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Past consultations

Below is some information about previous consultations we have carried out.

Consultations 2018

PSPO consultation to vary existing Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO): Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

We were seeking views on the proposed variation to the current Public Spaces Protection Oder (PSPO) for Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood. This Notice outlines the details of the proposed variation to the PSPO. 

The current PSPO insists that all dogs are kept on leads in areas of the park shown in yellow on the Plan (this is seasonal between Good Friday or April 1 (whichever is sooner) and October 31, between 9am and 10pm.

A full copy of the current PSPO can be seen below:

The proposed variation to the PSPO insists that all dogs are kept on leads in areas of the park shown in yellow on the Plan between 9am and 10pm all year round.

The consultation ended on August 16 2018.

Consultation on the Public Space Protection Order for the Bradgate Park Estate

Visitors to the Park, residents and partners were invited to put their comments forward about dog control on the Bradgate Park Estate.

Park visitors, residents and groups which may be affected were asked for their views on whether or not a variation to the current PSPO should be made to extend the requirement to keep dogs on leads all year round whilst in the yellow zone of the map (path which stretches from the parks Newtown Linford entrance, to the Hall Gates entrance in Cropston)

Currently, this is a seasonal restriction (from Good Friday or April 1 whichever is sooner) to October 31.

The consultation ended on June 30, 2018.

Local plan review

We are in the process of preparing a new Local Plan for the borough, for the period up to 2036, and we asked for your views and representations via our consultation portal.

For more information, visit our Local Plan review page. 

The consultation closed on June 7, 2018.

Sidings Park improvements

We asked for your views on plans to revamp Southfields Park. To view the proposals visit our webpage.

The consultation closed on May 7, 2018.

Southfields Park improvements

We asked for your views on plans to revamp Southfields Park. The consultation closed on April 30, 2018.

Strategic Growth Plan

The Strategic Growth Plan is the overarching plan which will set out the aspirations for delivering growth in Leicester and Leicestershire.

A consultation on the draft strategic growth plan was launched on January 11, 2018 and ended on May 10, 2018. 

You can find out more information on the  Strategic Growth Plan website.

More information about the consultation and the growth plan is also contained on the Strategic Growth Plan webpage.

Planning Enforcement Plan

The planning enforcement team are looking for your views on proposals for an Enforcement Plan and is welcoming comments.

The plan seeks to provide guidance on the principles and procedures involved in planning enforcement.

The plan relates to the regulatory functions of the Council’s Planning Enforcement Team and sets out the way in which the Council intends to secure effective compliance with legislation while taking into account the views and needs of the developer, individuals, organisations and business. You can view the draft plan below:

The consultation closed on March 23, 2018.

Private sector housing enforcement policy

Charnwood Borough Council is reviewing the Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy and is welcoming comments.

The policy seeks to ensure that all properties let as residential dwellings and those in private ownership throughout the Borough are of good quality and are well managed.

The policy relates to regulatory functions of the Council’s private sector housing team and sets out the way in which the Council intends to secure effective compliance with legislation while minimising the burden to the Council, individuals, organisations and business. You can view the draft policy below:

The consultation closed on March 9, 2018.

Loughborough conservation area boundary review

A comprehensive review of the current conservation area boundaries in Loughborough was carried out and we sought views on the proposed changes. 

The consultation ran from February 5 to March 5, 2018.

More information about the boundary review can be seen on the review's webpage.

Thrussington Neighbourhood Plan

Thrussington Parish Council submitted the Thrussington Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents to Charnwood Borough Council for examination.

The Plan underwent formal consultation for a period of 6 weeks from Friday January 12, 2018 to Sunday February 25, 2018. Further details can be found on the dedicated Thrussington Neighbourhood Plan website.

Homeless strategy consultation

The borough council sought comments on a new Homelessness Strategy for 2018-2020.

The Strategy sets out our approach for tackling homelessness in the Borough.

The Strategy aims to prevent homelessness and ensure that accommodation and support is available for people who become homeless within the Borough.

The Strategy will concentrate on five key objectives:

  • Strong and effective partnership working
  • Early targeted advice and intervention to prevent the loss of accommodation
  • Effective action to relieve homelessness
  • Support to sustain tenancies and prevent repeat homelessness
  • Protect and increase local housing options.

Below is a copy of the draft strategy and the action plan:

The consultation closed at Midnight on Monday February 26, 2018.

Draft economic development strategy 2018-20

The borough council sought comments on a draft Economic Development Strategy for Charnwood. 

More information can be found on the draft economic development strategy webpage. Read the Economic Development Strategy for Charnwood.

The closing date for comments was February 16, 2018.

Consultations, 2017

The Outwoods

We asked for views on what kind of improvements people would like to see made at The Outwoods. The consultation closed on December 18, 2017. 

Community Governance Review - stage two consultation

A second phase of the community governence review was held following an initial consultation. For more indepth information, read the community governance report which went to council on June 26.

For more information visit our Community Governance Review pageThe consultation closed on October 6, 2017.

Residents' Survey 2017 

We carried out a residents' survey in September and October last year. A total of 1,571 people responded and the results of the survey can be found on the Residents' Survey 2017 page.

Loughborough Town Centre 2017 consultation

A consultation was held on the Loughborough Town Centre Masterplan which set out a number of proposals to develop the town centre to ensure its viability and vitality in the future.

For more information please got to the Loughborough Town Centre Masterplan webpage. The consultation closed on September 22, 2017.

Allocations Policy consultation

A consultation was held on the proposed changes to the Choice Based Housing Allocations Policy.

Areas that were covered in the consultation included:

• The types of properties that will be advertised through the Choice Based Lettings scheme
• Who will qualify for the Housing Register
• How applications on the Housing Register will be prioritised or banded

The consultation closed on Friday September 22, 2017.

Open Spaces consultation

A consultation was held to review the way local people use their open spaces across the district. We wanted to know what people thought of their open spaces and what improvements could be made to encourage people to use them more often. The consultation closed on August 31, 2017.

Community Governance Review

A public consultation was held between February 1 and April 30, 2017 as part of a community governance review. The review provides councils with the opportunity to review and make changes to community governance in their areas, usually where there have been changes to the local population. 

A summary of the responses is contained in a report to full council on June 26, 2017.

Following the consultation a number of proposals have been put forward and a second phase of consultation is underway. For more information visit our Community Governance Review page

PSPO consultation: Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood

A proposal for the purposes of reducing antisocial behaviour, in relation to dog control, in Bradgate Park and Swithland Wood.

Improving Kirkstone Park

A consultation was held to see what local residenst would like to see at a new proposed play area in the green space at the end of Kirkstone Drive in Loughborough. For more information can be found on the Improving Kirkstone Park webpageThe consultation closed on July 21, 2017.

Consultations, 2016

Payphone removals consultation: A consultation to find out your views on BT's wish to remove 24 public phone boxes located within the borough.

Hit the Steet survey: Hit the Street is a three year project run as part of our Community Sport Activation Fund. This survey asked for views on what sports activities to include in 2017. 

Public Spaces Protection Order consultation: A proposal for the purposes of reducing antisocial behaviour, in relation to dog control, in Charnwood.

Annual Loughborough town centre survey: The survey asked people a range of questions about the town centre and for ideas on how it could be improved. You can read more about it in our press release issued on November 8, 2016.

Bedford Square Gateway Consultation: A consultation on proposed improvements to Bedford Square, Devonshire Square and Wards End in Loughborough. 

Changes to Local Council Tax Support Scheme: A consultation on proposed changes to the Local Council Tax Support scheme. 

Leicester & Leicestershire Strategic Growth Plan: A strategic growth plan, outlining the amount and location of future growth in the area up to 2036 and broad aspirations for growth up to 2050.

Customer Service Strategy: We conducted a survey to seek the views of residents as part of our Customer Service Strategy. 

Consultations, 2015

Housing strategy: Consultation on the draft housing strategy delivery plan actions, including who would be best placed to deliver those actions.

Consultations, 2014

Student Occupancy: Consultation on whether our policy approaches to managing student occupancy are being successful. 

East Midlands Gateway Strategic Rail Frieght Interchange: Consultation on East Midlands Gateway Strategic Rail Freight Interchange 

Car Parking Scrutiny Panel Public Consultation: A consultation was undertaken on the effectiveness of our arrangements for providing car parking in Charnwood

Charnwood Climate Local: A consultation on our plan to mitigate the impact of climate change in the borough.

Designation of Neighbourhood Area: Consultation on an application made by Barrow upon Soar Parish Council, for designation of a Neighbourhood Area.

Consultations, 2013

Sounds of summer resident survey: An online consultation to gauge residents’ satisfaction with our services. 

Council Tax support consultation - 21st August - 10th October 2013: Residents were asked for their views on proposed changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2014. 

Improving Lives Survey June: Part of the Improving Lives, Support Communities campaign.

Homelessness strategy consultation: Residents were asked to comment on the draft Homelessness Strategy which sets out the priorities and ambitions for our homelessness services for the next five years.  

Consultation on the customer service strategy: Consultation on the Draft Customer Service Strategy and access to services online.

Consultation equality strategy: Consultation on the council's Equality Strategy 2013-2016

Allocations Policy Review 2013: Consultation on proposed changes in the Choice Based Lettings Scheme. 

Don't Muck Around survey 2013: Residents asked to select their priorities for the 2013 Campaign.    

Consultations, 2012

Supplementary consultation: We undertook a Supplementary Consultation on a range of supplementary options for distributing growth. 

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