Aston le Walls Parish Council

Serving the people of Aston le Walls

Clerk: Mrs. Gillian Taylor
Timbercroft, Welsh Road
Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

Tel: 01295 660363

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South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 - Inspectors Report Public Notice 2020

South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 - Inspectors Report Public Notice 2020

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:09 by Dick Stephen

South Northamptonshire Part 2 Local Plan

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) and the Town and Country Planning (Local Plans) (England) Regulations 2012

On 22 January 2019 South Northamptonshire Council submitted the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Secretary of State appointed the Planning Inspectorate (an agency of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) to review and examine South Northamptonshire's Local Plan. The Planning Inspectorate assigned Planning Inspector Mr Gareth Fort MRTPI to carry out a review and examination of the Local Plan. The public hearings into the Local Plan took place in June 2019. Consultation on Modifications to the Plan took place October and November 2019 and again in February – March 2020. More »

Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 20 (8) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and regulation 25 (1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 that on 23 June 2020 South Northamptonshire Council received the Inspectors Report into the Examination of the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2.

The Inspector concluded that subject to the recommended main modifications set out in the Appendix to their report, the Local Plan satisfies the requirements of Section 20(5) of the 2004 Act and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The Inspectors' Report into the Local Plan is available to be viewed on the Council's website at the below address:

If any person has difficulty in accessing the Inspectors Report online then they can contact Alan Munn (Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Manager) Tel: 01327 322265 or by email: for assistance.

What happens next?

The Inspectors Report will be considered at South Northamptonshire Council's full Council meeting on 22 July when a decision will be made to formally adopt the Plan. The South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 will then form part of the Development Plan for South Northamptonshire. The policies within the Plan will then be used by the Council to determine planning applications for the future of the area up to 2029.

Jim Newton

Assistant Director

Planning and the Economy

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Chipping Warden A361 road closure at Welsh Road

Chipping Warden A361 road closure at Welsh Road

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:22 by Dick Stephen

As a local resident we are writing to update you on the full road closure on the A361 this weekend, from 8pm Friday 26 June 2020 to 6am Monday 29 June 2020. This is in the area of the Welsh Road junction north of Chipping Warden.

What are we doing?
Our Subcontractor Buckingham Group Ltd with their Traffic Management supplier will be closing the A361 between 8pm on 26 June 2020 until 6am on 29 June 2020. The closure is for road construction works required for the final surfacing of the A361 through the Welsh Road Junction. The A361 diversion route is similar to the diversions put in place for the previous weekends. More »

Please go to for more details about the diversion route.

If you have a question about HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email

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Please Follow the Countryside Code and Be A Responsible Dog Owner

Please Follow the Countryside Code and Be A Responsible Dog Owner

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:09 by Dick Stephen

Please follow the countryside code and be a responsible dog owner

As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease, there has been an increase in the number of people venturing out into the Northamptonshire countryside for some social-distancing exercise.

Although good for the health, Northamptonshire Police is taking the opportunity to encourage visitors to follow the Countryside Code for their own safety, and that of the wildlife and livestock they encounter. More »

There is a more sinister side to not following the rules, and visitors should keep to public footpaths and not walk over fields, always leave gates as they find them or let their dogs foul in the fields or leave poo bags on the ground or tied to fences.

Dog owners are legally responsible for keeping their pets under control at all times, and should keep them on a lead when walking near livestock to prevent animals being injured or killed.

Livestock worrying is the term used to describe a dog being loose around farm animals chasing them in a way which could cause injury or suffering, or attacking them.

It is a criminal offence, which carries a fine of up to £1,000, and under the law, a farmer has the right to shoot and kill a dog which is worrying livestock and cannot be controlled.

Northamptonshire Police Wildlife and Rural Crime Officer, PC Abbey Anstead, said: "Whether farmer or pet owner, the death of an animal is devastating, but all of this is completely avoidable if people walking dogs keep them on a lead and under control around farm animals.

"This simple measure is part of responsible dog ownership, helps to protect pets and livestock alike, and means everyone can enjoy our beautiful countryside both safely and responsibly."

NFU county adviser for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, Harriet Ranson, added: "We want people to enjoy the wonderful Northamptonshire countryside and realise how vital it is for everyone to have that time outside in the fresh air.

"However there is an onus on everyone who lives in and visits rural areas to respect the countryside and its communities and understand these are working farms.

"Sadly during lockdown we have seen an increase in dogs chasing and worrying livestock causing fatal injuries, dog muck not being bagged and binned, gates left open and trespass across conservation land, threatening the wildlife nesting there.

"Please follow the Countryside Code to help everyone enjoy our great outdoors. Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints."

Tips for safe and responsible dog walking around livestock:

• Keep dogs on a lead and under control when walking through fields of livestock
• Always stick to public rights of way and leave all gates as you found them
• If you live beside land where livestock is grazed ensure you know where your dog is at all times, and keep your property secure so your dog cannot escape
• Cows can be curious and may follow walkers. If this happens, keep facing the animal and move calmly and slowly, don't turn your back to it or run
• Steer well clear of young animals and do not try to pet them. Cows and calves will be protective and may become aggressive
• If you feel threatened by cattle when with a dog, let go of the lead so you and the dog can get to safety separately
• Dog owners MUST bag and bin their dog's poo - it carries a parasite called Neospora which causes abortions in animals and the bags left on the ground can be ingested and cause slow painful deaths, or bailed into silage and eaten that way

Incidents of livestock worrying should be reported online to the police or by calling the non-emergency 101 number. If the dog is in the process of worrying livestock and cannot be stopped, please call 999.

Anyone who shoots a dog to prevent livestock worrying must notify the police within 48 hours. » Less