Neighbourhood Planning - East Langton Neighbourhood Plan - Superseded

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Plan Superseded
Adopted Neighbourhood Plan

Examiners Report

The Examiners Report for the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan was received by Harborough District Council on 22 February 2018.

Read the Examiners Report for the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan (326KB).

The Examiners Report recommended that, with modifications, the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan proceed to a referendum. The recommended referendum area is the Parish of East Langton to include those homes that are part of the village of Church Langton but inside West Langton Parish.


The Examiners report was  presented to the 9 April Executive Committee and was approved to proceed to referendum on 21 June 2018.

East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version (5.31KB)

East Langton Environmental Inventory - Appendix 2 (339KB)

East Langton Basic Conditions Statement (5.81KB)

East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (443KB)

East Langton Town and Country Planning Information Statement (206KB)

Map of East Langton Referendum Area (2.09MB)

Read the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement (384 KB)

The East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Decision statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the referendum version Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

The Town and Country Planning Statement  sets out general information as to town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum

The Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement sets out the arrangement for the Referendum including costs and voter numbers

Read the East Langton Referendum Notice of Poll

Read the East Langton Notice of Poll Situation (119KB)

Referendum Results

A referendum was held on 21st June 2018 and a ‘yes’ vote was returned with 132 out of 147 persons that voted, voting ‘to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Langton to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area.’

See the full referendum results below

Final Decision Statement

Harborough District Council has assessed that the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan, including its preparation, does not breach, and would not otherwise be incompatible with, any EU obligation or any Convention rights (within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998).

Read the East Langton NDP Final Decision Notice

In accordance with the Regulations and the Council's scheme of delegation the East Langton Neighbourhood Development Plan is 'made' and planning applications in the Parish must be considered against the East Langton Neighbourhood Development Plan, as well as existing planning policy, such as the Harborough District Core Strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework and Guidance.




Referendum Results

Referendum Result

The referendum held on 21st June 2018 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Parish of East Langton and posed the question:

'Do you want Harborough District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for East Langton to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood area?'

The count took place on 21st June 2018  and greater than 50% of those who voted were in favour of the Plan being used to help decide planning applications in the plan area. The results of the referendum were:



Total number of votes cast


Number cast in favour of a "YES"


Number cast in favour of a "NO"


The number of Ballot Papers rejected was as follows

(a) Want of Official Mark


(b) Voting more times than the voter was entitled to


(c) Writing or mark by which the voter could be indentified


(d) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty


(e) Rejected in part


Total number of Spoilt Votes


Turnout – 41.06%


Read the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Declaration of Result


The East Langton Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted by East Langton Parish Council and East Langton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to Harborough District Council for examination.

In accordance with the regulations, the following documents have been submitted for examination:

For more information and the Neighbourhood Plan evidence base please visit:

The consultation period took place between 25 January 2017 and 8 March 2017

View the redacted Regulation 16 Consultation responses here


An Independent Examiner, Mr Timothy Jones, has been appointed by Harborough District Council with the agreement of the Qulaifying Body.

Read the correspondence between the Examiner and the Local Planning Authority

Land Owner Consultation 24 July to 4 Spetmber 2017

A further consultation was undertaken by Harborough District Council , with the agreement of the Independent Examiner and the Qualifying Body, to ensure that all landowners who had not been contacted as part of the Regulation 14 and Regulation 16 consultations had been given the opporunity to comment on the East Langton Neighbourhood Plan.

The representations received, and the Qualifying Body comments have been forwarded to the Independent Examiner to be considered as part of the Examination evidence.

Read the representations received from landowners and Qualifying Body response

Approval of Neighbourhood Area

East Langton Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the East Langton Neighbourhood Area. The application was publicised for a six week period ending on 4 October 2013 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 9 October 2013. View a map identifying the Neighbourhood Area (JPG, 1.67MB).

Pre-submission Consultation

The pre-submission consultation for East Langton Neighbourhood Plan was completed by the community between 15th October 2015 and 27th November 2015.

Read abouth the East Langton Evidence Base at