We gather the views of our residents, partners and other service users through consultations about a number of issues.
Your views help shape the services we provide to you.
Below is some information on consultations currently being undertaken by, or involving, Charnwood Borough Council.
To find out what we have done in the past and the results and outcomes of recent consultations please visit our past consultations page.
Private sector housing licensing schemes
Charnwood Borough Council is proposing to introduce two private sector housing licensing schemes.
- Additional Licensing scheme
- Selective Licensing scheme
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.
The additional licensing consultation closes on Friday October 23, 2020.
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.
The selective licensing consultation closes on Friday October 23, 2020.
More information can be found on the selective licensing consultation webpage.
Rogue landlords consultation
We are currently obtaining further intelligence on the housing stock, tenants and the owners of properties and are undertaking research to identify rogue landlords across the borough and take the appropriate action.
BMG Research has been commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council to carry out face-to-face interviews with residents. BMG Research Interviewers will be carrying an identity card with a photograph; please ensure you check the identity card if they knock on your door.
The responses you give will be linked to your details and passed back to Charnwood Borough Council. You will not be contacted further about the answers you give unless you give your permission to do so. BMG Research will ensure all information is handled and stored securely.
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, you can contact the BMG Research Helpline on 0800 358 0337. This number is free from landlines, although mobiles may be charged. Alternatively, you can call BMG Research on 0121 3336006 and ask to be put through to Jordan Harrold.
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’re running this consultation as part of our application for Booth Wood to become local nature reserve with Natural England.
A 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 Booth Wood Management Plan: Booth Wood Management Plan (Word Document, 1.78 Mb)
As part of our application we would like to hear the views of residents and visitors.
Comments from the survey 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.
Last updated: Mon 3rd August, 2020 @ 17:29