Below are the details of all consultations Charnwood Borough Council carried out in 2020.

Consultations 2020

Improving Allendale Road and Farnham Road green spaces

We held a consultation on proposals lookings to improve the Allendale Road and Farnham Road green spaces as part of a programme. Residents were asked for their comments on the proposed improvements and the consultations closed in October 2020.

Private sector housing licensing schemes

Charnwood Borough Council held a consultation on two proposed private sector housing licensing schemes. 

  • Additional Licensing scheme
  • Selective Licensing scheme

Comments for both consultations closed on Friday October 23, 2020.

What is additional licensing?

The Council is proposing to introduce a borough wide additional licensing scheme for all houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). It will cover all HMOs, irrespective of the number of stories that are occupied by three or four unrelated persons and all Section 257 HMOs (buildings converted into self-contained flats) where the building is wholly occupied by tenants.

More information can be found on the additional licensing consultation webpage.

What is selective licensing?

The Council is proposing to introduce a selective licensing scheme in the Hastings and Lemyngton Wards to improve property conditions, management standards and to improve the quality of our neighbourhoods and to support safe, inclusive and cohesive communities.

More information can be found on the selective licensing consultation webpage.

Shepshed Town Centre Project

The Shepshed Town Centre Project will improve the public realms of Shepshed Town Centre.

The Council is working closely with the Shepshed Town Team, with support from Shepshed Town Council on the project which will cover improvements in Bull Ring, Market Place, Field Street and Hall Croft.

Local residents, businesses and visitors to the Shepshed town centre were asked to give feedback on the proposed plans. Comments for the consultation closed on Monday October 19, 2020.

For more information about the project and the proposed designs visit the Shepshed Town Centre Project webpage

Booth Wood Local Nature Reserve Consultation

Booth Wood is a small woodland owned by Charnwood Borough Council and situated on the western outskirts of Loughborough.

The woodland sits as a small pocket on the eastern edge of the Garendon Park estate.

As part of our 2016 Open Spaces Strategy we outlined plans to create local nature reserves across the borough to support and encourage more wildlife, Booth Wood is one of the areas we would like to designate in this way.

We ran a consultation until September 3, 2020 as part of our application for Booth Wood to become local nature reserve with Natural England.

A draft Management Plan has been prepared to set out the vision, objectives and priorities for the management of the site in consultation with the local community.

Read the draft Booth Wood Management Plan.

Comments from the survey that closed on September 3 will be used as part of the council's application to Natural England to see Booth Wood designated as a Local Nature Reserve.

The status would give the wood more protection from development and would mean planners would need to consider the impact of the area caused by nearby planning applications.

Loughborough Town Deal

A consultation was held between June 16 and July 5, 2020. Residents and businesses were encouraged to have a say about the Loughborough Town Deal draft investment plan.

The Loughborough Town Deal is aiming to secure up to £25 million of government funding to transform the town. The draft investment plan outlines four areas of focus:

  • Physical regeneration and how Loughborough functions as a place
  • Equipping people, communities and businesses for the future
  • A smart, green Loughborough
  • Loughborough – 'innovation city', global national and regional destination

The Town Deal Board will now make a decision on the final investment plan.

Loughborough Town Deal

We sought ideas as part of the Loughborough Town Deal project between February 9 and 23, 2020. Loughborough has been invited by the government to bid for up to £25 million under its Town Deal Scheme. Community involvement is key and therefore we are looking for people to give their views on what makes Loughborough great and what could make it better. More information is available on the town deal web page.

Last updated: Fri 11th February, 2022 @ 08:52