North Northamptonshire

​West Northamptonshire

We are responsible for dealing with minerals and waste planning applications. This therefore relates to:

  • Minerals: (e.g. quarries, and related restoration schemes)
  • Waste: (e.g. waste processing facilities)

We also currently undertake this for proposals for and by Northamptonshire County Council (Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning Regulations 1992) that are submitted by 31 March 2021. This therefore relates to:

  • Regulation 3: (e.g. libraries, county run schools, new major road schemes, council owned listed buildings)

Decisions on planning applications are made either (a) by the Strategic Planning Committees of North or West Northamptonshire Councils who (from 1 April 2021) have taken on responsibility of determining minerals and waste planning planning applications from the County Council's Development Control Committee or (b) by council officers under delegated powers.

Weekly lists

The following lists contain details of all outstanding planning applications currently being processed by the council relating to minerals and waste and Regulation 3 development.

Data held in these lists is correct as of 13 September 2021

Please note that due to current system limitations, we are not able to publish details of representations or comments made on planning applications. If you wish to view these, please contact us either by email ( or phone (01604 366130) to make an appointment to visit us during office hours.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping opinions

Before submitting a planning application, the applicant (or agent, where applicable) may wish to contact us for a formal opinion on which information to supply in the Environmental Statement (or 'ES') - this is called a 'scoping opinion'. This allows the applicant/agent to be clear about what the we consider the main effects of the development are likely to be and, therefore, the areas on which the ES should focus.

If we decide that further information is required to be able to adopt a scoping opinion, we will ask the applicant/agent to provide it. Consultation bodies and the applicant or agent will be consulted before adopting its scoping opinion.

We must adopt a scoping opinion within 5 weeks of receiving a request (or, where relevant, of adopting a screening opinion). This period may be extended if the authority and applicant or agent agree in writing.

The scoping opinion must be kept available for public inspection for 2 years (including documents submitted by the applicant/agent as part of the request).

Current and previous EIA scoping opinion consultations