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'Made' Plan

On 29 November 2018 North West Leicestershire District Council 'made' the Neighbourhood Plan.  It should now be used to help determine planning applications within Ashby de la Zouch.  

The Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded here:

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 11.15 Mb)

As required by the neighbourhood planning regulations the Decision Statement (PDF Document, 0.27 Mb) has been published.

Paper copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement can be viewed in Ashby de la Zouch library and at the District Council offices in Coalville.  

Referendum

The Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 22 November 2018.

The question asked at referendum was: Do you want North West Leicestershire District to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?

The result was:

Yes - 2246

No - 183

Full details of the result can be downloaded below:

Ashby De La Zouch Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Result (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

In accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012, the Referendum Version Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available:

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement (PDF Document, 0.9 Mb) (including designated neighbourhood area map)

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version (PDF Document, 40.45 Mb)

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report (PDF Document, 2.3 Mb)

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Summary of Representations (PDF Document, 0.71 Mb)

Decision statement of the Local Planning Authority's satisfaction that the draft plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under sections 38A and 38B of the 2004 Act. (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Statement that sets out general information as to Town and Country Planning including Neighbourhood Planning and the Referendum (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

Decision Statement

The Examiner's report concludes that, subject to making proposed modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.  The Qualifying Body have approved the Examiner’s recommendation for the amendments to the plan.

On 7 September 2018, the District Council, agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan.  As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (Word Document, 0.15 Mb)  has been published.

Examiners Report

The Examiner completed his report in August 2018.  This can be viewed below:

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report (PDF Document, 2.3 Mb)

Independent Examination

The District Council collated all the representations received at submission stage and passed them on to the Independent Examiner, who led the Examination.  The independent Examiner was looking at the responses received and the Neighbourhood Plan documents to assess whether the Plan met the Basic Conditions and could proceed to referendum. 

Following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) and the related guidance “Consideration of avoidance and reduction measures in Habitats Regulations Assessment: People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta”  the Examiner and the District Council agreed on 25 June 2018 to pause the Examination until an update of the Habitats Regulation Assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan could be completed which would take into account this judgement.  The update was completed by AECOM in July 2018, and was submitted to the Examiner.  It can be viewed below (please note this version replaces an earlier version submitted to the Examiner in July 2018):

Ashby de la Zouch HRA - July 2018 (PDF Document, 0.9 Mb)

Submission Neighbourhood Plan

In August 2017, Ashby Town Council submitted the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council. In accordance with Section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, North West Leicestershire District Council then consulted on the neighbourhood plan. The consultation period ended on 11 October 2017.

View the Submission Ashby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 11.29 Mb)

The following documents were also submitted alongside the plan.

Statement of Basic Conditions (PDF Document, 0.55 Mb)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (PDF Document, 2.33 Mb)

Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening (PDF Document, 0.39 Mb)

Consultation Statement (PDF Document, 7.42 Mb)

Further background information can be found on the Ashby Town Council website.

Pre-Submission Consultation

Having completed the draft of their Neighbourhood Plan and stage 1 pre-submission consultation in 2014, in March 2017 Ashby Town Council undertook Phase 2 of the pre-submission consultation required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The document and more information can be viewed on the Ashby Town Council website.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In December 2013 Ashby de la Zouch Town Council applied to North West Leicestershire District Council for designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area under Part 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Details of the application can be viewed below:

For more information visit the Ashby Town Council website.

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