Neighbourhood Planning - Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan (superseded)

Record details

Current Neighbourhood Plan Stage Plan Superseded
Adopted Neighbourhood Plan

At referendum on 18th September 2014 the Billesdon neighbourhodo Plan received a 'yes' vote. Harborough District Council has published its decision to 'make' the Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan.

Read the final decision statement here 

The specified documents for the Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan are below:

Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version (PDF, 3.3 MB) - The final version of the Plan

Statement of consultation Final (PDF, 2.08 MB) - The Consultaion statement submitted to HDC

Basic Conditions Statement (PDF, 5.7 KB) - The Basic Condisiton statement submittd to HDC

Billesdon NDP Summary of responses (PDF, 1.19 MB) - Summary of repsonses sent to the Examiner

Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan Information Statement (PDF, 316.49 KB) - statement setting out the electorate numbers and costs for the referendum

Town and Country Planning Background Information Statement (PDF, 204.44 KB) - information about the planning system

Final Decision Statement (PDF, 202.05 KB) - final deision of HDC to 'make' the Plan

Referendum Results

The referendum held on 18th September 2014 met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011; it was held in the Parish of Billesdon and posed the question:

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

The count took place on Thursday 18th September 2014 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:



% of votes cast







Turnout - 55%



Electorate total




Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Harborough District Council by the Qualifying Body on 27 November 2013.

Regulation 16

The  Regulation 16 consultation took place between 9 December 2013 to 24 January 2014

View the representations received during the Regulation 16 Consultation


An Independant Examiner, Janet Cheesley, was appointed by Harborough District Council in March 2014 to examine the Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan. The Examination was held without a public hearing and the final Examiners Report was received in May 2014

Read the Billesdon Neighbourhood Plan  Examiners Report

At its meeting on 21 July 2014 the Council agreed that the Examiners recommended modifications should be accepted and that the amended Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.

Read the decision statement


Approval of Neighbourhood Area

Billesdon Parish Council, as the Qualifying Body, submitted a Frontrunner Bid to Harborough District Council to designate Billesdon Neighbourhood Area on 1 November 2011.

The Billesdon Neighbourhood Area was approved by the Portfolio Holder on 29 October 2012.

View the Billesdon Neighbourhood Area