Planning Applications are normally discussed by our Planning Committee which usually meets once a month. Details of the meetings are shown in the Council Calendar.
West Northamptonshire Council is the planning authority for Duston and makes decisions on planning applications. West Northamptonshire Council decides on applications either at a committee meeting or delegation to a planning officer.
Duston Parish Council is informed of all planning applications in its area and is entitled to support / object / comment but ultimately the decision rests with West Northamptonshire Council.
All comments we receive about a planning application will be considered by West Northamptonshire Council, but only comments which raise material planning considerations can be taken into account when an application is decided.
Material planning considerations can include (not exhaustive):
- Overlooking/loss of privacy
- Loss of light or overshadowing
- Highway safety
- Effect on listed building and conservation area
- Layout and density of building
- Design, appearance and materials
- Government policy
- Disabled persons' access
- Proposals in the Development Plan
- Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions)
- Nature conservation
Non-material considerations include loss of view, increased competition or negative effect on the value of properties. Personal circumstances are generally not a material planning consideration.
West Northamptonshire Council's list of applications
How to respond to planning applications (PDF, 1.3 Mb)
For further information on how to respond to planning applications please read this guidance (produced by CPRE / NALC).
Other useful planning documents
National Planning Policy Framework (July 2021 edition) (PDF, 552 Kb)
National Planning Policy Framework
Duston Conservation Area Map 01/10/2009 (PDF, 593 Kb)
Duston Conservation Map (as amended October 2009)
Duston Conservation Area Management Plan 01/10/2009 (PDF, 1.5 Mb)
Duston Conservation Area Appraisal & Management Plan October 2009