Village Amenities

The Parish Council is responsible for:-

  • The provision and maintenance of street lighting: their electricity supply and maintenance
  • General village maintenance such as verges and hedgerows within the 30 mph signs
  • Maintenance and management of the Burial Ground
  • Maintenance of Bus Shelters in Lime Avenue and High Street
  • Provision and maintenance of notice boards in High Street and Lime Avenue
  • Promotion of village activities by funding the monthly publication of the Eydon Village News and also this website.

Village Representation

The Parish Council has a representative on the governing committee of the Eydon Community Sports Field Trust.

The Parish Council has a representative on the governing committee of Eydon Village Hall.

The Parish Council receives correspondence from the Northamptonshire County Council and responds to various calls for consultation and opinions.

Local Planning

The Parish Council is consulted on planning applications in the village by the Local Planning Authority- currently South Northamptonshire Council. Planning applications are advertised on the village noticeboards. Members of the public are welcome to attend and in the open meeting make comments. All applications can be seen either at the Council Offices in Towcester or by arrangement with the Clerk to the Parish Council.

You can view current and past planning applications and their status at the South Northants planning register linked below.

Planning Portal Guidance

Within the section ‘Choosing Applications To View‘, scroll to the foot of the page and select the top button labelled ‘Enter Search Criteria‘ and then press the ‘Continue‘ button below that. On the next page move down to the ‘Parish’ field and select ‘Eydon‘ from the list of parishes given, then scroll to the foot of the page and press the ‘Search‘ button at the bottom of the page. This will bring up a list of planning applications in Eydon, with most recent first. The list shows a summary of address, proposal, date and current status.

Click on the Application Number to view more details such as the applicant, neighbours, consultees etc. At the bottom of the page you are able to download and immediately view any plans that have been submitted, and to record any comments you may have.

Planning comments by the Parish Council

In making its comments, the Parish Council must have valid considerations in accordance with policy G3. The development should be compatible in terms of type, scale, sighting, design and materials within the existing character of the locality; It should possess a satisfactory means of access and provide adequate parking, including for the disabled; It does not result in the loss of undeveloped land which in the opinion of the local planning authority is of particular significance to the form and character of the settlement; It will not unacceptably harm the amenities of any neighbouring properties; It is neither of a hazardous nature nor likely to cause problems of pollution, noise, vibration, smell, smoke, discharge or fumes; It is sympathetic to the quality and character of any buildings listed as being of special architectural or historic importance or its setting; It does not harm the character, appearance or setting of a conservation area; It incorporates suitable landscape treatment as an integral part of the planning of the development; It provides satisfactory soil and surface water drainage.

In making its comments, examples of invalid considerations are devaluation of property; loss of private view; loss of business; breach of restrictive covenant; applicant not the owner of the site; access not owned by the applicant; owner of access objects; moral reasons; building construction matters; development has already been carried out.

Constraints upon the Parish Council

Parish Council comments are constrained by the Town and Country Planning Act (1947.. 1990) and the Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas Act (1990). It is able to participate in the public consultation of planning applications. It has no input to Building Control matters which covers fitness / durability of materials, fire safety, weather resistance, structural stability, sanitation & drainage or access and facilities for people with disabilities. The purpose of planning covers change of use, protecting the public interest, to avoid conflict with other forms of development (by way of noise, traffic, appearance, pollution, use, safety etc), to ensure it is sustainable by way of services (transport, health facilities, schools, leisure etc) and to ensure the preservation of the countryside by way of listed buildings, conservation areas etc.

The Planning Framework is controlled by central government through legislation and orders under the Planning Act. Some planning is devolved to regional assemblies and County Councils, through the EMRA’s Spatial Strategy and through County Structure Plans. Local Planning comes under Borough and District Councils and Unitary Authorities.

Under this District Policy H6 planning permission will not normally be granted for residential development in the restraint villages and the open countryside. Exception that will be considered are: A new building of an appropriate size and design for agriculture or forestry in accord with Policy H20; A new building of an appropriate size and design to meet other special needs; A conversion in accordance with policy EV16; The replacement of an existing outworn dwelling which is structurally unstable and beyond economic repair.

Under District Policy H5 Eydon is a ‘Restraint’ village. In restricted infill villages, proposals for residential development will normally be permitted within the village confines as follows:

a) The infilling of a small gap in an otherwise built-up frontage or

b) A small group of dwellings or

c) A conversion in accordance with policy EV15.