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Planning Ashby's Future

To enable the people of Ashby to influence planning and development in their town a Neighbourhood Plan is being produced.  The Pre Submission Neighbourhood Plan and Strategic Environmental Assessmen is subject Phase 2 to public consultation from 30th January to 13th March 2017.

The Pre Submission Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded by following this link.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment can be downloaded by following this link.

The response form can be downloaded by following this link.


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood Planning is a process that is designed to enable the local community to influence the planning and development of their area by helping to decide:

The most appropriate places for new homes, shops, offices, leisure facilities and other developments to be located;

What type of development is needed and what it should look like;

Which important green spaces and other areas should be protected;

What improvements or additions to local facilities and services will be required alongside any developments.

The contents of a Neighbourhood Plan cannot conflict with the Local Planning Authority's Local Development Plan. For Ashby de la Zouch this is North West Leicestershire District Council's Local Plan.  Details on the progress with the North West Leicestershire Local Plan can be found on their website.