Newbold Verdon Parish Council

Serving the people of Newbold Verdon

Clerk: Josie Flavell
Sport's Pavilion, Alan's Way
Newbold Verdon, Leicester
LE9 9LB

Newbold Verdon Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan has been created by members of the Parish Council and members of the community using the vision of parishioners for the future of Newbold Verdon. The aim of the Neighbourhood Plan is to put forward the wishes of the community regarding the future development of the village and to deliver local aspirations within the context of the strategic planning framework.

The Neighbourhood Plan contains a number of policies, including some areas where the Parish Council will support development activity, and other areas such as "Local Green Spaces' that the community wish to protect. These policies have been drafted following significant engagement with the residents of Newbold Verdon parish.

Due to the issues which have arisen from this examination and the Covid-19 delays, the Plan will not go to referendum until later this year and will not be 'Made' until May 2021.

Once is has been approved to 'Made' status, it will be a legally binding document to be used by HBBC to determine planning applications and guide planning decisions in the parish of Newbold Verdon. Please find attached all documentation pertaining to the consultaton process and Plan below.

Notification of Formal Consultation on Newbold Verdon Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14 Town and Country Planning, England, Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012)

A 'Pre-submission Consultation' on the Newbold Verdon Neighbourhood Plan was undertaken in June - July 2018. Because of a procedural issue another 'Pre-submission Consultation' is now being conducted.

Prior to final acceptance of the Neighbourhood Plan, one key stage is a review by an 'Independent Examiner'. During this review, the Examiner's preliminary findings concluded that the Plan and documents were well put together and sound. It was however found that the Special Environmental Assessment (SEA) was actually conducted out of sequence in the process. (The SEA should come before the regulation 14 consultation). The Examiner's view was that the Neighbourhood Plan would consequently fail the examination. Therefore, Newbold Verdon Parish Council has withdrawn the Newbold Verdon neighbourhood plan from the Examination process to allow a new Pre-Submission Consultation (Regulation 14).

If you would like to take part in the consultation, please see the information below:

The consultation period runs for 6 weeks from 4th August 2020 to 15th September 2020.

Two drop in session will be held at Newbold Verdon Library on Tuesday 25th August 2020 10 am – 12 o'clock and Saturday 29th August 2020 10am – 1pm. Social distancing will be observed.

The Draft Plan, SEA, supporting documents and comments form can be viewed or downloaded from this webpage.

There are hard copies available in the Newbold Verdon Library, where a comments form will also be made available. However, this can also be accessed from this webpage below.

If you require a hard copy of the Plan to review or would like to make representations, please contact the Parish Clerk: clerk@newboldverdonpc.org.uk and let her have your name, address, phone contact and email address. She will send you a copy by email or arrange for you to have access to a paper copy. There will also be a form available for your comments.

Following this public consultation process the Plan will be reviewed and submitted to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council together with all the supporting documentation, including a Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations have informed the Plan.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will then invite representations, before the plan is subjected to Examination by an Independent Examiner. Once any further amendments have been made the Plan will be subject to a local Referendum, if the Referendum is successful the Plan will be "Made" by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

Heather Davison
Chair of Newbold Verdon Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee

Regulation 14 Consultation Response Form

The deadline for returning this form to the Parish Council is 14th September 2020. All details on where to return it, are detailed on the attached form.

Introduction from the Chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Steering Group

The process of creating the Newbold Verdon Neighbourhood Plan has been driven by Parish Councillors and members of the community and is part of the Government's approach to planning contained in the Localism Act of 2011.

Local people now have a greater say about what happens in the area in which they live by preparing a Neighbourhood Plan that sets out policies that meet the need of the community whilst, having regard for local, national and EU policies.

The aim of this Neighbourhood Plan is to put forward the wishes of the community regarding future development and to deliver local aspirations within the context of the strategic planning framework.

Newbold Verdon Parish Council has overseen the development of the Neighbourhood Plan but has delegated its preparation to the Advisory Steering Group.

The Neighbourhood Plan contains a number of policies, including some areas where the Parish Council will support development activity, and other areas such as "Local Green Spaces' that the community wish to protect. These policies have been drafted following engagement with the residents of Newbold Verdon parish. This Neighbourhood Plan also identifies a number of Community Actions.

These are not planning policies and are not subject to examination. They reflect future work activities that it is proposed are undertaken within the parish and involving a range of third parties to help improve the parish in line with the outcome of community consultation.

We are grateful to Officers from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council who have supported us through the process and to our community for engaging so enthusiastically in the process.

The 'Draft' Plan

Appendices and References

References for Community Amenities and Facilities

Documents Reference Examination Process

These Documents are not part of the Neighbourhood Plan and are not to be commented on, but reference the examination process.

Consultation Statement References

The documents below are not part of the Neighbourhood Plan, they are housing site assessments.

Please note that the SHELAA numbers refer to sites previously assessed by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.

Chair's Reports

Advisory Steering Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes