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Fosse Villages 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 Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan?

The Fosse Villages are a group of parishes in the southern part of Blaby District that are rural in nature and have a history of joint-working. The Fosse Villages consist of the parishes of: Aston Flamville, Croft, Huncote, Leicester Forest West, Sapcote, Potters Marston, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston and Wigston Parva.

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect areas of open space and local community facilities, and sets out design principles for new development, amongst other things.

The parishes have worked together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan that has undergone various stages of public consultation and an examination by an Independent Examiner. The Plan is now at the stage of proceeding to a public Referendum which is scheduled to take place on 6 May 2021 where residents of the Fosse Villages will be asked:

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

If the Plan is successful at Referendum, it will then be ‘made’ (i.e. adopted) by Blaby District Council at which point it will become part of the development plan for this area, against which planning applications will be assessed.

Find out more

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

For more information about the Referendum process itself, please visit the Elections webpage.

Background information is available to view at:

Leicestershire Communities - Fosse Villages webpage

Blaby District Council - Neighbourhood Planning webpage

Last updated 26 July 2021
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