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Arnesby Parish Council

Serving the people of Arnesby

Clerk: Terry Cane
Oak Lodge, St Peter's Road
Arnesby, Leicester LE8 5WJ

Tel: 0116 2478136

Arnesby Parish Council

Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council has decided to embark upon the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) to give the Council more control and influence over future planning and development in the parish. Neighbourhood Plans have their origins in the 2011 Localism Act with the aim of giving communities more power over local developments.

The process of preparing a NP can take between 12 and 18 months. It involves reviewing existing policies, determine the location, character, and size of any future development. At each stage of the process there will be regular surveys and consultations with local residence to ensure that all views are taken into account.

Before a NP is adopted and incorporated into the District Council Local plan it will be subject to independent examination and a referendum which must be approved by over 50% of local residents.

The Parish Council has appointed an Advisory Committee made up of the following:

David Johnson – Councillor

Bruce Kerr – Councillor

Robert Kennett - Local Resident

Mike Ward - Local Resident

The Advisory Committee will be looking for other people to join the Committee and contribute to theme groups.

The Parish Council has also engaged a consultant Gary Kirk of Yourlocale to assist and advise on the preparation of the Plan.

The first consultation event was held on Saturday 1 October 2016 at which people had the opportunity to share their views about the future of Arnesby. Questions posed included:

- What open spaces should be protected?

- What do you think about and new housing or business development?

- What heritage assets should be protected?

- What other facilities are needed?

A Community Questionnaire has also been circulated to all households in the village seeking views on what people like about Arnesby, existing facilities and services and what developments and improvements they would like to see in the future.

The Community Questionnaire Analysis can be found below.

Community Questionaire analysis October 2016

Neighbourhood Plans - Role of Theme Groups

3 June 2017 Consultation Display Boards

3 June 2017 Consultation analysis

Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Introduction

Environmental Chapter

Facilities and Amenities Chapter

Draft Housing Chapter

Housing Survey Analysis

Resident's Comments