Below are the details of all consultations Charnwood Borough Council carried out in 2019.

Consultations 2019

Draft corporate plan

We consulted on our draft corporate plan 2020-24 until December 18, 2019. The plan sets out the Council's vision and priorities for the next four years.

Draft Charnwood Local Plan 2019-36

We ran a consultation about our draft Charnwood Local Plan 2019-36 between November 4 and December 16. 

The draft plan sets out how the Council will balance future growth in the area while making sure the environment is looked after and communities have the infrastructure they need.

The new local plan will include strategic and detailed policies and will be prepared to provide for a longer plan period than the adopted Charnwood Core Strategy which provides the strategy up to 2028.

As well as providing housing and jobs, the local plan considers the quality of design, climate change, renewable energy and improving biodiversity. It also considers how we secure infrastructure for our growing communities, including health services, schools and the transport system.

The Council will consider all the comments it receives during the consultation carefully and provide a statement of how it is responding to each of them.  We will then use those comments and additional evidence to update the plan ready for further consultation in 2020.  

More information is available on the draft Charnwood Local Plan 2019-36 page.

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) - Bradgate Park and Swithland Woods

Bradgate Park and Swithland Woods introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order for dog Control in February 2017 to apply conditions about dog control on the estate.

Charnwood Borough Council made the order in line with legislation in the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The Order included a dogs on leads zone (yellow zone) on a seasonal basis which was varied to all year round in 2018. The rest of the estate is a dogs on lead by direction zone (green zone) which covers 75% of the estate except for the deer sanctuary which is a dogs exclusion zone (grey zone).

The Order lasts for up to three years so in February 2020 it is proposed to continue with the Public Spaces Protection Order for Bradgate Park and Swithland Woods in the same format as the varied order in 2018, this would comprise of:

  • Yellow zone – dogs on leads between 9am and 10pm
  • Green zone – dogs on lead by direction (requirement to put dog on a lead if a Ranger thinks the dog is out of control or likely to become out of control)
  • Grey Zone – Deer sanctuary – dogs exclusion zone for safety of the deer (people are also excluded from this area)

For full details of the 2018 varied Public Spaces Protection Order can be found further down on this webpage.

The consultation was open from Wednesday October 16 and ended on Friday November 22 at 5pm.

Notice to extend Public Spaces Protection Order - Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

At the closure of the formal consultation period, we reviewed all comments/objections and made the decision to propose an extension to the order.

The PSPO continued to address anti-social behaviour issues relating to dog control across the estate of Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood. The majority of dog owners are responsible and display effective dog control but there are some occasions where additional controls are necessary for clarity to ensure all people in controls of dogs are acting responsibly.

Any representation or objection to the variation to the PSPO outlined in this notice was asked to be put in writing addressed to: 

Public Spaces Protection Orders Consultation (BP2020), C/O Street Management
Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
LE11 2TR

Stating the reference number to which they relate and the grounds for making them before Thursday January 16, 2020.

The full notice can be read below:

Empty homes premium consultation

We held a consultation about proposals to increase a council tax premium paid by the owners of empty homes in Charnwood.

We were seeking views on possible changes to the empty homes premium following new powers which have been given to local authorities by the Government.

The consultation ran until January 6, 2019.

King Street car park, Sileby consultation

We were looking for feedback about King Street car park in Sileby. The car park has 90 spaces and we were looking at whether we need to make changes to the way it is operated to reduce the times when it is full.

The consultation closed on June 30, 2019.

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) Consultation

Charnwood Borough Council currently has a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in place which runs from January 2017 to January 2020. 

The PSPO will need to be varied or extended in January 2020 as three years is the maximum time period these orders can be in place in line with the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The first part of varying/extending these orders will involve a consultation across the Borough.

The current orders cover:

  • Not allowing a dog to foul and not clearing up (across the whole Borough except private and agricultural land)
  • Dogs being excluded from fenced children’s play areas
  • Dogs being kept on a lead in certain areas

The proposals in the consultation include maintaining the existing controls and also asking residents and other stakeholders if further controls may be considered.

The consultation ran until May 24, 2019.

Rogue landlords consultation 2019

In 2019, we sought further intelligence on the housing stock, tenants and the owners of properties by undertaking research to identify rogue landlords across the borough and take the appropriate action.

BMG Research was commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council to carry out face-to-face interviews with residents.

The responses given were linked to their details and passed back to Charnwood Borough Council. Those who took part were not contacted further about the answers given unless they give us permission to do so. BMG Research will ensure all information is handled and stored securely.

Last updated: Wed 16th February, 2022 @ 17:03