Information about the Cosby Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A neighbourhood plan is a planning document prepared by the local community for the local community. It gives local people the chance to plan for their own area by developing policies that will guide and shape development in the Plan area for the future. Once ‘made’, a Neighbourhood Plan is used to determine planning applications in the area alongside the District Council’s Local Plan.

What is the Cosby Neighbourhood Plan?

Preparation of the Cosby Neighbourhood Plan was led by a Steering Group comprising Parish Councillors and local residents, with support from Blaby District Council throughout the process.

The Plan seeks to protect areas of open space and local community facilities and sets out design principles for new development, amongst other things. It has undergone various stages of public consultation and an examination by an independent examiner. A public referendum on the Plan took place on Thursday 24 November 2022 when residents of Cosby parish were asked:

"Do you want Blaby District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Cosby to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

The majority of Cosby residents who voted in the referendum voted in support of the Neighbourhood Plan, which will now be ‘made’ (adopted) by Blaby District Council. This means it will become part of the development plan for this area, against which planning applications will be assessed.

The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to download below. 

Find out more

The Cosby Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available to download below.

Some of the supporting documents are technical, so we have produced a Frequently Asked Questions ('FAQ Sheet') document. If you have any questions about the Neighbourhood Plan, please contact a member of the Development Strategy team using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Background information is available to view on the Neighbourhood Planning web page.

Last updated 25 November 2022
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