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Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
Information about the vote taking place in your area on Thursday 06 May
On Thursday 06 May, along with elections for County Councillors, the Police and Crime Commissioner and (in Stanton and Flamville) the election of a District Councillor, a Referendum relating to the adoption of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan will be held.
On your ballot paper for the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum, you will be asked the following question: More »
Do you want Blaby District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Fosse Villages to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
You can view the documents for the neighbourhood plan at:
See below a short guide about Neighbourhood Plans:
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood plans give local people the chance to plan for their own area by developing policies that will guide and shape development in the Plan area for the future
Who are the Fosse Villages?
The Fosse Villages are a group of parishes in the southern part of Blaby District that are rural in nature and have a history of joint-working. The Fosse Villages consist of the parishes of:
Leicester Forest West
Who wrote the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan?
Preparation of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan was led by a Joint Working Board consisting of representatives of each Parish Council, with support from local residents and Blaby District Council throughout the process.
How will the Plan be used to decide planning applications?
If the Plan is successful at Referendum, it will then be 'made' (ie. adopted) by Blaby District Council, at which point it will become part of the development plan for this area, against which planning applications will be assessed.
Therefore, when planning applications are submitted for sites within any of the ten listed parishes above, planning officers will assess the proposals against not only the District Council's Local Plan, but also the policies within the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan, before arriving at a decision.
Please note: determination of planning applications will remain the responsibility of Blaby District Council (and Leicestershire County Council in special circumstances). » Less
Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:48 by Mike Shirley
As Big Energy Saving Week (18 – 24 January) continues, Leicestershire County Council is working with E.ON to provide people across the region with free, first-time gas central heating installation, and is urging eligible residents to apply now.
Households not connected to mains gas and currently relying on inefficient ways of heating their homes, for example old electric storage or panel heaters, could be eligible for the measures, which are part of the Leicestershire Warm Homes Fund Project. More »
Residents on certain income levels or those in receipt of certain benefits, including child benefit, or those who are now receiving Universal Credit due to the pandemic, may also be able to apply for the support.
Qualifying homes could also receive a free gas network connection through the Affordable Warmth Solutions programme.
Residents taking up the offer could save an average of around £630 per year on fuel bills and benefit from a warmer, more comfortable home.
For more information please click on the link below: » Less
Posted: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 11:25 by Mike Shirley
If you have already purchased but haven't received your Garden Waste Bin sticker for 2021-22.
Don't worry, your bin will still be emptied on Saturday 3rd April.
However, if you haven't received your sticker by the next collection date on 19th April, please contact Blaby Customer Services.
Posted: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 11:55 by Mike Shirley