Neighbourhood Planning - Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Neighbourhood Plan Adopted


The  Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report was submitted to Cabinet on 1 June 2020 to consider all the recommended modifications and to consider and approve the date of the referendum.

The Cabinet meeting approved all of the Examiners recomended modifications and set the referendum date as  the 6 May 2021. The Decision Notice was issued on 19 June 2020.

Read the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report

Read the representations received for Husbands Bosworth Regulation 16 Consultation.

Read the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version (4.58MB)

Read the Husbands Bosworth Decision Notice (334KB)

Read the Husbands Bosworth Basic Conditions and Compliance Statement (5.78KB)

Read the Husbands Bosworth Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (206KB)

Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Area Plan (124KB)

The Husbands Bosworth 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

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

Referendum Results

Husbands Bosworth Referendum Result

The referendum held on 6 May 2021 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Parish of Husbands Bosworth and posed the question:

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

The count took place on 6 May 2021 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


Electorate 986  Turnout – 35.8%



Read the Final Decision Notice for the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan


Regulation 14

Regulation 14 Consultation was undertaken by the Qualifying Body between 11 March 2019 and 21 April 2019.

Submission to Harborough District Council and Consultation

Husbands Bosworth Parish Council as the Qualifying Body submitted the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan on 25 June 2019. The Council has undertaken a validation check and the Plan will now proceed to a 6 week regulation 16 consultation from Wednesday 2 October 2019 ending on 13 November 2019.

Read the submission documents here

Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Submission Version  (4.34MB)

Husbands Bosworth NDP Basic Conditions Statement (3.26MB)

Husbands Bosworth NDP Consultation Statement (2.74MB) and Regulation 14 repsonses (467KB)

Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Area Plan

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

Regulation 16 Consultation

The 6 week consultation ended on 13 November 2019.

The redacted repsonses to the consultation can be found here

All responses have been forwarded to the Independent Examiner

Screening for Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Husbands Bosworth Plan has been sreened for the purposes of SEA. The screening report can be found here

The statutory consultees have been contacted and repsonses have been received. In the light of those repsonses Harborough District Council has issued its determination whether a full SEA is required. HDC considers that there will not be substantial detrimental effects as a consequence of HBNDP policies.

The SEA determination can be found here

Examiner Appointment

The Council has appointed Nigel McGurk as the Examiner for the Husbands Bosworth neighbourhood Plan with the agreement of the Qualifying Body. The examination is expected to commence at the end of November 2019.

Clarification Questions from the Examiner

The Examiner has asked a number of quesitons of the Qualifying Body and the District Council. A list of the questions can be found here

The Qualifying Body response to the questions can be found here

Examiners Report

The report into the Independent Examination of the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.

The report and recommended modification was presented to Cabinet for consideration on 1 June 2020. All the Examiner recommended modifications were accepted and the Plan was approved to proceed to referendum on 6 May 2021.



Approval of Neighbourhood Area


Dated 25/4/2017


Decision regarding the application for designation of the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Area under section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011)


An application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area for Husbands Bosworth was received from Husbands Bosworth Parish Council on 10 April 2016. The application was for the entire Parish of Husbands Bosworth and Regulation 5A of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016 applies and a six week consultation period is not required.


The Portfolio Holder for Planning hereby exercises their power under section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (“the Act”) to designate the area identified on the map below as the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Area.


The Portfolio Holder is satisfied that the area is an appropriate area to be designated as a neighbourhood area for the purposes of 61G of the Act.


The specified area is not wholly or predominantly business in nature and so it is inappropriate to designate it as a business area.


View a plan of the Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Area