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The Historic Market Town in the heart of the National Forest


North West Leicestershire District Council is the local planning authority and details of planning applications can be found on their website.

The applications tab provides details of applications being considered by the Town Council's Planning and Transportation Commitee.

Neighbourhood Plans

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;
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  • What type of development is needed and what it should look like;
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  • What important green spaces and other areas should be protected;
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  • 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's Local Plan.  Details of the North West Leicestershire Local Plan can be found on their website.

To enable people of Ashby and Blackfordby to influence planning and development in their town/ village two Neighbourhood Plans are planned.  

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan 

Following the Independent Examination of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan, North West Leicestershire District Council have confirmed that the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to Neighbourhood Planning Referendum.  This will be held on Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Information on the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan can be found by selecting the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan tab or by following this link.

 

Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan

Work has commenced on the production of a Neighbourhood Plan for the village of Blackfordby.  Information on the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan can be found by selecting the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan tab or by following this link.