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Legal challenges to Neighbourhood Plan

Oundle’s Neighbourhood Plan has progressed to John Parmiter, the independent examiner appointed to review whether the plan meets “the basic conditions” and other relevant legal requirements. An unexpected obstacle to…

Controversial planning permission put on hold

Facing a large audience of concerned residents on November 13, East Northamptonshire Council Planning Management Committee considered two highly contentious applications for large housing developments in Oundle. The applications for…

The future of Fletton Field in dispute

In the face of fierce opposition from the Oundle community and the Oundle Town Council, Northamptonshire County Council is continuing its efforts to sell Fletton Field for development. The NCC’s…

A narrow win returns a Conservative councillor to NCC

A narrow win returns a Conservative councillor to NCC

In the by-election for the Oundle ward of Northamptonshire County Council held on 21 February, the Conservative candidate Annabel de Capell Brooke emerged victorious. However, the Conservatives received a smaller…

County council resumes responsibility for road gritting

Conservative leader Cllr Matt Golby announced that Northamptonshire County Council will reverse its precautionary gritting policy. Last October, the NCC decided to reduce the total length of roads gritted from…

Residents say: Please “Fix My Street”

Northamptonshire is the latest council to adopt FixMyStreet as their official street reporting system. If you come across something amiss on the streets of Oundle, you can file a report…

Tresham Garden Village development approved

A masterplan proposing the development of a “garden village” in Deenethorpe has been adopted by the East Northamptonshire Council. The masterplan is part of a nationwide scheme to help boost…

ENC draft Local Plan raises objections to housing plans

The East Northamptonshire County planning authority has submitted for consultation a new Local Plan that will have a far reaching impact on developments within Oundle, and on the Oundle Neighbourhood…

A year of disruption and change at NCC

Feeling confused about how this came to pass, and what lies ahead? Here is a timeline of the events and decisions that have been rolled out over the last year.…

Unitary plans for Northamptonshire get green light

Unitary plans for Northamptonshire get green light

Northamptonshire County Council is to be split into two unitary authorities, said Inspector Max Caller, following a financial crisis affecting the NCC over the last year. The eight principal councils…