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The Wolds (Burton on the Wolds, Cotes, Prestwold and Hoton) Neighbourhood Plan

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This web page is about the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan.

Examination

Charnwood Borough Council in consultation with Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council, have appointed an Examiner, Mr Andrew Matheson, to undertake the examination of the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan.

The Examiner issued his report on February 28, 2020 and this can be viewed below: 

The Examiner issued a further note on some areas where further clarification was required and this can be viewed below:

Responses to the Examiners Second Enquiries can be found below:

The Examiner has issued a note summarising his initial comments and identifying some areas on which he would like further clarification (see below):

Responses to the Examiner’s Opening Enquiries can be found below:

The Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Charnwood Borough Council for Examination on Tuesday August 20. The formal consultation period ended on Monday November 4, 2019. The following representations were received and will be considered by the Examiner:

The Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan SEA and HRA Screening Report has also undergone consultation with the consultation bodies, their responses are available below:

Previous information

Important Notice: Charnwood Borough Council has received an amended version of the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan. 

The amendment relates to Policy WV1 Landscape Character and Locally Important Views on page 13. To ensure that stakeholders have the opportunity to comment on the amended version of the Plan, the 6 week consultation will be restarted. The consultation will now run from Monday September 23 until Monday November 4, 2019.

The amended Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed below:

The supporting documents listed below (B-H) remain the same.

Pre-examination consultation

Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council and Hoton Parish Council, through the Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee, has prepared a joint Neighbourhood Plan for their parishes.

In accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) the Wolds Villages 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 local 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: http://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/the-wolds.html

The plan will now be formally consulted upon for a period of 6 weeks from Wednesday 28th August to Wednesday 9th October 2019. Any representations that are made on the Plan will be forwarded to an independent Examiner who will then undertake an examination of the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan. 

The Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents are available for inspection at the following locations:

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 localplans@charnwood.gov.uk or in writing to:

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

Formal representations should be received by Charnwood Borough Council by no later than Wednesday October 9, 2019 using the contact details above. 

Should you have any queries regarding the Neighbourhood Plan or its submission then please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01509 634929 or email localplans@charnwood.gov.uk.

Neighbourhood area designation

A consultation on an application for designation as a joint neighbourhood area by Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council and Hoton Parish Council ended on the September 23, 2014.

This is the first stage of preparing a neighbourhood plan. 

The application has now been approved and the Parish Councils have been notified so that they can move to the next stage of preparing their plan.  Their application can be viewed below:

The Neighbourhood Area can be viewed below:

Further information on the Neighbourhood Plan will be posted here as it becomes available. 

If you have any questions please contact Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council by email burtonclerk@gmail.com or 01509 880471 or Hoton Parish Council by email hotonparishcouncil@googlemail.com or 01509 881447.

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