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Neighbourhood Planning Overview

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a way for our community to influence the planning of the area in which we live and work.  It can be used to:

Our Neighbourhood Plan will detail how we want Medbourne to develop over the next 15 years.  This is our opportunity to have our say over what the village is like in the future.  It is not just about where and what type of housing developments we might have but will consider, in detail, things like village facilities, transport, employment, heritage and green spaces.
The Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan will have to recognise and reflect the developments outlined in the Harborough District Council Local Plan.  This will set out in broad terms how much and what sort of development should happen across the district.  The preferred options for the HDC Local Plan are expected to be announced in spring 2016.  Medbourne can influence where and what type of developments these are through our Neighbourhood Plan.
The process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan and having it formally “Made” is expected to take 18 months to 2 years and our aim is to have the process completed by the summer of 2017.

Click on the map to view it at the full size.

Which parts of Medbourne are covered by the plan?

The Neighbourhood Plan area has been approved and designated by Harborough District Council. The whole of Medbourne parish is included in the Neighbourhood Plan area (shown on the map by the red boundary).

Want to find out more about Neighbourhood Planning?

There is plenty of information on the Internet.  A good place to start would be the "My Community" website. There you will find links to other resources and a short introductory video "Understanding Neighbourhood Planning" (see below).

Here are some Internet links to further information on Neighbourhood Planning (click the images):