Neighbourhood Planning - Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted
Referendum

At its meeting on 12 February 2018 the Executive Committee of Harborough District Council approved the Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan proceeding to referendum. The referendum date was 29 March 2018.

Read the Houghton Neighbourhood Plan Decision Notice (976KB)

Read the Houghton on the Hill Referendum Version Neighbourhood Plan (12.33MB)

Read the Houghton Neighbourhood Plan Town and Country Background Information Statement (207KB)

View the Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Area (546KB)

Read the Houghton on the Hill Basic Conditions Compliance Statement (5.71KB)

View the Houghton on the Hill Notice of Referendum (62KB)

Read the Houghton on the HIll Information Statement (425KB)

The Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan Decision statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the draft 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

Referendum

The Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum on 29 March 2018 with 327 persons voting 'yes' out of a turn out of 365 persons.

Where to view the final Decision Notice to make the Plan and the  Houghton on the Hill Referendum Version Neighbourhood Plan

The full decision notice and Neighbourhood Plan may be viewed at:

Harborough District Council

The Symington Building

Adam and Eve Street

Market Harborough

LE16 7AG

 Open - Mon/Tues/Thu/Fri: 8.45am - 5pm. Wed: 9.30am - 5pm

Referendum Results

Referendum result

Following a positive referendum result Harborough District Council is publishing its decision to 'make' the Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Development Plan part of Harborough District Councils Development Plan in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The referendum held on 29 March 2018 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Neighbourhood Area of Houghton on the Hill and posed the question:

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

The count took place on 29 March 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:

Description

Votes

Total number of votes cast

365

Number cast in favour of a "YES"

327

Number cast in favour of a "NO"

38

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

 

Turnout– 30%

 
Examination

Submission

Houghton Neighbourhood Plan submisison version was submitted to Harborough Disctrict Council by Houghton on the Hill Parish Council, as Qualifying Body, on 3 May 2017

The validation check was completed by Harborough District Council on 2 June 2017.

Approval was given to proceed to regulation 16 Consultation by the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Head of Planning Services on 5 June and 9 June 2017 respectively.

The Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan submission documents are below

Houghton on the Hill Submission version Neighbourhood Plan (superseded) (3.82MB)

Houghton on the Hill Consultation Statement (6.73MB)

Houghton on the Hill Basic Conditions Statement (3.45MB)

Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Area Plan (1.21MB)

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Read the SEA screening report of April 2017

Read the SEA Determination of September 2017

Regulation 16 Consultation

The dates for the regulation 16 consultation for Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan have been confirmed as 28 June 2017 to 6 September 2017.

Read the redacted representations received during the regulation 16 consultation. These representations have now been forwarded to the Examiner with the submisison documents from the Qualifying Body.

Read the correspondence between the Examiner, LPA and Qualifying Body

Read the proposed alternative text for pages 17 to 21 by the Qualifying Body

Examiners report

The Examiners report was received by the LPA in December 2017.

Read the Examiners report into the Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan

The Examiners Report is proposed to be presented to Executive Committee on 12 February 2018 for approval to proceed to Referendum. The provisional date for the referendum is 29 March 2018.

 

 

Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Houghton on the Hill Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Area. The application was published for a six week period ending on 28 July 2015 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 31 July 2015. View a map identifying the designated Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 1MB).

Pre Submission Consultation

The pre-submission consultation for Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan was completed by the community between 28 June 2016 and 14 August 2016

Read more about Houghton on the Hill Neighbourhood Plan and view the Evidence Base here http://www.houghtononthehillpc.org.uk/neighbourhood-plan.html