Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council
Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Neighbourhood Development Plan

This site is the public archive of the Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).

The plan was developed by a Parish Working Party and all documents were published for residents and other interested parties to study. All the documents have now been added and the site has been frozen as a record of events. A categorised list of all the documents is available in the Document Archive.


During the development of the plan, the Working Party held formal public meetings on the first Monday of each month in Chelveston Village Hall to review progress being made and to debate and ratify its recommendations to the Parish Council. These meetings were open to all residents and their representatives and to the press and members of the public from outside the Parish.

On the third Thursday of each month, the Working Party held "Round Table" meetings to which residents and their representatives were invited but not the press or public from outside the Parish (except by special invitation). During the "Round Table" meetings, ideas and evidence relating to the developing plan were discussed and debated with residents and land owners.

For details of all meetings held, please consult the Meetings section.


The Working Party has collected evidence from residents and has consulted with local businesses and other interested parties. Please contact us at the email address below or contact any of the members if you have any queries.

A consultation with land owners closed on 30th November 2013. This consultation took the form of a call for "aspirational" development sites. These are sites that land owners are interested in developing over the next 20 years. The sites submitted can be viewed on the Map of Aspirational Sites. An exhibition of these sites was held in the Village Hall on 14th/15th December 2013. Feedback has been published (NDP-0160). A series of public consultation events were held in January and February 2014.

A poll of residents on the proposed development sites was held in March 2014. Turn out was 82% and over 3,000 comments were received on the proposals.

The first draft plan was published for informal consultation in the Parish on 1st August 2014. The second draft plan was published for formal consultation on 14th January 2015. The Parish Council formally agreed in March 2016 to submit version 4 of the emerging NDP to ENC for the Regulation 16 consultation and Independent Examination.

Mr. Chris Collison was appointed by ENC, in agreement with the Parish Council, as the Independent Examiner, and has examined the submitted version 4 and the responses to the Regulation 16 consultation. His report (NDP-0312) was issued on the 24th November 2016. The Parish Council accepted the proposed changes contained within his report at their meeting on the 12th December 2016 and the amended (Referendum) version of the emerging NDP (NDP-Our-Plan) was submitted to ENC on 10th March 2017. In preparation for a referendum of the Parish on Thursday 4th May 2017, the Working Party held a series of events including a presentation at the Annual Parish Assembly on the 24th April 2017 and an exhibition in the village hall on Sunday 30th April 2017 to explain the changes and how they affect the Parish.

Referendum result

The referendum was held on Thursday 4th May 2017 with the electors of the parish voting in favour of the Neighbourhood Development Plan by an overwhelming majority.

The results were as follows:

Votes cast in favour of a Yes = 225 (88.2%)
Votes cast in favour of a No = 28 (11.0%)
Ballot papers rejected (being unmarked or void for uncertainty) = 2

Electorate = 463 Ballot papers issued = 255 Turnout = 55.1%

The declaration of the result can be found here (NDP Referendum Result)

The plan has now been formally adopted, or “made”, as the Neighbourhood Plan for Chelveston and all future planning applications will need to comply with the policies presented in the Plan.

Funding the Development of the Plan

The Parish Council received financial and material support from three sources to assist with the development of the NDP.

  1. Our District Councillor Glenn Harwood supported the printing of the Neighbourhood Development Questionnaire and Results NDP-0014 through the Members' Empowerment Fund of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC).
  2. A grant was also awarded by the Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality in association with RTPI/Planning Aid England, CDF and partners, available through the My Community Rights website.
  3. The Parish Council also gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Planning Policy Team at ENC.