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Brington Parish Council

The next  Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council  is   Wednesday 17th April at 7.45 pm

Items for the agenda to be received one week prior to this  date by emailing     –

A list of the dates for the parish council meetings in the financial year 2018/19 can be found here Dates of meetings 201819-1

A meeting has been arranged with  local MP Chris Heaton- Harris on Friday 12th April, at the Reading Room in Great Brington, commencing at 9.00 until approximately 11.00 am

The main topic of the meeting will be the impact of the financial difficulties faced by the county and the resultant dissolution of the County Council and establishment of two new Unitary Authorities, as well as Brexit related issues.

Reporting Highways Problems

Residents have been able to report all sorts of problems with roads and footways on line through Street Doctor, but this week Street Doctor became Fix My Street and the new link for reporting any faults is

Annual Village Meeting

The next Annual Village Meeting will be held prior to the May Parish Council meeting on 15th May at 6.15 for a 6.30 start.  Althorp will be represented to provide an update and people leading village groups are asked to provide a report of activities to the Clerk. – please send to

Highway – C5 Nobottle Road

The Parish Council has resolved to approach Highways with a formal request to reduce the speed limit to 40mph along the stretch from Flore Crossroads to Nobottle.  The meeting to decide the outcome of this application has been held and was supported, although there will be detailed analysis by Highways before any decisions are taken about appropriate action.

Bringtons and Nobottle Village Design Statement

The Bringtons and Nobottle VDS, produced over nearly two years by residents and councillors has been adopted by Daventry District Council.  Background to the development of the VDS and more information about planning is available on the Planning page shortly. Tthe final copy of the VDS is also available here Bringtons&NobottleVDS_Oct18

Kimbells Field

The Parish Council is considering ways to make the playing field more attractive to users, without increasing the annual cost of maintenance and with the support of a few interested residents is drawing up plans for improvements/ developsments. It is hoped that a bid will  be submitted to Daventry District Council to undertake works. Watch this space for further news


Daventry District Council Settlements and Countryside Local Plan

The National Planning Framework (NPPF), published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2012, sets out the governments planning policies for England. Paragraphs 76 to 78 introduce a new Local Green Space designation (LGS) to protect local green areas of particular importance to local communities. This will enable communities, in certain circumstances, to identify and protect areas that are of value to them through local and neighbourhood plans.

In October 2017 the PC nominated sites within the Parish for designation as Local Green Space.

 The District Council assessed each of the nominations against the following criteria which are set out in paragraph 77 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):
a) Where the green space is in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves
b) Where the green area is demonstrably special to a local community and holds particular significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field) tranquility or richness of its wildlife; and
c) Where the green area concerned is local in character and is it and extensive tract of land.
The District Council is proposing the following sites within our Parish (shown on the plan) for designation as Local Green Space in the Proposed Submission Part 2 Local Plan and provides justification for their inclusion against criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework
Great Brington
Allotments, Back Lane
Area of land to Rear of Old and New Rectory
Orchard and Pasture,Back Lane
Kimbells Field
Little Brington
Playing Field adjacent to Primary School



Vacancies on the Parish Council

There is still a vacancy on the parish council and councillors are looking for a person who is interested in joining them in their endeavours to represent the overall view of residents and manage the parish, making decisions about issues that affect local people and implementing  improvements where possible.  Anyone who lives in the parish or three miles from it, who is over 18 years of age and without any convictions may apply.  Please contact the clerk for further information at

Would you like to hire Kimbells Field , Great Brington?

The Parish Council is happy to hire out Kimbells Field for parishioners to use for a variety of events or for extra parking. There are two levels of fee and one or two conditions and all of this can be found in the Hiring Agreement here

Hire Agreement Kimbells Fld 2017

Daventry North East Sustainable Urban Development

4,000 new homes along with new schools, are being built within the Daventry North East urban extension – This is likely to have a considerable impact on local infrastructure including  in villages on this side of Daventry.  There is  a  website where the concept plan, leaflet and information about the proposals can be viewed at

Potholes? Branches on the road? Uneven pavements? Did you know that anyone can report problems on the streets or highways through Northamptonshire County Council Street Doctor – see poster for more details

Street Doctor

Parish Council Agendas can be found here

Parish Council Minutes can be found here

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