The Localism Act of 2011 has given Parish Councils the power to shape what their neighbourhood will look like in the future.
Rothwell Town Council has made the decision to take on these new powers and to prepare what is known as a 'Neighbourhood Plan'. Once finalised, this will help ensure that important local green spaces are protected from development; that heritage assets are safeguarded and that any new housing or business development is controlled and meets local needs in terms of type, location and appearance. The Neighbourhood Plan, once approved, will be an important document that has to be taken into account by North Northamptonshire Council when determining planning applications.
The Town Council, with professional support, will drive this process forward over the next 12-18 months or so, but it needs YOUR involvement NOW to make sure that the Neighbourhood Plan truly reflects the wishes and aspirations of local people. In the coming months there will be a wide range of opportunities for you to have your say so watch out for this so that you can contribute to the Neighbourhood Plan as it develops and find out how it is progressing – starting with a questionnaire that will ask questions about what you would like to see Rothwell look like in the future. The questionnaire will launch on Monday 17th January 2022 and will be available for 3 weeks, closing Sunday February 6th 2022
This will be followed by a drop-in event at Rothwell Methodist Church on 22 January 2022 between 10:00 am and 13.00.
We want to hear from you about what is good or bad about living and working here so that we can understand what needs to change.
This is your chance to really make a difference to the future of Rothwell.
We hope you will become involved and help the Town Council to deliver a Neighbourhood Plan that truly reflects local need.
Map showing Rothwell's Neighbourhood Plan Area (PDF, 9.5 Mb)
Map showing Rothwell's Neighbourhood Plan Area
Map showing Rothwell's Conservation Area (PDF, 1.6 Mb)
Map showing Rothwell's Conservation Area
Map showing Rothwell's Settlement Boundary (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
Map showing Rothwell's Settlement Boundary