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North West Leicestershire District Council have issused their Screening Opinion on the whether a Strategic Enviornmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment is required.

Screening Opinion

The Screening Opinion concludes that both a Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Regulations Assessment are required.

In November 2019 an application has been made to Locality for Technical Support for the production of both documents.



Regulation 14 Pre-submssion consultation on the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan started on Monday 13th May 2019 and concluded on Monday 24th June 2019.

Presubmission Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood Plan Appendices

An update on progress with the Neighbourhood Plan was presented to Ashby de la Zouch Town Council's Planning and Transportation Committee on 29th April.  The supporting report can be viewed on this link




On Saturday 9th March 2019 from 10am to 12:30pm

A Drop In session is being held at The Old School Room where residents can give their views on the emerging policies that will be included in the Neighbourhood Plan.



The Neighbourhood Plan and Housing Needs Survey has been completed and the results analysed. 

The survey collected resident's views on what services, facilities, transport and local homes, if any, are needed.  With the findings being used to inform the draft Neighbourhood Plan. 

Download the results of the survey


Focus Group Launch Event

Blackfordby residents are invited to the launch of the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan Focus Groups

Monday 5th February 2018 at Blackfordby Village Hall

7pm to 8:30pm

Following the successful launch of the Neighbourhood Plan in 2017 three Focus Groups are being established to look at: Housing, Environment and Transport, Employment and Community Facilities.

These groups will look at issues raised at the Neighbourhood Plan launch event which was held last year and suggest policies for inclusion in the Plan.  If you live or work in the village and want to play a part in its future then come along to the Launch.  There will be a brief presentation on prgress to date and an opportunity for the first meeting of each Focus Group.

It is anticipated that the Focus Groups will meet 4 or 5 times over a 3 month period.

If you are unable to come along to the meeting but would still like to be part of a Focus Group then please contact Karen Edwards, Deputy Town Clerk on 01530 416961 or email: info@ashbytowncouncil.org.uk

Designated Status

North West Leicestershire District Council have confirmed desginated status for the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan. 
Further details can be found here.

Newsletter published

The January 2018 Newsletter for the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan has been published.  
The Newsletter provides an update on progress with the Plan and can be downloaded here.

Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan Area

A map showing the Neighbourhood Plan Area can be viewed here


Steering Group Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Steering Group can be viewed here


Steering Group Meeting Minutes



Launch Event

A successful launch event was held on Saturday 1st April 2017

Over 80 villagers attended and expressed support for the production of a Neighbourhood Plan

The next stage is to apply for designation for the Neighbourhood Plan Area and to establish a Steering Group.

Details of comments made by participants at the Drop In can be viewed on this link.

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