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'Made' Plan

On 16 July 2019 North West Leicestershire District Council 'made' the Neighbourhood Plan.  It should now be used to help determine planning applications within Ellistown and Battleflat.  

The Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded here:

Ellistown & Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 2.19 Mb)

As required by the neighbourhood planning regulations the Ellistown & Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan – Final Decision Statement (PDF Document, 0.28 Mb) has been published.

Paper copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement can be viewed in Ibstock and Coalville libraries and at the District Council offices in Coalville during normal opening times.  

Referendum

The Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 27 June 2019.

The question asked at the referendum was: Do you want North West Leicestershire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ellistown and Battleflat to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?

The result was:

Yes - 239

No - 35

Full details of the result can be downloaded below:

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Result (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

The District Council is now required to make (i.e. adopt) the Neighbourhood Plan within 8 weeks of the Referendum.

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

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (PDF Document, 2.19 Mb)

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan - Information Statement (PDF Document, 0.59 Mb)

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan - General Information on Planning (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Compliance Statement (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report (PDF Document, 0.35 Mb)

Summary of Responses (PDF Document, 0.42 Mb)

Decision Statement

The Qualifying Body have approved the Examiner’s recommendation for the amendments to the plan.

On 12 April 2019 the District Council agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan.  As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations the Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)has now been published.

Examiners Report

The Examiner completed his report in March 2019.  This can be viewed below:

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report (PDF Document, 0.35 Mb)

The Examiner's report concludes that, subject to making proposed modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.  

Examination

During the Submission consultation, a total of 10 representations were received, in addition to the District Council's own comments. These can all be viewed below:

1. Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

2. Anglian Water (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

3. Coal Authority (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

4. Natural England (PDF Document, 0.36 Mb)

5. National Grid (PDF Document, 0.19 Mb)

6. Severn Trent Water (PDF Document, 0.4 Mb)

7. Leicestershire County Council (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)

8. Gladman (PDF Document, 3.05 Mb)

9. Harworth (PDF Document, 24.68 Mb)

10. Environment Agency (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

11. North West Leicestershire District Council (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

Summary of Responses (PDF Document, 0.42 Mb)

The District Council collated these representations and passed them on to the Independent Examiner. The Independent Examiner looked at the responses received and the Neighbourhood Plan documents to assess whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum.

The Examiner issued a procedural letter outlining how the Examination would proceed: 

Examiner Procedural matters and Questions (PDF Document, 0.33 Mb)

The letter contained a number of questions to the Parish and District Councils.  The District Council responded to these on behalf of both Councils:

NWLDC Response to Examiners Questions (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Local Green Spaces (PDF Document, 0.99 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Limits to Development (PDF Document, 2.88 Mb)

Submission Neighbourhood Plan

In September 2018, Ellistown and Battleflat Parish Council submitted the Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council.

In accordance with Section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 North West Leicestershire District Council consulted on the neighbourhood plan for six weeks between 27 September 2018 and 8 November 2018.

Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (PDF Document, 1.44 Mb)

 - Appendix 1 - Basic Conditions Statement (PDF Document, 0.28 Mb)

 - Appendix 2 - Consultation Statement (see below)

 - Appendix 3a - Census 2011 data (PDF Document, 0.48 Mb)

 - Appendix 3b - Land Registry data (Excel Spreadsheet, 1.04 Mb)

 - Appendix 4 - Housing Needs Report (PDF Document, 0.93 Mb)

 - Appendix 5 - Environmental Inventory (PDF Document, 0.5 Mb)

 - Appendix 6 - Local List Asset Assessment Form (PDF Document, 0.46 Mb)

A consultation statement has also been submitted alongside the Submission Plan.

Ellistown and Battleflat Statement of Consultation (PDF Document, 1.03 Mb)

 - Appendix CS1 Questionnaire (PDF Document, 0.47 Mb)

 - Appendix CS2 Questionnaire Analysis (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

 - Appendix CS3 Primary School Consultation (PDF Document, 0.12 Mb)

 - Appendix CS4 School Fete Consultation (PDF Document, 0.51 Mb)

 - Appendix CS5 Housing Needs Survey (PDF Document, 0.93 Mb)

 - Appendix CS6 Youth Consultation Oct 14 (PDF Document, 2.25 Mb)

 - Appendix CS7 Youth Consultation May 15 (PDF Document, 0.59 Mb)

 - Appendix CS8 Consultation Feb 15 (PDF Document, 0.3 Mb)

 - Appendix CS9 Consultation Nov 15 (PDF Document, 0.79 Mb)

 - Appendix CS10 List of Stakeholders (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

 - Appendix CS11 Regulation 14 responses (PDF Document, 0.77 Mb)

It is the responsibility of the District Council to collate all the responses and pass them onto the independent Examiner (when appointed), who will look at them and the Neighbourhood Plan documents when assessing whether the Plan meets the Basic Conditions and can proceed to referendum.

Pre-Submission Consultation

In August 2017, the Parish Council published a Notification of Formal Consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan to accompany the publication of the pre-submission draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In December 2013 Ellistown and Battleflat Parish 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 Ellistown and Battleflat Parish Council website.

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