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Residents have their say on South Northamptonshire’s housing needs

Residents have their say on South Northamptonshire’s housing needs

South Northants residents have helped define a clear set of housing needs as the reorganisation of local government in the county continues to progress.On Monday, 8 July the South Northants Council (SNC) Cabinet adopted the council's Housing Strategy which will guide developers and social housing providers towards the delivery of housing needed by the district between now and 2022.During a four-week public consultation in spring 2019, 202 comments were made on the draft strategy, mostly by district residents but also by social housing providers, SNC members, county council colleagues, voluntary and community groups, and SNC staff.Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC's portfolio holder for Wellbeing, said: "It is not a requirement for the council to have a Housing Strategy, but it is best practice."And with great changes ahead for the county we see it as important that the needs of South Northants residents' are clearly defined and built upon robust evidence."We're incredibly grateful to members of the public, partner agencies and SNC staff for the valuable contributions they made via the consultation."The new strategy's three priorities are: building homes people need and can afford, enabling people to live settled lives, and developing strong partnerships that help provide services that meet the needs of residents.As a result of the consultation additional targets were include in the strategy before adoption, including: to work with partners to develop options for older people and those with specialist housing needs, to explore technology that allows people to stay in their homes longer, and to make people more aware of what affordable housing means and how it can be accessed.For more information, visit -

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:22 by Deborah Rush

Launch of Summer Fire Safey Campaign

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service last year attended a significant number of grass fires affecting everything from parks to gardens and roadside areas. Please see guidance document for advice on how to stay safe.

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:12 by Deborah Rush

Draft policy to protect air we breathe

Draft policy to protect air we breathe

People in South Northamptonshire will be asked what they think about a new planning policy which will make developers consider their impact on air quality.South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) draft Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is designed to give developers clear information on how their applications will be judged in terms of air quality.A public consultation seeking representations on the draft SPD will run from Monday, 15 July until 4pm Friday, 16 August 2019.Cllr Phil Bignell, portfolio holder for planning, said: "Good air quality is a fundamental to a long and happy life."We believe this draft policy is a big step towards improving and protecting the district's environment and I would urge people to read the document and share their opinions to ensure the policy is the best it can be."The Draft Air Quality SPD can be viewed on South Northamptonshire Councils website at the following link: from 15 July.Hard copies of the SPD are also available from the SNC offices at The Forum in Towcester and from libraries across the district.END

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:07 by Deborah Rush

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