North West Leicestershire District Council is the local planning authority and details of planning applications can be found on the North West Leicestershire District Council website.
The applications tab provides details of applications being considered by the Town Council’s Planning and Transportation Committee.
Neighbourhood Planning is a process that is designed to enable the local community to influence the planning and development of their area by helping to decide:
- The most appropriate places for new homes, shops, offices, leisure facilities and other developments to be located;
- What type of development is needed and what it should look like;
- What important green spaces and other areas should be protected;
- What improvements or additions to local facilities and services will be required alongside any developments.
The contents of a Neighbourhood Plan cannot conflict with the Local Planning Authority’s Local Development Plan. For Ashby de la Zouch this is North West Leicestershire’s Local Plan. Details of the North West Leicestershire Local Plan can be found on their website.
To enable people of Ashby and Blackfordby to influence planning and development in their town/ village two Neighbourhood Plans are planned.
Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Review
On the 5th September 2022 the Town Council agreed to the principle of a review of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan and to establish a steering group. The steering group held its first meeting on Thursday 20th October 2022.
Information on the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Review can be found on the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Review page.
Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan
Following the Independent Examination of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan and Referendum, our Neighbourhood Plan has now been published. The Local Planning Authority has to take into account the policies within the neighbourhood plan when making decisions on planning applications in and around the town of Ashby.
Information on the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan page.
Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan
Work has commenced on the production of a Neighbourhood Plan for the village of Blackfordby. Information on the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan page.