Disclaimer/ Copyright/ Personal Data - Terms and Conditions

Searching, Viewing and Commenting on Planning Applications, Submission of Pre-Applications and Enforcement Queries

The material on this website may not represent the full extent of information available in respect of planning applications, or necessarily all that retained on the Statutory Planning Register and held by the Planning Authority. Certain information may be withheld from Internet publication. Access to the full content of planning applications will continue to be available at the Council offices. Please do not rely on any information from this site as an alternative to traditional searches. If you have any reason to believe that any information is incorrect, please let us know (see contact details on the right). By using the planning online service you agree to accept all liability and indemnify West Northamptonshire Council from any liability in respect of any actions, suits, claims, costs, expenses, damages and demands whatsoever in respect of any documents obtained via this website.

Copyright Notice

Plans, drawings and other material submitted to West Northamptonshire Council are protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (Section 47). They must not be distributed, altered or copied without our prior permission, and further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner. Ordnance Survey maps, and maps created from Ordnance Survey material are subject to Crown copyright, West Northamptonshire Council is licensed to use Ordnance Survey material for its business purposes (License No: 100018504). You may view or download this for private and non-commercial purposes only. Such mapping may not be further sub-licensed, sold, demonstrated, lent, or otherwise transferred or exploited without the prior written permission of Ordnance Survey.

Data Protection

Any representations received in response to planning applications must be made available for public inspection, in accordance with the Local Government Access to Information Act 1985. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 covers both electronic information and manual files the Council holds. Any comments you make will form part of the background documentation to the planning application. In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 this Council publishes planning applications and supporting documents on the website. If you do not provide, or do not wish your name and address to appear on the website or within the case file, then your comments will be considered anonymous, and your views will not be taken into account by the planning authority.

For more information about how your comments are used and shared, please visit - View and comment on a planning application | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk)

Other information about the Council’s planning application process and democracy are available on the main council web site

Your comment will be processed which includes redacting personal data, added to the planning file and published online within 10 working days. If your comment has not appeared online by the 10 working days, please email planning@westnorthants.gov.uk

Note: when attaching files to support your comments, please do not title your files in any way that identifies the creator, such as using your own name or home address.

Pre-Application Advice and Freedom of Information Requests

All pre-application discussions will be treated in confidence although some information may need to be shared with others to process your request. If requests for information about pre-application discussions are received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and/ or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will contact you regarding possible disclosure.

However, if a planning application is submitted in respect of a scheme related to the pre-application enquiry, then details of the pre-application will no longer be confidential. This is because the information contained in that pre-application enquiry becomes public as part of the public consultation process when determining the planning application.

Planning Enforcement

If you notify us of a possible breach of planning control, your details are always treated as confidential however; some information may need to be shared in order to process the request. Any anonymous reports will generally not be investigated.

To report a breach of Planning control, please visit - Planning enforcement | West Northamptonshire Council (westnorthants.gov.uk)