Neighbourhood Planning - North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted


At its meeting of 12 June 2017 the Councils Executive accepted all of the Examiners recommendations and approved the North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan to proceed to Referendum. View the specified documents below

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version (9.35MB)

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement (577KB)

Town and Country Planning Information Statement (332KB)

Map of the North Kilworth Referendum Area (2.99 MB)

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

North Kilworth Notice of Referendum (61KB)

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement

The North Kilworth 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

Where to view the Decision Notice and the North Kilworth Referendum Version 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

North Kilworth Referendum Result

Following a positive referendum result Harborough District Council is publishing its decision to 'make' the North Kilworth 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 North Kilworth and posed the question:

'Do you want Harborough District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for North Kilworth 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 490 – 28.97%


North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for examination on 10 October 2016 underwent the Regulation 16 consultation between 10 November 2016 and 22 December 2016. A Neighbourhood Plan Examiner has been appointed by Harborough District Council and the examination is expected to commence in early 2017.

View the:

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version (PDF 1.59MB) (superseded)

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Area Plan (JPEG 622KB)

North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement (PDF 1.85MB)

North Kilworth Basic Conditions Statement (PDF 441KB)

View the North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan Evidence base.

Regulation 16 Consultation

The representations received during the consultation period can be found here



An Independent Examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, was appointed by Harborough District Council with agreement from the Qualifying Body. The Examination was by written representations only.

The Examiners report has been submitted to Harborough District Council. A copy of the Examiners Report has been sent to the Qualifying Body.

Read the Examiners Report into the North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan here

Harborough District Council Executive will consider North Kilworth Neighbourhood Plan on 12 May 2017 and determine whether 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

North Kilworth Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for the designation of the North Kilworth Neighbourhood Area. The application was published for a six week period ending on  27 January 2014 and was approved by the Portfolio Holder for Planning Services on 29 January 2014. View a map identifying the designated North Kilworth Neighbourhood Area (PDF, 719KB).