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An Independent Planning Examiner has recommended that the plan now goes forward for adoption. The District Planning Authority fully supports this recommendation, the plan and its policies.

Higham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

To remind you, our 20-year plan contains policies to:

Specify where new development should be located in our town

Identify which community facilities are needed

Promote high quality design in new developments and protect the heritage of our town

Protect our green and open spaces and facilitate access to them

Improve pedestrian, cycling, public transport and parking facilities

Support local businesses and jobs and strengthen the vitality and viability of our town centre

Secure increased funding for local projects from developer contributions


Adoption relies upon a majority “Yes” vote in a local referendum on the simple question:


“Do you want East Northants Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Higham Ferrers to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”


We urge all registered voters in Higham Ferrers to turn out and vote in the referendum on 18 February.


The Plan and associated documents can be found on the website, at the Town Hall and the Library.  Voting arrangements will be published in the local press and on the website nearer the date of the referendum.