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Congratulations Asfordby

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:44

Congratulations to Asfordby Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 28th September 2017, saw a turnout of 15.36% with the following results:-


The Asfordby Parish Neighbourhood Plan has allowed people, who live, work and have a business in the parish, to have a say on where they think new houses, businesses and shops should go and what they should look like. The plan provides for around 150 new homes to be built and business development at the former Asfordby Mine and Holwell Works. Important open spaces are to be protected, including the countryside separating the settlements of Asfordby, Asfordby Valley and Asfordby Hill.

Ronnie DeBurle, Asfordby Parish Council Chairman and Borough Councillor said:
'A lot of time and effort has gone into preparing the Plan, but by working together we can now ensure the parish develops in a way that meets the needs of everyone.'

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Community

Congratulations North Kilworth

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:59

Congratulations to North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 28.97% with the following results:-


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Congratulations Hungarton

Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:55

Congratulations to Hungarton Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 48.2% with the following results:-


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Congratulations Lubenham

Posted: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:43

Congratulations to Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 20th July 2017, saw a turnout of 24.59% with the following results:-


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Making the most of your local heritage - training, 10 July 2017

Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:18

Neighbourhood Planning: making the most of your local heritage - training, 10 July 2017

Neighbourhood Planning groups and parish councils in Leicestershire and Rutland are invited to 'Neighbourhood Planning: making the most of your local heritage'. This training workshop takes place on Monday 10 July 2017 at Rothwell, near Kettering.

The workshop will help you understand evidence for your local historic environment, and use it to develop policies for your Neighbourhood Plan which preserve the character of your place. It will feature practice as well as theory, and input from the statutory adviser Historic England.

Further details can be found in the attached flyer. Places are £40 per delegate, or £60 for two per Neighbourhood Plan and you can book a place by contacting Rebecca Breakwell on 01604 765888 or email Rebecca.breakwell@northantsacre.org.uk

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Training

9th May Network Event Papers now available

Posted: Mon, 15 May 2017 08:31

The Agenda, Presentations and Key Points Noted from the Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event held on Tuesday 9th May 2017 are now available to view at:-


If you are a network member, outcome points from the table discussions will be posted in the FORUM area within the next couple of weeks.

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning Network Event

Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:14

If you have not already done so, don't forget to book your place at the next Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event, taking place on the evening of 9th May 2017.

This event's topics will include Rural Housing, Recently Adopted Plans and Evidence & Engagement

For further information and to book your place visit:- www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/networking-event

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, networking, events

Department for Communities & Local Government - Funding Update

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:51

Neighbourhood Planning Bill is coming to the end of its passage through the House of Lords. Passage of the Bill has highlighted the importance of neighbourhood planning support. In the Housing White Paper the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) confirmed that further funding will be available to groups from 2018-20. They also confirm funding for local planning authorities for the financial year beginning April 2017.

A package of support is available to communities, including grant and technical support. Technical support includes site assessment, masterplanning and design, evidence base and policy review, strategic environmental assessment and plan healthchecks.

For further information visit here

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Funding, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation

Funding Reminder

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:39

Funding Reminder

A reminder that communities preparing a neighbourhood plan can apply for support in the form of grants and technical support at:-


New toolkits recently added include one on Local Green Space, which includes advice on how to designate 'Local Green Spaces' in neighbourhood plans.

Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Funding

Have you say on the Examination Process

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:17

The Government consultation 'Fixing our Broken Housing Market' is open for comment until 11:45pm on 2nd May 2017. They are particularly interested in finding out people's experience of the Examination process:-

What sort of advice and support did you receive just before submission of your neighbourhood plan or order to the local planning authority and what additional support would be helpful?

What information was available to you and others in the very early stages of the examination process and what would you find most useful?

What information or support is available to neighbourhood planning groups and others on when oral hearings might be appropriate? Are there additional or alternative ways that an examiner could explore issues or seek further information?

Should the examination process better involve neighbourhood planning groups in decisions where modifications to a neighbourhood plan are being recommended?

Comments can be submitted on-line via the following link:


Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, Consultation