Evenley Village
Evenley Village
Evenley Village
Evenley Village
Evenley Village

Planning Issues

Evenley Parish Council receives details of applications from West Northamptonshire Council (WNC). The clerk then submits the views of Evenley Parish Council's nominated planning representatives who take into account the views of local residents. 


To view/make comments on applications

For guidance on WNC planning regulations and to view/make individual comments on an application please visit: http://snc.planning-register.co.uk/

For a list of outstanding planning applications in Evenley, please see the assocatied agenda.

EPC representatives look at each application and make recommendations to the full council. They may choose to visit the applicant and if necessary the immediate neighbours to help form an opinion.

They maintain the principles of the latest approved version of the Evenley Parish Plan and Village Design Statement in any proposals affecting the parish.

The council will respond to consultations on planning proposals in the parish as set out below.


Where the members of the council agree a planning-application is non-contentious and the deadline for response is before the next scheduled meeting, the council delegates authority to the clerk to respond to the application on the council's behalf.  In doing so the clerk may seek and obtain representations from any member of the council by any method in order to inform the response.

Where an application is considered contentious and/or complex, an extraordinary meeting will be called to discuss all information obtained by the councillors and giving the applicant and parishioners the opportunity to express their views before a decision is made.

For guidance on WNC planning regulations and to view/make individual comments on an application please visit: http://snc.planning-register.co.uk/




29th October 2019

It has come to the attention of Evenley Parish Council that some 575 acres of land within the boundary of Evenley - off the Charlton Road and along the A43 - is up for sale. 

It is being marketed as ‘a strategic development opportunity for a potential new settlement’ . The company marketing it on behalf of two local landowners are looking for a partner to seek planning permission in the future.

We have been advised by our district councillor that it speculative.  She says that ‘at the moment there is no policy that would deem this site as acceptable but they are clearly hoping that this will change in the review’.  That review is the West Northants Strategic Plan which is currently being worked on.

 Evenley Parish Council is however taking a proactive approach and is trying to find out more and has requested a meeting with South Northants planning department. We will keep parishioners up to date with news, progress, developments etc to avoid any misinformation around the parish. 

UPDATE 08.11.2019 

Letter sent to Colin Staves, Principal Spatial Planner at West Northamptonshire Council

Response from Colin Staves to above letter: 

'As you are aware the recent Issues consultation on the emerging West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan did include a ‘call for sites’ exercise. The deadline for responses was the 11th October. Whilst we are not yet in a position to publish these responses I can confirm that we did not receive any representation in respect of the land to the west of the A43 near Evenley. We will of course keep the Parish Council informed as we progress to the next stage of Spatial Options'.