'Made' Plan

On 19 February 2024, North West Leicestershire District Council 'made' the Lockington and Hemington Neighbourhood Plan (2024) . It now forms part of the development plan (alongside the North West Leicestershire Local Plan) and should be used in the determination of planning applications in Lockington and Hemington parish.

The District Council has published a Final Decision Statement in accordance with the neighbourhood planning regulations.

A hard copy of the plan and the Decision Statement can be viewed at the council's Customer Centre by appointment.  Please contact the Planning Policy team to arrange.


The Lockington cum Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 25 January 2024. The question asked at the referendum was: Do you want North West Leicestershire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Lockington cum Hemington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?

The result was:

Yes - 110

No - 6

Full details of the result can be downloaded below:

Lockington cum Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

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

Please see the following documents for more information.

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan (Referendum version) (PDF Document, 6.87 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan: Schedule of Proposed Modifications (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan: Decision Statement (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan: Referendum Information Statement (PDF Document, 1.61 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan: General information about Planning (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb) to assist voters in the referendum.


The Examination has now concluded. The Examiner issued their report on 9 October 2023. It was concluded that, subject to some proposed modifications, the Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan could proceed to referendum.

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's Report

The following correspondence was issued during the Examination process:

Responses to the Examiner's Questions (PDF Document, 0.7 Mb)

Examiner's procedural matters and questions August 2023 (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

A total of 16 representations were received to the submission plan. These can be viewed below:

1 - Coal Authority (PDF Document, 0.34 Mb)

2 - British Horse Society (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)

3 - Derbyshire County Council (PDF Document, 1.55 Mb)

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

5 - Leicestershire Police (PDF Document, 1.49 Mb)

6 - National Forest (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)

7 - National Gas Transmission (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

8 - National Grid (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

9 - National Highways (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

10 - Natural England (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

11 - NHS Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)

12 - North West Leicestershire District Council (PDF Document, 0.24 Mb)

13 - The Parochial Smisby Charity (PDF Document, 0.46 Mb)

14 - Severn Trent (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

15 - Sport England (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

16 - Environment Agency (late) (PDF Document, 0.44 Mb)

The District Council has collated these representations will pass 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.

Submission Consultation

Lockington-Hemington Parish Council has submitted the Lockington-Hemington 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 16 June to Friday 28 July 2023.

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (May 2023) (PDF Document, 10.12 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Parish Council minutes 10 May 2023 (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement (March 2023) (PDF Document, 0.36 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington SEA/HRA Screening Opinion (January 2023) (PDF Document, 1.15 Mb)

Lockington-Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement (PDF Document, 11.72 Mb)

Pre-submission Consultation

The Parish Council consulted on a draft version of its Neighbourhood Plan between 30 January and 13 March 2023. Details can be found on the Lockington-Hemington Parish Council website

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In March 2021, Lockington cum Hemington Parish Council applied to North West Leicestershire District Council for designation of a Neighbourhood Plan Area.

Regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as inserted by the 2016 The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations) requires that where an application for designation is received from a Parish Council and the area proposed to be designated consists of the whole of the Parish Council’s area then the application should be approved, without the need for consultation.

The area designation was therefore approved by North West Leicestershire District Council on 5 May 2021.

Lockington cum Hemington Designation Request letter (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

Lockington cum Hemington Neighbourhood Plan Area Map (PDF Document, 1.51 Mb)

Designation Decision

Lockington cum Hemington NP Area Designation Notice (PDF Document, 0.83 Mb)

For more information visit the Lockington cum Hemington Parish Council website

Last updated: Tue 27 February, 2024 @ 10:50