FOSSE VILLAGES NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan – Public consultation

Regulation 16, The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)

Sapcote Parish Council, as qualifying body on behalf of the ten parishes known as the Fosse Villages (comprising the parishes of Aston Flamville, Croft, Huncote, Leicester Forest West, Potters Marston, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Thurlaston, and Wigston Parva), has submitted the "Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan" to Blaby District Council for Examination in accordance with the neighbourhood planning regulations.

The policies in the Fosse Village Neighbourhood Plan primarily seek to address the design of new development, protection and enhancement of green spaces, and protection of heritage assets and community services and facilities.

In accordance with the relevant legislation, Blaby District Council is now conducting a public consultation on the Plan taking place between Tuesday 2 April 2019 and Tuesday 21 May 2019. The submitted Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan and its key supporting documents can be viewed:

Huncote Library

Rear Huncote Methodist Church Hall, Forest Road, LE9 3BH

Tel: 0116 284 9612

Sapcote Library

Church Street, LE9 2HR

Tel: 0116 305 3674

Stoney Stanton Library

St Michaels Court, LE9 4TH

Tel: 0116 305 3686

You can make representations on the plan in writing to Development Strategy Team, Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicestershire, LE19 2EP or via email to planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk. Your comments must be received no later than the end of the day on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Please note that comments will be forwarded on to the neighbourhood plan examiner. For more details on how the Council will use your information please view Blaby District Council's Data Protection Privacy Notice available at: http://www.blaby.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection/data-protection-notice/

The local planning authority will determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be made (and therefore become part of the Development Plan) following the Examination in due course. Should you wish to be notified of this decision, please state this in your representation. If you have any questions in relation to this matter, please contact a member of the Development Strategy Team on the contact details provided below.

Email: planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk

Tel: 0116 272 7584

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan area comprises the following 10 Parishes which are situated in the south-west part of Blaby District, Leicestershire:
Parish Councils Croft, Huncote, Sapcote, Sharnford, Stoney Stanton and Thurlaston
Parish Meetings Aston Flamville, Leicester Forest West, Potters Marston and Wigston Parva.

Neighbourhood Plans

The 2011 Localism Act has given communities a new right to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan.

This new right is aimed at giving local communities genuine opportunities to influence the future of the places where they live.

Decisions on planning applications must take account of neighbourhood plans.

Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan (FVNP)

The Fosse Villages area amounts to 5,311 hectares, representing 41% of the District of Blaby. In administrative terms, the area shares a common boundary with parts of both Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and Harborough District Council in Leicestershire and with Rugby Borough Council in Warwickshire along a short length of its south-western boundary.

The Fosse Villages include lively, highly active communities which share common concerns which provide a cohesive basis for neighbourhood planning.

The 10 settlements within the area each have their own character, although they are generally small to medium scale communities, ranging from hamlets such as Potters Marston (population 30) to Stoney Stanton (population 3,460).

The total population of the area amounts to an estimated 11,930, giving an overall population density of 2.2 persons per hectare. It is, therefore, predominantly a rural area.

The Fosse Villages were designated as a Neighbourhood Area on 21 February 2013.

The Plan is being prepared by the parish councils and meetings through the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan Joint Working Board.

  • FVNHP

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