Examiner's Report

The Examiner completed his report in July 2021.  This can be viewed below:

Hugglescote & Donington le Heath Neighbourhood Plan Examiner's Report (PDF Document, 0.38 Mb)

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


During the Submission consultation, a total of 15 representations were received, in addition to the District Council's own comments.  These can be viewed below:

1 - Canal and River Trust (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

2 - Coal Authority (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

3 - National Grid (PDF Document, 0.41 Mb)

4 - Historic England (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

5 - Sport England (PDF Document, 0.28 Mb)

6 - Severn Trent (PDF Document, 0.35 Mb)

7 - Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland CCGs (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)

8 - Leicestershire County Council (PDF Document, 0.28 Mb)

9 - Natural England (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

10 - Davidsons (PDF Document, 0.9 Mb)

11 - Redrow Homes (PDF Document, 1.22 Mb)

12 - Thomas Harley Charities (PDF Document, 5.69 Mb)

13 - Highways England (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)

14 - Harworth Group (PDF Document, 7.82 Mb)

15 - Dr Theresa Eynon (District and County Councillor) (PDF Document, 0.12 Mb)

16a North West Leicestershire District Council (Part 1) (PDF Document, 0.43 Mb)

16b - North West Leicestershire District Council (Part 2) (PDF Document, 0.1 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 will look 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 (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)

The letter requested some clarifications from the District Council.  The District Council responded on 7 May 2021.

NWLDC's response to Examiner's procedural letter (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Encl. Confirmation of submission (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

The Examiner issued a letter of questions for the Parish and District Councils on 17 May 2021.  The Councils have responded.

Examiner's questions (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)

Parish Council's response to the Examiner's Questions (PDF Document, 0.39 Mb)

District Council's response to the Examiner's Questions (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Limits to Development map 

Submission Consultation

Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Parish Council has submitted the Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Neighbourhood Plan to the District Council. In accordance with Section 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, we consulted on the plan for six weeks from Friday 12 March to Friday 23 April 2021. 

Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (PDF Document, 6.59 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Basic Conditions Statement (PDF Document, 0.34 Mb)

SEA/HRA Screening opinion (PDF Document, 0.95 Mb)

Appendix 2 - Consultation Statement - see below

Appendix 3a - Census profile (PDF Document, 1.11 Mb)

Appendix 3b - Land Registry data (Excel Spreadsheet, 0.86 Mb)

Appendix 4 - Housing Needs Report (PDF Document, 0.54 Mb)

Appendix 5 - History and environment survey and reseach (this is a link to the Parish Council website where the document is hosted)

Appendix 6 - Local Green Space evidence (PDF Document, 0.57 Mb)

Appendix 7 - Heritage document (PDF Document, 4.97 Mb)

Appendix 8 - Important views (PDF Document, 9.78 Mb)

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

Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Consultation Statement (PDF Document, 0.52 Mb)

Appendix 1 - Neighbourhood Area designation (PDF Document, 0.28 Mb)

Appendix 2 – Consultation analysis September 2017 (PDF Document, 3.63 Mb)

Appendix 3 – Newsletters (PDF Document, 33.64 Mb)

Appendix 4 – Open event analysis November 2019 (PDF Document, 2.79 Mb)

Appendix 5 – Household questionnaire (PDF Document, 2.49 Mb)

Appendix 6 – Young people’s questionnaire (PDF Document, 2.38 Mb)

Appendix 7 – Questionnaire analysis (PDF Document, 1.14 Mb)

Appendix 8 – Regulation 14 comments (PDF Document, 0.97 Mb)

Pre-Submission Consultation

In November 2019, the Parish Council published a pre-submission draft Neighbourhood Plan for a 6 week consultation period ending on 18 December 2019.

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In March 2017, Hugglescote and Donington Le Heath 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. This request was granted by the District Council on 7 June 2017.  Details of the application can be viewed below:

For more information visit the Hugglescote and Donington Le Heath Parish Council website.

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