The local planning authority for Sulgrave Parish is South Northamptonshire Council, responsible for the determination of planning applications and the formulation of planning policies in accordance with central and regional government guidance.
The village is situated within the Washington Ward of South Northamptonshire (Abthorpe, Foscote, Moreton Pinkney, Plumpton, Sulgrave, Wappenham, Weston and Lois Weedon) and the current Council Member for this ward is Peter Davies, of Moreton Pinkney.
Details of current planning applications in the Parish can be seen here. If you click on the reference number of any given application you will be able to see details of the proposals, including plans and photographs where available.
Anyone can make representations to the Council about planning applications which have not yet been decided. If making an objection you should always give your reasons. You can email the Planning Department at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also contact your Ward Member (see above) and the Parish Council (see below).
Planning Policy for the Village
Sulgrave is designated as a Restricted Infill Village and so, as the name suggests, new development is not generally permitted outside the “confines” of the present built area of the village. The “confines” map for Sulgrave can be seen here and the policy for Restricted Infill Villages here.
Almost the whole of the built area of Sulgrave Village is designated as a conservation area. A map showing the extent of this area can be seen here. A descriptive statement in respect of the conservation area can be seen here. South Northamptonshire Council’s policy in respect of conservation areas can be seen here.
Twenty buildings in the village are listed as being of “Special Architectural or Historic Importance” and a map showing the location of these can be seen here. South Northamptonshire Counci’s policy in respect of Listed Buildings can be seen here.
Tree Preservation Orders
There are a number of trees in the village which are protected by Tree Preservation Orders imposed by South Northamptonshire Council. The council’s policy in respect of such trees can be seen here.
Sulgrave Parish Council
The Parish Council is consulted in respect of planning applications and makes recommendations which are considered by the South Northamptonshire Council Planning Committee when reaching decisions. The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Andrew Waite. See here for details of the other members, the work of the Council, minutes of meetings and how to contact the Clerk.