'Made' Plan

On 22 March 2023, North West Leicestershire District Council 'made' the Swannington Neighbourhood Plan (2023). 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 Swannington parish.

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

A hard copy of the plan can be viewed at the council offices by appointment.  Please contact the  to arrange.


The Swannington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 2 March 2023. The question asked at the referendum was: Do you want North West Leicestershire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Swannington to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?

The result was:

Yes - 108

No - 26

Full details of the result can be downloaded below:

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result 

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

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (PDF Document, 5.31 Mb)

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Schedule of Proposed Modifications (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Decision Statement (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Basic Conditions Statement (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Information Statement (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

General planning information to assist voters (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)


The examination has now concluded. The examiner issued their report on 19 December 2022. It was concluded that, subject to some proposed modifications, the Swannington Neighbourhood Plan could proceed to referendum. 

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's Report (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

The following correspondence was issued during the examination process:

Examiner Procedural Matters (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)

Examiner Questions 07 November 2022 (PDF Document, 0.15 Mb)

Examiner Questions 10 November 2022 (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

NWLDC Response to Examiner's Questions (PDF Document, 1.21 Mb)

Swannington Parish Council Response to Examiner's Questions (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)

Swannington Parish Council Redraft of Policy H4 (PDF Document, 0.12 Mb)

Submission Consultation

Swannington Parish Council formally submitted the Neighbourhood Plan to us in summer 2022.  Consultation on the Submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan took place between Monday 5 September and Monday 17 October 2022. The documents consulted on were:

Swannington Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version) (PDF Document, 8.29 Mb)

Consultation Statement (PDF Document, 0.51 Mb)

Basic Conditions Statement (PDF Document, 0.48 Mb)

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) & Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report (PDF Document, 1.47 Mb)

During the consultation a total of 13 representations were recieved (including the District Council's own comments).

1. Canal and River Trust (PDF Document, 0.64 Mb)

2. NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

3. Sport England (PDF Document, 0.6 Mb)

4. Historic England (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

5. National Highways (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

6. Coal Authority (PDF Document, 0.15 Mb)

7. Severn Trent (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

8. Natural England (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

9. National Forest Company (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

10. Leicestershire County Council (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

11. National Grid (PDF Document, 0.11 Mb)

12. Environment Agency (PDF Document, 0.86 Mb)

13. North West Leicestershire District Council (PDF Document, 0.81 Mb)

Pre-Submission Consultation

The Parish Council consulted on a draft version of the Neighbourhood Plan between 25 October and 6 December 2021.  All relevant documentation can be found on the Swannington Parish Council website. 

Neighbourhood Area Designation

In November 2018 Swannington 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 7 January 2019.

For more information visit the Swannington Parish Council website.

Last updated: Thu 6 April, 2023 @ 12:12