15th August 2020 – Greenway works update
The works to put the final surface onto the Greenway have been delayed by the lack of rain and are now planned for mid-September. However, works to finish the adjacent reservoir and restore the surrounding site have also started and this involves heavy plant crossing the Public Right of Way/Greenway. The heavy vehicles have caused some damage to the path which could make it difficult to traverse with wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is also a hazard from these vehicles so please be aware of this and take care. These works and the repair and reinstatement of the path in this area may also affect the works to complete the Greenway – more information can be found here

14th May 2020 – Initial Greenway upgrade to PD1 completed
The initial works to upgrade the first two sections of the bridleway from the Mill to the entrance to Elton Park have been completed.

4th May 2020 – Greenway works extended
The works are going well but another 8-10 days are needed to complete the surface. NCC have agreed to a further 21 day closure but the path will be re-opened as soon as possible after the works have been completed.

14th April 2020 – Greenway works commence
Works to the bridleway PD1 from the Mill to Elton to improve the surface as part of the East Northants Greenway Project have started. The plan is to close the path for 3 weeks but this may be extended as extra precautions have been needed because of the COVID-19 restrictions.

12th March 2020 – Warmington PC Governance committee discussed how to improve implementation of the Neighbourhood Plan with applicants and with the LPA:

…..Planning response form: It was agreed that going forward, all responses to planning applications on which the parish council is consulted for its opinion will use the Warmington2031 Neighbourhood Plan as its first reference. Steve Cheeseman has prepared a number of checklist documents and the clerk has drawn up a document that will be emailed to the planning authority as the council’s submission document. There was a discussion regarding the means of publicising the neighbourhood plan and its ambitions to engage with householders and developers in advance of them commencing designs, to ensure compatibility with design expectations. The means of identification and processing this would be carried forward to the first meeting of the new council in May
Note: Following this meeting some trial Design Code Help materials have been made available for councillors use initially. These will be made available for general use as a means of helping applicants fully comply with the local aspects of planning particularly the Design Code. The trial documents are available now, any feedback would be welcomed.

26th February 2020 – ENC approves the first planning application to be decided under the WNP

Warmington PC objected to this application, in particular its non compliance with the Design Code of the Warmington Neighbourhood Plan. ENC as the LPA did not agree with the PC’s assessment and declared that the application complied. Councillors approved the application.

17th December 2019 – The Plan is ‘made’
At the ENC Planning Policy Committee of 17th December 2019, it was agreed to formally ‘make’ the Warmington Neighbourhood Plan. It therefore now carries full weight in the determination of Planning Applications in the Parish.

The Statutory Notice making the Plan is here.

The ‘made’ version can be viewed here.

24th October 11pm – Referendum Result:
YES – 354 – 92%

NO – 30 – 8%
Turnout – 48%
The Plan has been approved at Referendum and will become ‘made’ on 12th December
Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote.
Note – As of 23rd September 2019 the average turnout of  882 NP referendums is 32.3% and the average result is 88% in favour – so well done Warmington!

24th October – VOTE TODAY in the Village Hall until 10pm

19th October – Pop-in to the Village Hall to find out more about the plan in 5 minutes – or read a quick summary of the plan here

27th September – Polling Cards and Postal Votes are being issued for the REFERENDUM which will be held on 24th October. Approval at this referendum is required to make the community’s Warmington Neighbourhood Plan a legal part of the planning system.
There are more details on the REFERENDUM page.

3rd September – PC accepts amended Plan
The PC has accepted the Plan amended as recommended by the Planning Inspector which will be put to a Referendum on 24th October, this will be run by ENC.

28th August 2019 – Examination Complete
The Planning Inspector has now completed his examination of the Plan and has recommended that it proceed to Referendum after being amended. The examination report can be found here and the revised Plan which will be put to a Referendum on 24th October is here. ENC will be arranging this referendum but updates will be posted here as well. More information can be found on the Examination and Referendum pages.

16th August 2019 – Regulation 16 Complete – Examination stage started
ENC have now completed the Regulation 16 consultation and are preparing responses to the comments and objections. The Examination of the Plan by an independent planning inspector has started and Warmington Parish Council have also been asked to respond to some initial comments. All the details can be found  on the Regulation 16 Results and Examination page.

4th June 2019 – Regulation 16 Consultation – ENC have confirmed they will run this consultation from 14th June to 29th July. This is similar to our Regulation 14 consultation but is run by ENC who have now taken responsibility for the plan having checked that all the relevant documents have been submitted to them and that it is basically sound. This consultation allows anyone to comment and challenge the plan about its compliance with other relevant plans and laws. Following this the plan will be submitted for an Examination by a Planning Inspector probably in August/September and if then judged to be legal it will be put to a Referendum open to all residents of Warmington in late autumn. At any stage prior to Referendum the plan may need to be amended if it is judged to be unsound in any respect and ENC should consult with the PC to ensure that it still reflects the will of the community. A more detailed explanation of the what happens now is here. The Regulation 16 consultation can be accessed from here.

13th May 2019 – PC Approves the Post Regulation 14 version of the WNP
The WNP has now been approved by the Parish Council and will now be submitted to ENC for further consultation. The full plan and other documents can be found here.

7th May 2019 – WNPPG Approves the Post Regulation 14 version of the WNP
The WNP has been amended in response to the responses to the Regulation 14 consultation. All comments and objections have been responded to in detail and these will be published together with the formal Basic Conditions Statement and the Warmington Consultation Statement after consideration by the PC on 13th May 2019. All documents will then be submitted to ENC who will conduct another consultation.

25th January – the formal Regulation 14 Consultation for the WNP begins
A variety of consultees have been contacted for comment on the WNP. Members of the public can also inspect the Plan and comment. All the details are here.
The consultation will run until 8th March.

24th January – PC approve WNP for Regulation 14 Consultation
The Parish Council approved the draft WNP for the formal Regulation 14 consultation which last 6 weeks. Regulation 14 requires that the WNP is sent to a variety of organisations that might have an interest in the plan for their comments. The list of consultees is provided by ENC. The process will run from 25th January to 8th March and the WNPPG will collate all comments for consideration before the Plan is passed back to ENC for the next stage. If you wish to view or comment on the Plan it can be accessed here.

17th December – WNPPG meeting in Village Hall 19.30-21.00
To discuss the final version of the draft plan for the next phase of the process – Regulation 14 – where the plan is published widely so that people and organisations can formally make responses which MUST be considered, and the plan possibly amended before being presented to ENC for inspection (with possibly more amendments) prior to referendum and becoming a legal document (if passed).

25th October – First Draft WNP is published and the online questionnaires are opened
The First Draft WNP is now published on this website together with a number of questionnaires which allow residents to comment on the plan. A workshop/meeting that allows everyone to ask questions and comment on the plan will also be held in St Marys church on 17th November and the displays and comment forms will also be available on the 18th.

8th October – PC approves First Draft Warmington Neighbourhood Plan
The first draft of the WNP will now be published for consultation within the parish before a final draft version is made for the formal Regulation 14 Consultation. The WNPPG members will be arranging the consultation process to allow residents to comment.

13th MayCommunity Consultation Survey Initial Results Published
2nd May – Community survey closes
THANK YOU! to the 281 people who took the time to complete the community survey The community consultation period has ended and we have received 281 surveys which represents over 35% of the adult population.

The initial community consultation period has now finished and the online surveys have been closed to new submissions. The data will now be collated and analysed – there are 132 written surveys to be typed into an online system – thanks to those who wrote clearly – and for all the extra comments!!

The process of drafting policies to reflect the views expressed will then start. We expect this to take about 2 months and at the end we will be presenting a draft plan for consultation – this may have options within it where the data does not clearly point the way forward.

We aim to keep this site updated with the interim and final results of the survey as they emerge.

24th March – online survey and trails now live, 120+ people come to drop in event 
Thanks to everyone who came to the drop in event to launch the Community Consultation on 24th March and for all the comments and completed surveys.

The online surveys are now open and all the Red Kite Trails information is now on this website – please take the opportunity of the Easter break to explore your parish!

23rd March – Surveys delivered, Red Kite Trails in position
All households should now have a copy of the Consultation Survey document. This can be filled in and then put in collection boxes in the Telephone Box, The Shop and the Church Entrance FROM Saturday 24th after 9am.

The Red Kite Trails are in position and routes and scorecards will be available from here by the time you read this.

All surveys are also available ONLINE from the Surveys page.

If you have not received a booklet then please contacts us.

The Community Consultation Survey page has the most comprehensive information about the survey

17th March – Surveys will be delivered this week

The community consultation survey booklet has gone to the printers and should be ready to deliver to all households in the parish on Thursday and Friday this week. There will be an online version as well and further copies of the booklet and a shorter printable answer sheet will be available from this website as well. The consultation period has been extended to 1st May so that the Annual Parish Meeting that takes place on 30th April can be used as a final opportunity for those that have been unable to complete a survey by then.

Watch this space as the website will be updated once all survey booklets have been delivered, to give access to the survey, background material and information about some family activities for the Easter holidays!

23rd February – Community Consultation Plans

From now until 24th March there will be notices appearing around the village announcing this consultation. The first event will be in the Village Hall on 24th March where all the background information for the community consultation will be available together with maps and explanations. A number of other events will be connected with this consultation so that the whole family can be involved – watch out for news. More information is available here.

29th January – Consultation Update

The WNPPG has been working with our consultants (Kirkwells) to produce a consultation document that will be circulated to all households to gather comments and opinions on the planning issues that have been identified (so far) in being important to parishioners. The consultation document will contain a summary of background information, the issues, and a number of options to decide what direction the WNP should take. This will be backed up with further information on this website and with a series of public meetings during the consultation period which should be from early March to mid April. Further information about this consultation will be appearing during February, both on this website and through other means……

Are you a business in Warmington?

We are planning to hold three consultation meetings with as many representatives from local businesses as possible early in 2018 so that we can take into account your requirements within the WNP.

This includes self employed and home workers

So if you are a local business that has anything to do with Warmington please get in touch with us and let us know how to contact you – preferably by email – we will then contact you with details of these meetings with the hope that you can attend at least one of them

8th Dec – Progress

Our consultants have now produced the first drafts of 2 documents. One provides a summary of all the planning polices and plans that the WNP has to take note of by extracting the elements of these documents that apply to Warmington. This is a reference document only.

The other is an ‘Issues and Options’ document which will eventually be sent to all households and businesses with an interest in Warmington to enable a more in depth cross section of community opinion to be sought so that the WNP can be formed with a vision and policies that truly reflect what the community wants.

These documents were both discussed at the WNPPG meeting on the 4th Dec and as a result it is hoped to have a round table discussion with the consultants to produce a more focussed draft of the Issues and Options document for consideration at the next WNPPG meeting.

The documents are available on the Documents page. If you want to comment or contribute to these then please do so by email to

9th Oct – Launch Event – Thank You

Thanks to all the 160+ people who visited the launch event in the church over the weekend, we hope you will spread the word to get as many of the rest of the community involved as possible.

There are some photos of the event here.

Please remember that as well as the ‘post it’ note comments made at the event you can also comment by email to

All comments will have personal data and identifiers removed and will help form the basis for further community consultations by survey and meetings to ensure that the plan policies can best reflect what everyone wants.