Kibworths Neighbourhood Plan (Refresh)
Although the Plan was made in January 2018 after a referendum, the District Council Local Plan was not adopted until April 2019. Accordingly the two Kibworth parish councils agreed in early 2020 to apply for grant funding to permit a refresh process to ensure all NP policies were in conformity with the Local Plan policies.
The Chair to the Refresh Neighbourhood Planning Group is Cllr. Steve Woodhouse of Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council, and other members include councillors from both parish councils and a resident of Kibworth Harcourt.
The refresh work was begin early in 2020 and it is hoped to be completed during 2021. An initial draft of the final refresh version will be put on the two Kibworth parish council's websites once approved by the Planning Group. It is hoped this version will be available by the end of 2020.
A referendum is again likely to be needed but a date is not yet possible to forecast due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kibworth's Neighbourhood Plan (Original)
The Localism Act 2011 introduced the idea of Neighbourhood Development Plans to give local communities a real opportunity to influence future development in their area. When approved and adopted, a Neighbourhood Plan becomes the first document to be consulted whenever a planning application is submitted in the area.
This is a real opportunity for the local community to work together and to take control of the future of the two Kibworth villages (Kibworth Beauchamp and Kibworth Harcourt) by gathering evidence and consulting on a range of topics including housing, employment, leisure, community facilities etc.
The Chair to the Neighbourhood Planning Group is Cllr. Chris Wood of Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council and the Vice Chair is Janet Riley, resident of Kibworth Harcourt.
For more information and details of minutes and agendas, click on the link below to visit the specific website that the two Kibworth parish councils are using to support the process.
For further information please contact the Clerk to Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council now that the Neighbourhood Plan original version has been finalised (copy in Library):
Maria Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 07716 642077