Neighbourhood Planning - Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

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

The Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan was 'made' on 29 January 2018.

Read the adopted Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version 



At its meeting on 4 December 2017 Executive Committee approved the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to referendum, and accepted all but one of the Examiners recommendations.

Read the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (11910KB)

Read the Great Easton Decision Notice (739KB)

Read the Great Easton Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (5.73KB)

Read the Great Easton Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (401KB)

View the Great Easton Neighbourhood Area (243KB)

Read the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement (488 KB)

The Great Easton 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 Great Easton Notice Of Poll (62KB)

Referendum Result

At the referendum held on 25 January 2018 the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan received more than 50% 'yes' votes required to pass the referendum.

Read the Final Decision Statement 'making' the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan


Referendum Results

Read the Notice of Declaration of the Great Easton Neighbourhodo Plan referendum



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–  48.7%



The submission version of the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted by Great Easton Parish Council (the Qualifying Body) to Harborough District Council on 20 Feb 2017.

The Regulation 16 consultation for the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan took place between 22 March 2017 and 3 May 2017.

View the redacted Regulation 16 Consultation responses here

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

Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (superseded)

Great Easton Basic Conditions Statement

Great Easton Consultation Statement

Great Easton Neighbourhood Area Map and Decision Statement

View Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan evidence base on the Great Easton Parish Council website.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Read the screening and determination for SEA for the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan (2.3MB)


An independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, has been appointed by Harborough District Council to examine the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan. The Examiner has determined that there will not be a need for a Public Hearing. The Examiners report was received on 18 June 2017

Read the Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan Examiners report (4.14MB)

District Council Decision

The District Council proposed to accept all but one recommendation of the Examiner, and undertook a further 6 week consultation between 2 October and 15 November to notify and invite representations from all those prescribed by Regulation 17A(2) Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) being:

(i) the qualifying body,

(ii) any person whose representation was submitted to the examiner of the plan proposal in accordance with Regulation 17(d); and

(iii) any consultation body which is referred to in the consultation statement mentioned in Regulation 15.

On 4 December 2017 the Executive Committee considered all the representations received between 2 October and 15 November and the recommendations of the Examiner is his report. The Executive Committee resolved to accept all but one of the Examiners recommendations, details of which can be found in the Great Easton Decision Statement.

Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Great Easton Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of Great Easton Neighbourhood Area on 14 October 2014. The application was advertised for a 6 week period ending on 22 December 2014.

View a map identifying the Great Easton Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 936KB).

The Local Planning Authority (LPA) have now considered the Neighbourhood Area and the representations received during the 6 week advertisement. In determining the application, the LPA must consider:

  • How desirable it is to designate the whole of the parish area as a neighbourhood area
  • How desirable it is to maintain the existing boundaries of areas already designated as neighbourhood areas (as areas designated as neighbourhood areas must not overlap)
  • Whether they should designate the area as a business area

Decision for Great Easton

It is the decision of the LPA to refuse to designate the Neighbourhood Area as submitted; however approval has been given for a boundary amendment which is supported by Bringhurst Parish Council, Great Easton Parish Council and the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services and shown red edged on the plan Great Easton Neighbourhood Area – Amended Jan 2015. 

View the Great Easton Neighbourhood Area as amended January 2015 (PDF, 970KB).

If the LPA refuses the application for a neighbourhood area then, to comply with Regulation 7 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012, it must publicise on its website:

The decision statement and amended plan for Great Easton are available on our website and can be viewed at The Symington Building during office hours.

Pre-submission Consultation

The pre-submission consultation for Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan was completed by the community between 2nd September 2016 and 14th October 2016.

Read more about Great Easton Neighbourhood Plan and view the Evidence Base on the link below