Neighbourhood Planning - Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted


At its meeting of 8 May 2017 the Councils Executive accepted all of the Examiners recommendations and approved the Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to Referendum. View the specified documents below

Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version (1.43MB)

Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (469KB)

Town and Country Planning Information Statement (296KB)

The Lubenham Referendum Area Plan

The  date for the Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Referendum was 20 July 2017. The Lubenham Neighbourhodo Plan received a 'yes' vote at referendum.

Lubenham Notice of Referendum (61KB)

Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

The Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Decision statement confirms  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

Where to view the Decision Notice and the  Lubenham 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

Lubenham Referendum Result

Following a positive referendum result Harborough District Council is publishing its decision to 'make' the Lubenham 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 20 July 2017 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Parish of Lubenham and posed the question:

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

The count took place on 20 July 2017 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


Turnout–- Electorate 858 – 24.59%




Submission of Neighbourhood Plan

The Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted by Lubenham 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:

Regulation 16 Consultation

A six week consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan was held from 25th April until 6th June 2016.  

View the representations received during the consultaion period here



An Independent Neighbourhood Plan Examiner, Mr Martin S Lee , was appointed by Harborough District Council to undertake the Examination of Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan.

The Examiners report was received by Harborough District Council on 7 March 2017.

A report was taken to the council Executive committee on 8th May 2017 to seek approval to proceed to referendum with the recommended amendments to the plan

View the Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Examiners report

Approval was given by Harborough District Council Executive on 8 May 2017 to accept all the recommendations made in the Examiners report and for the Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to Referendum.

Read Harborough District Councils Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement

Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Lubenham Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the Lubenham Neighbourhood Area. The application was publicised during Sept/Oct 2012 and was approved by on 10 June 2013. This Neighbourhood Area is subject to an Agreed Division of Responsibility (PDF, 317KB). View a map of the Lubenham Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 78KB).

Pre-submission Consultation

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

Read about Lubenham Neighbourhood Plan Evidence Base