What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans are not compulsory but communities have the option of preparing such a plan if they wish to. Unlike other forms of planning policy they are usually written by the community itself and not by the district council or national government - although the community has to ensure that its plan is in line with national and local planning policy. Neighbrouhood Plans have to be independently examined and then voted upon in a local referendum as to whether or not it should be formally adopted.
Where are Neighbourhood Plans currently in operation?
The following Neighbourhood Plans have been 'made' and should be used to help determine planning applications in the relevant areas:
- Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan
- Ellistown and Battleflat Neighbourhood Plan
- Hugglescote and Donington le Heath Neighbourhood Plan
- Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan
Where are Neighbourhood Plans currently being prepared?
The following Neighbourhood Plans are currently being prepared in the district:
- Swannington Neighbourhood Plan
- Breedon on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan
- Long Whatton & Diseworth Neighbourhood Plan
- Lockington cum Hemington Neighbourhood Plan
Where can I find out further information?
- Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning - website contains lots of useful information about neighbourhood planning and how to develop your plan
- Leicestershire County Council - (The County Council webpage includes a toolkit that has been produced to support communities in neighbourhood planning).
- Central Government website
- Planning Portal
Planning your plan
The following document might help you to decide if a Neighbourhood Plan is right for your community. Completing this is not a requirement, however it might help you to plan for your Neighbourhood Plan.
Neighbourhood Planning Pre Designation Template (Word Document, 0.12 Mb).
Last updated: Tue 10 May, 2022 @ 16:59