Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning Event 18 May 2024

Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to help decide the future of the places where they live and work.

Communities can use a Neighbourhood Plan to: 

  • Choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • Have their say on what those new buildings should look like
  • Grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead

A Neighbourhood Plan cannot prevent otherwise sustainable or appropriate development. The Government has made it clear that it is not a tool for residents to oppose proposals for new developments close to them. If a Neighbourhood Plan includes allocations for housing it cannot limit housing growth to less than is set out in the council’s development plan or regional and national guidance.

In October 2021 Harborough District Council is commencing a project to assist communities in setting up Neighbourhood Forums in Market Harborough.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Forums in Market Harborough

Find out more about Neighbourhood Planning.

Reviewing a Neighbourhood Plan

Read this to see advice about reviewing your neighbourhood plan

Approved Neighbourhood Areas and ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans

We have created a composite map of the district displaying all the approved Neighbourhood Areas and ‘made’ Neighbourhood Plans. This is correct at the date shown on the map and will be updated when changes of status are made to Neighbourhood Areas.

Neighbourhood Plan policies

Latest updates on Neighbourhood Plans in Harborough District

Quick view of what you need to know about Neighbourhood Planning in Harborough District

View the latest Neighbourhood Plan information in Harborough District:

Find out how Harborough District Council can help you prepare your Neighbourhood Plan

More about the Stages of Neighbourhood Planning