Daventry District

The Daventry District is a local government district in western Northamptonshire, England. The district is named after its main town of Daventry where the council is based.

Daventry District
Shown within Northamptonshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Administrative countyNorthamptonshire
Admin. HQDaventry
  TypeDaventry District Council
  Leadership:Alternative - Sec.31
  MP:Chris Heaton-Harris
  Total255.8 sq mi (662.6 km2)
Area rank59th
 (mid-2018 est.)
  RankRanked 286th
  Density330/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code34UC (ONS)
E07000151 (GSS)
Ethnicity98.0% White

The district was created on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the historic municipal borough of Daventry with the Daventry Rural District and most of the Brixworth Rural District. The town of Daventry became an unparished area with Charter Trustees and remained so until 2003 when a civil parish was created, roughly corresponding with the boundaries of the former borough, so allowing Daventry to have its own town council.[1]

In March 2018, an independent report commissioned by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, proposed structural changes to local government in Northamptonshire. These changes would see the existing county council and district councils abolished and two new unitary authorities created in their place.[2] One authority would consist of the existing districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire and the other authority would consist of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough districts.[3]

At the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 77,843, a little under a third of whom (25,026) lived in the town of Daventry.[4] Other significant settlements include Brixworth, Long Buckby and Weedon Bec. The rest of the district is predominantly rural.


Historical settlements

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[5] showed that housing in the district of Daventry produced the 7th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,276 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

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