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2011 Northamptonshire Expansion Plans:     

16 Feb 2011  -  WNJPU returns to 2007 Expansion Plans

It is useful to compare the current expansion plans for the area directly around Northampton with those that were published in both 2007 and 2009.  The information on this page is just a visual comparison, not a detailed analysis.  

Links are provided to enable you to look at the documentation on the WNJPU's website. However these are usually from quite large file downloads.  Therefore, slightly larger copies of the maps (but using smaller files) can be opened by clicking on each of the images below.

 

2011 Options

One map in particular in the Pre-Submission Joint Core Strategy indicates the latest proposals for housing expansion in and around Northampton.

Seven 'Sustainable Urban Extensions' (SUEs)  are illustrated here in orange.  The green areas are open spaces.


In the new proposals the projected number of homes has been significantly reduced, and more will be allocated to brown field sites.  The remaining allocations have been spread in extensions around the town outskirts.

  

A very large version of the map can be downloaded by linking here to the Pre-Submission JCS page on the WNJPU website. Look for the download with the following title:

  

Figure 4 – Northampton Related Development Area Map (3Mb) 

 

Click on the image below to view a slightly larger version of the map.

  Click on the image to open a larger version of the map 

 

2009 Options

The following map was published in the Emergent Joint Core Strategy in 2009.

The map clearly shows the WNJPU preferred options for growth in green.  The four areas in blue illustrate locations where planning applications had already been received.

Note that several of these areas cover similar areas in the current 2011 plans.

The map can be found in the current version of  'Emergent Joint Core Strategy'  on the WNJPU website by linking here to their 'Consultations' page. 

The map can be found on page 39 of the pdf document, but this is displayed as page 33.

 

Click on the image to view a slightly larger version of the map.

     Click on the image to open a larger version of the map

                

2007 Options

One further map of interest here was also published in the 2009 Emergent Joint Core Strategy.  

It can be found on page 86 (page 80 on the screen) of the version the 2009 Strategy that is currently on the WNJPU site.  The whole document may be downloaded using this link to the 'Consultations' page of the JPU website.

Although this map was published in the 2009 Strategy, it outlines the preferred areas for growth as defined in 2007.  These areas are identified as N01, N02, N03 and N04.

The yellow areas, identified as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, highlight the areas under review in 2009.

Again many of the areas in the 2011 proposals reflect the earlier options.

Click on the image to view a slightly larger version of the map.

  Click on the image to open a larger version of the map

 

If you wish to view further details, please visit the following pages by clicking on the links:

Northampton Expansion Analysis

Northampton Expansion Review

 

 

Date last updated:  18 Feb 2011                                                                                         Valid until:  31 Dec 2026