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Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Phillip Baildon
14 Jerwood Way, Market
Harborough, Leics LE16 8AL

Tel: 01858 446300

1) Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) - Getting started

Clarify why the plan is needed.

Publicise the intention to produce a plan.

Identify and contact key local partners.

Dialogue with the local planning authority.

Produce a project plan with costing's.

Why have a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

Training and courses

  • NDP, Protecting the Countryside (PDF, 579 Kb)

    Event Details

    The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) strongly supports neighbourhood planning as a means for communities to determine for themselves how to meet development needs in their area without causing unnecessary harm to the character of their town or village and its surrounding countryside.

    Key speakers will be:

    Mick Duggan, Department for Communities and Local Government

    Gary Kirk, YourLocale

    Matt Bills, Harborough District Council

    This event will explore:

    • What is neighbourhood planning?
    • What can it do for your community?
    • What is the role of planning authorities?

    Workshops will examine topics including:

    • The benefits for your community;
    • What is CPRE's role? How can we help?
    • Neighbourhood planning: impact on the parish clerk;
    • Our experience of Neighbourhood planning - successes, issues and bottlenecks.


Stakeholders List

2) NDP - Neighbourhood Area

Determine the Neighbourhood Area.

Submit neighbourhood area proposal.

LPA consults.

LPA approve.

3) NDP - Community Engagement & Involvement


Engage local partners.

Initial community engagement (broad issues).

Provide feedback.

Ongoing community engagement (aims, content, detail).

Initial Community Engagement


Consultation Buttie day


4) NDP - Themes, Aims, Vision, Options

Identify key issues and themes.

Prioritise key issues and themes.

Develop key aims.

Look at options.

Full Committee

Character policy committee

Land Use policy committee

Housing policy committee

Business policy committee

Nature Preservation

5) NDP - Building the Evidence Base

Review existing evidence.

Identify gaps in evidence.

Compile new evidence.

Analysis of evidence.

Consultation Butty Day 2016

Photos of the event may be seen in the gallery under "N".

6) NDP - Writing the Plan

Policies, proposals, site allocations.

Consider sustainability, diversity, equality, delivery.

7) NDP - Consultation

Consultation on plan.

Amend Plan.

  • NDP, Draft Plan, v6, 2017 05 18 (PDF, 2.3 Mb)

    Neighbourhood Development Plan, version 6, May 2017.

    This version is being sent to local and national stakeholders for comment / approval.

    If you have any comments please forward them to the clerk or councillors for consideration.

8) NDP - Submission

Submit to LPA.

LPA publicises.

9) NDP - Independent Examination

LPA appoints examiner.

Examination takes place.

Examiner's report.

10) NDP - Referendum

Publicise referendum.


11) NDP - The Plan is Made