long Buckby, Moulton and Woodford Halse from the 13th August. A permanent exhibition will also be set up in the Lodge Road reception area.

 During the first two weeks of September the Council will be holding four public exhibitions across the District. These are open to anyone who wishes to find out more about the Local Plan and members of the Local Strategy Team will be available to answer questions. A poster has been produced to publicise the exhibitions, an electronic copy of which is attached for your information. A hard copy of the poster will be sent with the plan and map book.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the Local Strategy Team if you have any questions about the Proposed Submission Local Plan Part 2 or the consultation arrangements.

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation – Enhanced Dog Control Powers

Daventry District Council is considering amending a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), giving its enforcement officers broader powers to deal with dog owners who fail to properly control their pets in public open spaces across the district.  As well as testing those laws already in place, the Council is keen to take advantage of this opportunity to expand the requirements of the existing Public Spaces Protection Order and consult on more innovative ideas which would extend the remit to encompass other pressing local issues that fall within the description of antisocial behaviour.  Comments of the Parish Council on the proposals are requested during a statutory consultation period from Tuesday 29th May 2018 to Tuesday 24th July 2018.

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