Kettering Borough Council was scheduled to adopt the Broughton NDO, which would grant outline planning permission for seven homes on a site currently used as a BT telephone exchange, this week. The order won approval in a referendum on 20 September by 616 votes to 41.
The first NDO to be adopted was the Cockermouth NDO in Cumbria, which was made by Allerdale Borough Council in September 2014. Created in response to severe flood damage which hit the town in 2009, the NDO - which expired last year - granted planning permission for certain forms of development and changes of use in defined areas of the town centre.
The second NDO - which was made earlier this year - relates to an individual site, Carr House, an isolated homestead which was formerly in Eden District but is now within the Yorkshire Dales National Park following a 2016 boundary change.
The Carr House NDO, which was prepared by Kirkby Stephen Town Council, grants permission for the reinstatement of the building, together with an extension to form a four-bedroom off-grid dwelling for holiday letting or local occupancy housing.
At the referendum on the Carr House NDO in February, 989 voters approved the proposal, with 266 voting against.
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATES
Northumberland: The Longhorsley Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ by Northumberland County Council on 9 October. The plan received approval at a referendum in August, by 163 votes in favour of the plan to 19 against.
Cleveland: The Hartlepool Rural Area Neighbourhood Plan in Hartlepool Borough was approved by 330 voters to 75 in a referendum on 4 October.
Oxfordshire: The Baldons Neighbourhood Plan in South Oxfordshire was approved by 140 voters (90.9 per cent) in a referendum on 4 October, on a turnout of 48 per cent, with 14 voters voting against the plan.
Oxfordshire: The Warborough and Shillingford Neighbourhood Plan in South Oxfordshire was approved by 434 voters (90.4 per cent) in a referendum on 4 October, on a turnout of 63.2 per cent, with 46 voters voting against the plan.
Northumberland: The Whittington Neighbourhood Plan in Northumberland was approved by 103 voters in a referendum on 4 October, on a turnout of 31 per cent, with 10 voters voting against the plan.
Oxfordshire: The draft Wootton and St Helen Without Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Vale of White Horse District Council on 5 October. Wootton Parish Council and St Helen Without Parish councils submitted the plan, which will be out for consultation until 16 November.