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Neighbourhood Planning

May 2022 Update

The Cosby Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted for examination. A public consultation took place between Thursday 24 March and Thursday 12 May 2022 and the Plan is in the process of being examined by an independent examiner. All consultation material is available to view in the Cosby section of the Downloads box below.

The Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan is proceeding to a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum. The Referendum is scheduled to take place on Thursday 30 June 2022 and further details will be released in due course in accordance with the relevant regulations. Following the public referendum, Blaby District Council will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be made and therefore become part of the Development Plan.

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.

In August 2021, Blaby District Council issued a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening opinion report and determination in relation to the draft Glenfield 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.

A public consultation took place between 1 November 2021 and 13 December 2021 on the pre-submission version of the Glenfield Neighbourhood Plan. More information about the Neighbourhood Plan can be found at Glenfield Parish Council's website.

Cosby Neighbourhood Area

Examination

The Cosby Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted for examination. A public consultation took place between Thursday 24 March and Thursday 12 May 2022 and the Plan is in the process of being examined by an independent examiner. All consultation material is available to view in the Cosby section of the Downloads box below.

Background Information

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.

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Opinion Report for the draft Cosby 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 report can be downloaded below.

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan was made on 17 June 2021. 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 in January 2016. 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.

Examination

Sapcote Parish Council, as a qualifying body on behalf of the ten parishes known as the Fosse Villages, submitted the “Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan” to Blaby District Council for Examination in accordance with the neighbourhood planning regulations. Following an independent examination, the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan and the Examiner's Report was presented to Council on 20 February 2020. Council accepted all of the Examiner's suggested modifications and for the Plan to proceed to referendum. The Regulation 18 Decision Statement can be viewed below.

Referendum

A referendum on the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan was held on 6 May 2021 - the Referendum was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following a positive referendum result, Blaby District Council is publishing its decision to 'make' the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan part of Blaby District's Development Plan. The decision statement is available to view below. 

Latest Update

The Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Planning Group have chosen to update the Neighbourhood Plan to reinstate Local Green Space designations in the parishes of Huncote, Sharnford and Stoney Stanton. A pre-submission consultation is taking place on the draft Neighbourhood Plan between 1 February 2022 and 15 March 2022. More details about the consultation and how to respond are available to view at Fosse Villages website linked 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

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Leicester Forest East Parish Council, as Qualifying Body, submitted the Leicester Forest East Neighbourhood Plan to Blaby District Council for Examination in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning regulations. Blaby District Council, with the agreement of Leicester Forest East Parish Council, appointed an independent examiner to review whether the Plan met the Basic Conditions required by legislation and should proceed to referendum. Blaby District Council accepted all but one recommendation of the Examiner and following a further public consultation, an additional modification was made to the Plan to correct factual errors.

The Plan will now proceed to a public referendum, which is scheduled to be held on Thursday 30 June 2022 and details will be released in due course in accordance with the relevant regulations. Following the public referendum, Blaby District Council will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be made and therefore become part of the Development Plan.

The Decision Statement can be viewed in the downloads section below and the submitted Plan and its accompanying documents can still be viewed on the Leicester Forest East Parish Council website.

Background Information

Leicester Forest East Parish Council 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.

Downloads
Last updated 13 May 2022
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