Made (Adopted) Plan

On December 9, 2021 Charnwood Borough Council "made" the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan part of Charnwood Borough Council's development plan, in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

View the "made" Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan below:

Further details of the decision are available in the Decision Statement below:

Referendum Result

A referendum on the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan was held on October 28, 2021. The plan was approved by referendum and the result can be found on the Declaration of Result below:

The Plan now forms pats of the Development Plan for the neighbourhood area in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017. The final procedural step is for the Council to “make” the neighbourhood plan within 8 weeks of the referendum.


Following an independent Examination, Charnwood Borough Council has determined that the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan, as modified to incorporate the Examiner’s recommendations, should proceed to Referendum. Further details of this decision can be found in the Decision Statement - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.12 Mb)

The referendum will take place on October 28, 2021 and will ask the question: “Do you want Charnwood Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Rearsby to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Further details about the referendum can be found in the ­6. Information Statement - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

A number of specified documents are available for the purpose of the Referendum which are:

1. Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (PDF Document, 4.61 Mb)

2. Examination Report - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.55 Mb)

3. Summary of Representations - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

4. Compliance Statement - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)

5. General Information for Voters - Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

Paper copies of the specified documents may be inspected at the main reception of Charnwood Borough Council’s Offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX.  Due to social distancing requirements, an appointment should be booked to view documents at the main Council reception – call 01509 634560  or email     

Paper documents are also available for inspection within the referendum area at Beardley’s Tea Room, 2 Brook Street, Rearsby, LE7 4YA during normal opening hours.

SEA Determination

Following the regulation 16 consultation and examination, Charnwood Borough Council has issued its final determination on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening report:

Examination of the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan

Charnwood Borough Council, in consultation with Rearsby Parish Council, have appointed an Examiner, Mr Andrew Matheson, to undertake the examination of the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan.

On August 10, 2021, the examiner issued their Examination Report. Charnwood Borough Council will now consider the recommendations made in the report and decide how the plan should be modified and when a referendum will be held.

The examiner requested that the following documents arising from the examination of the plan be made publicly available:

The Regulation 16 Consultation on the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan closed on April 30, 2021 and the following representations, which will be considered by the examiner, were made:

Pre-examination (Regulation 16) consultation

Rearsby Parish Council, has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Rearsby Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents have been submitted to Charnwood Borough Council for the purpose of consultation, examination and, if appropriate, a referendum ahead of it being ‘made’ (adopted) as part of the development plan for the area.

Charnwood Borough Council has considered the Plan against the statutory requirements set out in paragraph 6 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and is satisfied that these have been met and it can proceed to consultation.

The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents submitted are available below:

Further supporting information is available at:

The consultation will run for six weeks from Wednesday March 17 until Friday April 30, 2021.

Due to Coronavirus related social distancing measures, there continues to be restricted access to the Council offices therefore hard copies of the consultation documents will not be made available at deposit points. However, if an individual requires an alternative means of accessing these documents, please contact us by e-mail or telephone 01509 634929.

Any comments made on the Neighbourhood Plan and/or supporting documents should be sent to Charnwood Borough Council together with your name and address by email to

Or in writing to:

Planning Policy
Charnwood Borough Council
Council Offices
Southfield Road
LE11 2TN

Formal representations should be received by Charnwood Borough Council by no later than Friday April 30, 2021. Any representations may include a request to be notified of the local planning authority’s decision to make the neighbourhood plan.

Should you have any queries regarding the Neighbourhood Plan or its submission then please contact by us e-mail or telephone 01509 634929.

Previous Information

Rearsby Parish was designated as a neighbourhood area for the purposes of neighbourhood planning on 25th August 2015.

A version of the neighbourhood plan was previously submitted to Charnwood Borough Council on 31 July 2017. Following subsequent examination of that plan, Rearsby Parish Council decided to withdraw the plan.

Rearsby Parish Council decided to review and prepare another version of their neighbourhood plan and subsequently undertook the Regulation 14 consultation between January 6, 2019 and February 26, 2019.

For further information please contact Rearsby Parish Council by email to or by telephone on 01664 424009.

Last updated: Wed 15th December, 2021 @ 15:14