Welcome to Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Draft Plan site & Documentation.
A Neighbourhood Plan sets local planning policies which say how future development should be considered. When approved, it will be used by Rushcliffe Borough Council to help decide future planning applications. It is prepared by and for you, the people and businesses of the parish.
Where are we up to in the process?
You will remember that a draft Neighbourhood Plan was prepared earlier in the year and made available over the summer for comments from anybody : not only villagers but also public bodies such as councils, heritage and environmental agencies, and of course property developers.
Our consultant then collated all the comments, and told us what to do in response to them.
Your Steering Group has now made the recommended changes (lots of work), and we are in the process of preparing the final version of the Plan. Most changes are relatively minor. But one substantial change is the way Non-Designated Heritage Assets are addressed.
Your views were sought at a public meeting in 2016, and through a questionnaire in October 2017. Using this information, a draft plan has been prepared. The Parish Council now need to know what the residents and businesses of the Parish think about the proposal.
What happens next?
The proposed plan, incorporating all revisions to the Draft Plan, will be presented to the Parish Council for approval on their meeting scheduled on January 22nd 2019.
If approved by the Parish Council, it can then go off to be examined by government appointed independent assessors.
It is crucial to get your views on this Draft Plan.
Commenting on the Draft Plan is now closed while we work on completing the final version see Blog for more details
How do I see on the pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan?
The plan is available either electronically or in paper format.
Electronic copy: Go to ubneighbourhoodplaning.wordpress.com
There is also a link from the Upper Broughton Web Site
Paper Copy: A paper copy will be placed in:
- The Church,
- The Tap & Run (Golden Fleece pub)
- The telephone box.
How do I make my comments on the Draft Plan?
You can send your comments either electronically or on paper.
Electronically. A comment form is provided on the web site: Fill in the contact form and click on the send button. Or just email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By paper Send your written comments to:
Clerk to Upper Broughton Parish Council, 25 Harles Acres, Hickling, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3AF
How can I talk to someone about the Neighbourhood Plan?
There is a drop in session at the Village hall on Saturday 30th June between 10 -12 a.m. Copies of the Pre-Submission Plan will be available. Members of the Parish Council and the Steering Group will be on hand to help with questions and guidance.
The time frame in which comments are invited is formally known as the “consultation period”, and by law must last for at least six weeks.
The consultation period for the Upper Broughton Draft (Pre-Submission) Plan will run from Monday 11th June, to Monday 30th July 2018.
The Plan seeks to ensure that future development makes Upper Broughton a stronger more vibrant community, with enhanced environmental impact and better provision for economic activities, whilst maintaining the “special feel” of a characterful, small semi-rural village. This means:
Important open spaces and views are protected
Local services and facilities are retained
Heritage is conserved
The character and beauty of the countryside is safeguarded
Housing development reflects local needs
The parish is home to a range of small-scale businesses