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  • Next Parish Council meeting 4 July 2022

East Langton Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Review

Independant Examination

Barbara Maksymiw has been appointed as the Independant Examiner.

On 13/4/22 she raised the some questions, which can be seen below along with the Parish Council's responses in blue. An associated document referred to in the Parish Council's responses is also below

Regulation 16 Consultation

The Regulation 16 Consultation ran from 19/1/22 to 2/3/22. The Regulation 16 responses can be seen on the Harborough District Council website at the link below

East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Review details on Harborough District Council website

Regulation 16 Documents

Review of Neighbourhood Plan - background information

At the Parish Council meeting on 4/12/19 the council took the decision to review the Neighbourhood Plan. The policies in the current Neighbourhood Plan , which was adopted in June 2018, remain in force until a new plan is adopted. If the review does not change a policy it will remain in force.

The Parish Council has engaged local Neighbourhood Planning Consultancy Yourlocale to support the review process. The Council has received three grants totalling £19,700 from Groundwork UK to fund the review.

The main reasons for reviewing the Plan are:

  • The Harborough District Council Local Plan has been adopted since the Neighbourhood Plan was Made. As the more recently adopted plan the Local Plan takes precedence. This means if there is a conflict the Local Plan policy will take precedence. This will be reversed on review of the Neighbourhood Plan
  • The required housing numbers are now more achievable with the recent permissions
  • Since the Neighbourhood Plan was Made there has been an update to the National Planning Policy Framework ad Planning Practice Guidance, both of which strengthen the weight given to Neighbourhood Plans.

The review is looking to review the following policies:

  • Housing allocation
  • Affordable housing provision
  • Reconsider views (these were rejected by the Inspector for the current Neighbourhood Plan)
  • Revisit Local Green Space behind School –this was also rejected by the Inspector, and one reason for given was the potential need for future housing which may no longer apply if housing allocations can be made.

Other Consulations for the review of the Neighbourhood Plan

Regulation 14 Consultation

The Regulation 14 Consultation ran for seven weeks from 29/7/21 to 15/9/21. Click on the link below to the page for this consultation

Local Green Spaces - Thorpe Path Field Survey

Sustainable Site Assessment

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report March 2021

The current Neighbourhood Plan

The Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan took place 21/6/18.

132 people voted, 41% turnout, 132 for and 15 against.

The plan is therefore adopted.

Adopted Version of the Neighbourhood Plan

Harborough District Council Final Decision Statement 26/6/18

Development of the Neighbourhood Plan

Click here to see the steps towards the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan

Last updated: Mon, 16 May 2022 12:00