Proposed Solar Farm – Yelvertoft

A solar farm is proposed for the land on Crick Road.

All residents are invited to a public exhibition where they can learn more and view the plans.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 4.30 to 7.30pm, Reading Room, High Street.

Plans are expected to be submitted in the first quarter of 2020.


Affordable Housing – Proposed new development in Yelvertoft

A representative from Daventry District Council (DDC) and a representative from Northants Housing Association (NHA) confirmed that following the housing needs survey carried out earlier in the year, there is a need for affordable housing.  A plot of land at the top of Hillmorton Lane has been identified for four bungalows and five houses.  Five of the properties will remain affordable in perpetuity. There will be a mix of rented, shared ownership, and market housing. This will be a rural exception site but will not set a precedent for future development outside of the village boundary. The Parish Council can be involved at all stages of the development.

The Parish Council have advised that they would prefer not to have responsibility for further street lighting.  NHA confirmed that there are alternatives such as PIR lighting.  There may be a need for a new street light at the top of Hillmorton Lane.

NHA confirmed that the properties will be eco e.g. airsource heat pumps.  Solar panels can be considered.

NHA confirmed that the properties will meet national standards e.g. larger properties, bungalows having wet rooms.

Update from the April Parish Council meeting where the application was discussed

IT WAS RESOLVED to respond to WNC with the following observations:

  • The gardens are very small.
  • Flooding is a concern as there will be a loss of deep ridge and furrow which helps hold back water, the flooding plans are not convincing enough to confirm that the development will not increase the severe flooding in the village, the development is on the high point with the low point being Crick Road which is the main area for floods. Permeable paths are needed.
  • There is concern the balancing pond is not sufficient to hold back flood waters.
  • The houses are very close to the road/hedge line.
  • Hillmorton Lane road surface must be considered and made good following the build.
  • Construction traffic to be kept to outside rush hour/school traffic.
  • Construction noise and dust to be kept to a minimum.
  • There should be extensive landscaping with trees and shrubs.
  • An archaeology survey is required.
  • Priority for the housing must be given to Yelvertoft residents, or those with a local connection.
  • There are several errors within the plans e.g. we do not have a Post Office, we do not have a pub/restaurant, we do not have a community bus, there are 375 houses in Yelvertoft and not 652 as stated.


TAA108 – 012 – Rev D – Proposed Site Plan

Elevations & Floor Plans Yelvertoft

The planning application can be found on the Daventry Council website


Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

Yelvertoft Parish Council


We, the undersigned, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces

Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

The Armed Forces Covenant

An Enduring Covenant Between

The People of the United Kingdom

Her Majesty’s Government

  • and –

All those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown

And their Families

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.

Section 1: Principles of the Armed Forces Covenant

  • We Yelvertoft Parish Council will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
  • no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
  • in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.

Section 2: Demonstrating our Commitment

2.1      We recognise the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families; and will aim to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:

  • Armed Forces Champion: appointing an Armed Forces Champion to promote support for the Armed Forces community;
  • Promoting the Armed Forces: promoting the fact that we are an Armed Forces-friendly Council, to our members and wider public; celebrating the work of the Armed Forces and encouraging positive interaction between them and members of the public;
  • Veterans: Recognising that military veterans are a valued part of our community; facilitating and encouraging their participation in civic and community events; providing a link to the Veterans Gateway on our website; encouraging local businesses to support the employment of veterans;
  • Service Spouses & Partners: encouraging local businesses to support the employment of Service spouses and partners;
  • Reserves: encouraging local businesses to support the employment of Reservists;
  • Cadet Organisations: encouraging support for and membership of local military cadet units;
  • Armed Forces Events: promoting Armed Forces events such as local Breakfast Clubs, Coffee Mornings, Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities;
  • Armed Forces Charities: encouraging support for Armed Forces charities;.
  • Commercial Support: encouraging local businesses to consider offering discounts to members of the Armed Forces community.

2.2      We will publicise these commitments through our social media and on our website, setting out how we will seek to honour them and inviting feedback from the Service community and our customers on how we are doing.




You may have heard about what3words. It can be very beneficial for remote villages. Northamptonshire emergency services are using the scheme.
what3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. For example ///kite.chats.dine will take you to a precise spot in a field next to the River Ouse in York.
what3words is available as a free app for iOS and Android and online map.
Very useful for those who enjoy countryside walks and horse riding.

New Ultrafast Broadband for Yelvertoft

Work starts to install new ultrafast broadband by Gigaclear in November 2019 and will be completed by May 2020.  A message from Gigaclear:

Gigaclear are currently building your ultrafast, full fibre broadband network. During this phase our contractors will be in your community installing the fibre cables needed to bring you the best broadband speeds in the country.

For any questions during the build phase, please contact our dedicated Network Build Care team:
01865 591 137

Click here for Gigaclear Build FAQ’s

Your guide to key dates in General Election countdown

Residents are being advised of some important deadlines in the run-up to the General Election on 12 December.

Daventry District Council verifies and counts the votes for the Daventry Parliamentary Constituency, which includes Daventry District as well as to two wards from the borough of Wellingborough (Earls Barton and West) and the South Northamptonshire district wards of Harpole & Grange, and Heyfords & Bugbrooke.

People who are not already registered to vote have until midnight on Tuesday 26 November to do so if they wish to vote in this General Election. The quickest and easiest way to do this is at

The deadline to apply for, or cancel, a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November. Once people have received their postal vote they should mark their vote on the ballot paper and send it back so that it arrives by close of poll, which is 10pm on Thursday 12 December.

Anyone who cannot get to a polling station and wishes to appoint someone to vote on their behalf can apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on Wednesday 4 December, though if an elector falls ill or is called away on business after this date they may be able to apply for a proxy vote up to 5pm on 12 December

Proxy and postal vote application forms can be requested by contacting Daventry District Council’s Electoral Services team at or on 01327 871100.