Email: theafce@


Get Engaged

While we accept the stipulation of current legislation, enterprises, and residents, have the right to object to each application for a HiMO in progress and to new applications as they arise. You will find weekly information on all applications in progress as well as decisions:


When you find a current application click on it and you will get all the relevant information including the name of the Planning Officer in charge. A comment box will open where you can register your objection. If you decide to object please base your objection on the :

“the grounds set in the AFCE submission to the Head of Planning dated 27.9.2017 Ref. AFCE/NBC/PL/LR-1and its Supplement dated 1.11.2017 Ref. AFCE/NBC/PL/LR-2” This serves two ends: objection to granting planning permission and endorsement of the AFCE submissions.

If you decide to write or Email, then please address the Planning Officer in charge of the concerned application. In any case please be engaged to protect the potential of St Leonard’s Road to serve the interests of both the enterprises and the residents.


We urge all enterprises and residents to read the downloads. The Submissions to The Head of Planning, and Project St Leonard’s Place have been diligently prepared. As we look to support by all relevant Councillors, it is your support that makes all the difference–Help make our Place Great.

St Leonard’s Place was drafted to be informative and explanatory. It was well rated by East Midlands in Bloom, the Royal Horticultural Society and Northampton in Bloom Committee. As it falls in NCC turf, please ask our local County Councillor Julie Davenport to Help make our Place Great.

‘The Localism Bill in Plain English is included as a download below. It would be very useful to be familiar with The Localism Act of 2011, its provisions and the powers it gives to local communities for its provisions to gainfully utilized. An Example will clarify the point :


“Every town, village or neighbourhood is home to buildings or amenities that play a vital role in local life. They might include community centres, libraries, swimming pools, village shops, markets or pubs. Local life would not be the same without them, and if they are closed or sold into private use, it can be a real loss to the community.

The Localism Act requires local authorities to maintain a list of assets of community value which have been nominated by the local community. When listed assets come up for sale or change of ownership, the Act then gives community groups the time to develop a bid and raise the money to bid to buy the asset when it comes on the open market. This will help local communities keep much-loved sites in public use and part of local life.”                                                                                                                    The Localism Act in Plain English

Knowledge is a ‘Chngemaking’ Power.

Tivoli could have been a valuable placemaking asset open to amateur performance groups and art exhibitions

The Localism Act