Here's the latest news for Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network
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:-
212 - YES VOTES
15 - NO VOTES
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:39
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.
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:
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:43
Key evidence about the future need for housing and employment land in Leicester and Leicestershire has been published.
Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:54
Congratulations to Foxton Neighbourhood Plan on their successful referendum. The referendum, which took place on Thursday 26th January 2017, saw a turnout of 35% with the following results:-
98 - YES VOTES
24 - NO VOTES
Posted: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:30
Throughout 2016 the Department for Communities and Local Government have been exploring ways to provide better support for Neighbourhood Planning under the areas of Engaging local communities, Managing essential data and local information and Creative use of resources and integrated working.
A number of Case Studies have now been produced, which have achieved these aims in a variety of different ways.
These Case Studies are now available to view at www.local.gov.uk/pas/policies-plans/dclg-neighbourhood-planning-case-studies