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The Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum will take place on Thursday 22 November 2018.  The Notice of Referendum can be viewed on this link.

The qustion asked at referendum will be: Do you want North West Leicestershire District to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area?

The Neighbourhood Plan and other background documents are available:

Copies of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version are also available from the Town Council offices.

Additional information on the Referendum can be found on North West Leicestershire District Council's website, by following this link.


Following the Independent Examination the Examiner's report concludes that, subject to making proposed modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.  Ashby de la Zouch Town Council as the Qualifying Body have approved the Examiner’s recommendation for the amendments to the plan.

On 7 September 2018, North West Leicestershire District Council, agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan.  As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (Word Document, 0.15 Mb)  has been published and can be downloaded on this link.

The Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for Examination to North West Leicestershire District Council on Tuesday 1st August 2017. On 2nd August 2018 the Examiner issued his final report and this can be viewed on this link

Following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) and the related guidance “Consideration of avoidance and reduction measures in Habitats Regulations Assessment: People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta”  the Examiner and the District Council agreed on 25 June 2018 to pause the Examination to allow an update of the Habitats Regulation Assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan to be completed which would take into account this judgement.  The update was completed by AECOM in July 2018, and has now been submitted to the Examiner.  It can be viewed below:

Ashby de la Zouch HRA - July 2018


The Examination Neighbourhood Plan can be found on this link.

A map of the Neighbourhood Plan Area can be found on this link.

A Consultation Statement which sets out who has been consulted, when and how, a summary of the main issues raised and how these have been addressed in the Plan can be found on this link.

Appendices for the Consultation Statement are:

  • Appendix 1 - Publicity for the launch of the Neighbourhood Plan
  • Appendix 2 - Summary of views expressed in the launch period
  • Appendix 3 - Summary of responses to emerging themes
  • Appendix 4 - Neighbourhood Plan Newsletter
  • Appendix 5 - Invitations to Stakeholders event
  • Appendix 6 - Publicity on consultation at the Tractor Run
  • Appendix 7 - Publicity on Draft Neighbourhood Plan consultation
  • Appendix 8 - Summary of consultation responses to draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Appendix 9 - Publicity on Phase 1 Pre-submission consultation
  • Appendix 10 - Summary of consultation responses to Phase 1 Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan
  • Appendix 11 - Publicity on Phase 2 Pre-submission Regulation 14 consultation


The Basic Conditions Statement can be found on this link.

Local Green Spaces - Supporting Evidence is available on this link.

A table showing Regulation 14 consultation responses is available on this link.

The Strategic Environmental Assessment is available here.

The Habitats Regulation Assessment is available here.

Local Green Space Assessments

Allotments, Wilfred Gardens

Ashby Cemetery, Kilwardby Street

Memorial Field, Prior Park Road

Bullen's Field, Prior Park Road

Bath Grounds, Station Road

Hood Park

Land adjacent to Prior Park Road

Western Park

Westfields Recreation Ground

Willesley Recreation Ground


Previous versions of the Neighbourhood Plan

Details of previous versions of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan can be found on this link.


Background Papers

Additional information on the production of the Neighbourhood Plan can be found on this link.


Additional supporting evidence

The 2017 Housing and Economic Development Assessment Main Report and Appendices

Details of the North West Leicestershire Local Plan are available on this link

 Open Spaces Assessment

Additional supporting documentation can be found on this page.