Planning

The Parish Council is asked for its views on all planning applications affecting the village. The Council does not have any powers to accept or reject applications, but its views are considered when the application is determined by the relevant authority.

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) maintains an on-line register of all planning applications submitted from 1974 up to the present. The register includes a brief description of the proposal, the address of the site, and the status of the application. You can access the Milton Malsor section of this register by clicking on the Search button.

Howdens' proposed development

Latest News: Howdens' development proposal was withdrawn on 4th June as explained in this letter. However, Roxhill Developments will still be looking for other customers so it is important to stay vigilent!

Howdens (the kitchen and joinery company) said they needed to plan for future expansion and move from Brackmills. They wanted an enormous site - many times the size of their present one - entirely within Milton Malsor Parish. It would have been 2.67 million square feet in area (1/3 of the Parish), 1.25km long on 350 acres of farmland, been 60ft high, and removed two ancient footpaths. Its impact is shown clearly in this Parish Map:

Parish map

The planning application provoked overwhelming opposition from local communities. By June 2015 there were nearly 400 objections from individuals and their Parish Councils based on traffic issues, air and noise pollution, loss of countryside; the application was also contrary to the Core Strategy and Local Plans.

Walk the Walk - a gentle stroll along one of the ancient footpaths was planned for 7th June; it went ahead despite withdrawal of the proposal in order to raise awareness of potential future developments and impacts.

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