Neighbourhood Planning - Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted


The Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan was presented to the Councils Executive Committee on 14 May 2018 for consideration of the Examiners recommended modifications. The Executive approved all the Examiners recommendations and for the Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to referendum on 28 June 2018.

Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version (7.98MB)

Medbourne  Basic Conditions Statement (5.88KB)

Medbourne  Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (347KB)

Medbourne  Town and Country Planning Information Statement (206KB)

Map of Medbourne  Referendum Area (3.47MB)

Read the Medbourne  Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Information Statement (297 KB)

View the full Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan Evidence Base

The Medbourne  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 Medbourne  Referendum Notice of Poll (61KB)

Read the Notice of Poll Situation of Polling Station (120KB)

Referendum Result

A referendum was held on 28 June 2018 and a ‘yes’ vote was returned with 158 out of 169 persons that voted, voting ‘to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Medbourne 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 Medbourne 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 Medbourne NDP Final Decision Notice

In accordance with the Regulations and the Council's scheme of delegation the Medbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan is 'made' and planning applications in the Parish must be considered against the Medbourne 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

Read the Declaration of result of poll for Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan referendum held on 28 June 2018



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 – 44.12%



Submission of Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan

Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan was submitted by Medbourne Parish Council to Harborough District Council for examination on 8th December 2017. A consultation in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations will take place between 7 February 2018 and 22 March 2018.

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

Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (superseded) (7.66MB)

Medbourne NDP Basic Conditions Statement (335KB)

Medbourne NDP Consultation Statement (913KB)

Medbourne Neighbourhood Area Plan (3.47MB)

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

Regulation 16 Consultation.

The Regulation 16 Consultation took place between 7 February and 22 March 2018.

Read the summary of responses to the Regulation 16 Consultation, which have now been sent to the Examiner.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Local Planning Authority has undertaken a screening of the Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan for the effects of the Plan on natural and historic environment. The screening report has been forwarded to Natural England, Historic England and The Environment Agency for comment.

Read the Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening Report Dec 2017 (1077KB)

Read the Determination for requirement for SEA March 2018 (1.23MB)

Appointment of Examiner

An Independant Examiner, Mr Christopher Collison, has been appointed by Harborough District Council with the agreement of Medbourne Parish Council.

Correspondence with Examiner

Read the Correspondence between the Examiner, LPA and Qualifying Body.

Read correspondence March 2018, March 15 2018, April 2 2018

Examiners Report

The Exmainers report into the Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan was received by Harborough District Council on 5 April 2018. The Qualifying Body have considered the report and its contents and the Examiners recommendations will be presented to the Executive Committee on 14 May 2018 for consideration and approval of the recommended modifications.

Read the Examiners report into the Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan (618KB)


Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Medbourne Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the Medbourne Neighbourhood Area. The application was published for a 6 week period ending on 13 April 2015 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 16 April 2015. View a map identifying the designated Medbourne Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 3.5MB).

Regulation 14 Consultation

The Pre- submission consultation run by the Qualyfying Body is taking place between 29 August and 10 October 2017.

Details can be found here