Neighbourhood Planning - Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan 'made'
Adopted Neighbourhood Plan


The  Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report was submitted to Cabinet on 1 June 2020 to consider all the recommended modifications and to consider and approve the date of the referendum.

The Cabinet meeting approved all of the Examiners recomended modifications and set the referendum date as  the 6 May 2021. The Decision Notice was issued on 19 June 2020.

Read the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report

Read the representations received for Fleckney Regulation 16 Consultation.

Read the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (6.95MB)

Read the Fleckney Decision Notice (334KB)

Read the Fleckney Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (5.78KB)

Read the Fleckney Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (206KB)

Fleckney Neighbourhood Area Plan (124KB)

The Fleckney 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

Further information and the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan evidence base can be found here

Referendum Results

Fleckney Referendum Results

The referendum held on 6 May 2021 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Parish of Fleckney and posed the question:

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

The count took place on 6 May 2021 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 identified


(d) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty


(e) Rejected in part


Total number of Spoilt Votes


Electorate 3785  Turnout – 31.5%



Read the Final Decision Notice for the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan


Regulation 14

Regulation 14 Consultation was undertaken by the Qualifying Body between 4 June 2018 and 16 July 2018.

Submission to Harborough District Council and Consultation

Fleckney Parish Council as the Qualifying Body submitted the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan on 17 June 2019. The Council has undertaken a validation check and the Plan will now proceed to a 7 week regulation 16 consultation from Wednesday 24 July 2019 ending on 11 September 2019.

Read the submission document here

Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version  (6.37MB)

Fleckney NDP Basic Conditions Statement (917KB))

Fleckney NDP Consultation Statement (1.13MB)

Fleckney Neighbourhood Area Plan (808KB)

Further information and the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan evidence base can be found here

Representations were made to Harborough District Council and the consultation closed on 11th September 2019.

Representation Responses

The redacted representations received as part of the Regulation 16 consultation can be found here.

The Qualifying Body have been given the opportunity to comment on the representations. The Qualifying Bodies responses will be made available her in due course.

Examiner Appointment

The Council has appointed Ann Skippers as the Examiner for the Fleckney neighbourhood Plan with the agreement of the Qualifying Body. The examination is expected to commence at the end of October 2019.

Questions from the Examiner

The Examiner has asked a number of questions to be answered by the Qualifying Body and Harborough District Council

Read the email and  questions from the Examiner

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Harborough District Council was asked by the Qualifying Body to screen the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan for the purpose of determining whether a Strategic Environmental Assessment was required.

The screening outcome was that a full SEA was not required. The screening report can be found here.

Natural England, Historic England and the Environment Agency were consulted on the outcome of the screening and all consultees agreed that a full SEA was not required for the Fleckney Plan.

A determination was issued by the Council and can be found here. The Qualifying Body have been informed of the outcome of the determination.

Addendum to SEA

Consideration of the recent CJEU ruling (People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) (April 2018) can be found here.

Examiners Report

The report into the Independent Examination of the Fleckney Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.

The report and recommended modification was presented to Cabinet for consideration on 1 June 2020 and approved for Referendum on 6 May 2021 due the COVID-19 response.





Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Fleckney Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the Fleckney Neighbourhood Area. The application was published for a six week period ending on 7 March 2016 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 24 March 2016.

View a map identifying the designated Fleckney Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 883KB).