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Neighbourhood planning

Summary

Neighbourhood planning enables local communities to get involved in producing part of the statutory development plan for their area.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues only.

There are currently six neighbourhood areas designated within the District of Blaby. These can be seen on the map below.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas Map

Glenfield Neighbourhood Area

Glenfield Parish Council has applied for the Parish of Glenfield (in its entirety) to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area, with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The statement and map below comprise the application submitted.

Application Statement

Map of Application Area

Following a statutory six week consultation between Wednesday 30th May and Wednesday 11th July 2018, the Neighbourhood Area designated application was approved on 23rd July 2018.

Cosby Neighbourhood Area

Cosby Parish Council has applied for the Parish of Cosby (in its entirety) to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area, with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The statement and map below comprise the application submitted.

Application Statement

Map of application area

Following a statutory six week consultation between Thursday 17th August and Thursday 28th September 2017, the Neighbourhood Area designation application was approved on 11th October 2017.

Leicestershire Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area

Following Elmesthorpe Parish Council's decision to formally withdraw from the original Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan, the remaining ten Parishes have been designated as a new Neighbourhood Area. This new Neighbourhood Area comprises the Parishes of Aston Flamville, Croft, Huncote, Leicester Forest West, Potters Marston, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston and Wigston Parva.  In approving this application, the existing boundary of the original Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area has been modified to cover the Parish of Elmesthorpe only.

Detail of the application is as follows:

Leicestershire Fosse Villages application 

This application was approved on 13 January 2016.

An Issues and Options version of the Leicestershire Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan was consulted on previously, which ended on 31 March 2017. Further details can be seen using the Leicestershire Communities website for the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan.

Blaby District Council has issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening opinion report and determination in relation to the Issues and Options version of the Leicestershire Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan in which it was determined that the Plan is likely to have significant environmental effects, and that an environmental assessment of it is therefore required.

The determination and accompanying full screening opinion are provided as follows:

Leicestershire Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening Determination

Leicestershire Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening Opinion Report

A hard copy of the determination and accompanying report can be viewed in the Planning Department at the Council Offices in Narborough.

Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area designation was approved at a meeting of Council on 21 February 2013 with the material supporting the application submitted as follows:

Application statement

Map of application area

Supporting information

Following Elmesthorpe Parish Council's decision to formally withdraw from the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan, the remaining ten Parishes were designated as a separate Neighbourhood Area, with the boundary of the original Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area being modified to extend only as far as the boundary of Elmesthorpe Parish.  It has therefore been renamed Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area.

The map defining the extent of the Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area is as follows:

Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area

 

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan

Blaby Parish Council applied for the Parish of Blaby to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area with the following material to support their application:

Blaby Neighbourhood Area application statement

Blaby Neighbourhood Area application map

Following a six week consultation period between Friday 11 October and  Friday 22 November 2013, the Neighbourhood Area designation was approved at a meeting of Council on Thursday 20 February 2014.

Blaby District Council has issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening opinion report and determination in relation to the draft Blaby Neighbourhood Plan in which it was determined that the Plan is likely to have significant environmental effects, and that an environmental assessment of it is therefore required.

The determination and accompanying full screening opinion are provided as follows:

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan SEA screening determination

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan SEA screening opinion report

A hard copy of the determination and accompanying report can be viewed in the Planning Department at the address at the bottom of this page.

Examination

Blaby Parish Council submitted the proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Blaby District Council, who undertook the statutory 6 week pre-submission consultation (Regulation 16) between Thursday 27 April and Thursday 8 June 2017.

The Neighbourhood Plan submission version and associated documents are as follows:

The proposed Blaby Neighbourhood Development Plan

Map identifying the area to which the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan relates

Consultation statement

Basic Conditions statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment - Non-technical summary

Hard copy versions of these documents can be viewed in the Planning Department at the Council Offices.

The full evidence base that supports the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan is available from the Neighbourhood Plan page of the Blaby Parish Council website.

Submission Version Consultation (Regulation 16) responses:

Andrew Granger and Co

Davidsons Group

Environment Agency

Historic England

Leicester City Council

Leicestershire County Council

Member of Public 1

Member of Public 2

Member of Public 3

National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

Natural England

Sport England

The Examination of the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan has now finished and the Examiner has published her report which can be found using the following link:

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report

Blaby District Council met on Tuesday 12 December and considered the Examiner's recommended modifications to the Plan as set out in the Examiner's Report. The Council agreed to accept all of the Examiner's proposed modifications to the Plan. A copy of the Regulation 18 decision statement is available to view below:

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan - Regulation 18 Decision Statement 

A paper copy of this decision statement is also available to view at both the Blaby District Council Offices in Narborough and Blaby Library during normal opening hours.

Referendum

A referendum was held on the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 1 February 2018.

The specified documents for this Referendum are as follows:

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan - final version

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report

Summary of Representations submitted to the independent examiner

Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement

General Information Statement on town and country planning, including neighbourhood planning, and the Referendum.

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement

These documents are available to view at Blaby District Council's main offices, as well as Blaby Library during normal opening hours.

Following a positive referendum result, Blaby District Council is publishing its decision to 'make' the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan part of Blaby District's Development Plan. The decision statement is available to view below.

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

 

Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Area 

Leicester Forest East Parish Council have applied for the Parish of Leicester Forest East, in its entirety, to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area, with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The statement and map below comprise the application submitted.

Application statement

Neighbourhood Area designation map

Following a statutory six week consultation between Wednesday 16 March and ending on Wednesday 27 April 2016, the Neighbourhood Area designation application was approved on 27 May 2016.

Blaby District Council has issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening opinion report and determination in relation to the draft Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan in which it was determined that the Plan is unlikely to have significant environmental effects and that an environmental assessment of the Plan is therefore not required.

The determination and accompanying full screening opinion are provided as follows:

Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan SEA screening determination

Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan SEA screening opinion report

A hard copy of the determination and accompanying report can be viewed in the Planning Department at the address at the bottom of this page.

Further information

The following website provides some further useful information on the neighbourhood planning process:

Locality (external site)

Contact

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