Information about the Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan Referendum and Adoption

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 Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan and its Referendum?

Preparation of the Glenfield 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 sets out design principles for new development and seeks to protect areas of open space and local community facilities. 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 23 November 2023, and the residents of Glenfield overwhelmingly voted ‘yes’ to the question:

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

On 28/11/2023, Blaby District Council ‘made’ the Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan. The Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for the Parish of Glenfield.

Further information regarding the referendum and adoption of the Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan can be found below within the Decision Statement—Making the Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan. 

Find out more

The Glenfield 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 30 November 2023
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