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Neighbourhood Planning

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

A Neighbourhood Plan is community-led and helps guide 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 available to download below.

The Locality website provides some further useful information on the neighbourhood planning process.

Blaby Neighbourhood Plan

Blaby Parish Council applied for the Parish of Blaby to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. Following a six week consultation period the Neighbourhood Area designation was approved in 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 available to download below:

Examination

Blaby Parish Council submitted the proposed Neighbourhood Plan to Blaby District Council, who undertook the statutory six week pre-submission consultation. The Neighbourhood Plan submission version and supporting documents are available to download below.

The full list of supporting evidence for the Blaby Neighbourhood Plan is available from the Neighbourhood Plan page of the Blaby Parish Council website.

Submission Version Consultation (Regulation 16) responses, including the Examiner's Report, can be downloaded below.

At a Full Council meeting the Examiner's recommended modifications to the Plan as set out in the Examiner's Report were considered and accepted all proposed modifications to the Plan. A copy of the Regulation 18 decision statement is available to download below.

Referendum

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

The documents that formed the Referendum are:

  • Blaby Neighbourhood Plan - final version
  • Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report
  • Summary of Representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement
  • The General Information Statement on town and country planning, including neighbourhood planning, and the Referendum
  • Blaby Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement

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.

Glenfield Neighbourhood Area

Glenfield Parish Council 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.

Following a statutory six week consultation between May-July 2018, the Neighbourhood Area designated application was approved on 23 July 2018.

Cosby Neighbourhood Area

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. Following a statutory six week consultation, the Neighbourhood Area designation application was approved on 11 October 2017.

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area

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. This application was approved in January 2016.

Regulation 16 Consultation

Sapcote Parish Council, as qualifying body on behalf of the ten parishes known as the Fosse Villages, has submitted the “Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan” to Blaby District Council for Examination in accordance with the neighbourhood planning regulations.

The documents that make up the submission include:

  • The submission version of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan
  • The Fosse Villages Submission Covering Letter
  • The Fosse Villages Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report
  • The Fosse Villages Basic Conditions Statement
  • The Fosse Villages Consultation Statement
  • Minute of meeting confirming submission of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with the relevant legislation, Blaby District Council is now conducting a public consultation on the Plan taking place between Tuesday 2 April 2019 and Tuesday 21 May 2019. The submitted Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan and the documents listed above can be viewed:

  • in the Downloads box below, or
  • in hard copy at the Blaby District Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP during office opening hours, or
  • at Huncote, Sapcote and Stoney Stanton libraries in the neighbourhood plan area during opening hours

You can make representations on the plan in writing to Development Strategy Team, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP or via email using the contact form below. Your comments must be received no later than the end of the day on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Please note that comments will be forwarded on to the neighbourhood plan examiner. For more details on how the Council will use your information please view Blaby District Council’s Data Protection Privacy Notice.

Previous work on the plan

An 'Issues and Options' version of the Neighbourhood Plan was consulted on previously. Evidence and further details on the work that is gone into producing the plan 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 available to download below.

Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Area designation was approved in 2013 with the material supporting the application submitted, available to download below.

Following Elmesthorpe Parish Council formally withdrawing from the Fosse Villages Plan, the remaining ten Parishes formed a separate Neighbourhood Area, with the boundary of the original document modified to extend only as far as the boundary of Elmesthorpe Parish. This was renamed the Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area.

The map defining the extent of the Elmesthorpe Neighbourhood Area is available to download below.

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.

Following the statutory six week consultation the Neighbourhood Area designation application was approved in May 2016.

Our Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening opinion report for the draft Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan determined that it 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 can be downloaded below.

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Last updated 12 April 2019
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