Ashby 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. Download the Steering Group Minutes 20th Oct 2022.

Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan

On 30th November 2018 the Town Council received a letter from North West Leicestershire District Council informing the Town Council that they had agreed to ‘make’ the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan.  This means that the Neighbourhood Plan will now be given full weight in determining planning decisions in the Neighbourhood Plan area.

Download the Final Made Ashby De La Zouch Neighbourhood Plan.


The result of the Referendum has been declared with 92% of electors voting Yes to the question ‘Do you want North West Leicestershire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Ashby de la Zouch to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood plan area?’.  The turnout was 22.01%.  Download the Declaration Of Result Of Poll.  North West Leicestershire District Council will now ‘Make’ the Neighbourhood Plan and it will then be used to help decide planning applications.

The Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 22 November 2018.  

Download the Notice Of Referendum

Other Documents for Neighbourhood Plan

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Copies of the Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Version are also available from the Town Council offices. You can also request a digital version via our Contact Page.

Additional information on the Referendum can be found on North West Leicestershire District Council’s website.


Following the Independent Examination the Examiner’s report concludes that, subject to making proposed modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.  Ashby de la Zouch Town Council as the Qualifying Body have approved the Examiner’s recommendation for the amendments to the plan.

On 7 September 2018, North West Leicestershire District Council, agreed to proceed to referendum on the draft Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan.  As required by the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations, you can download the Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement.

The Ashby de la Zouch Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for Examination to North West Leicestershire District Council on Tuesday 1st August 2017. On 2nd August 2018 the Examiner issued his final report.

Following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the matter of People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta (C-323/17) and the related guidance “Consideration of avoidance and reduction measures in Habitats Regulations Assessment: People over Wind, Peter Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta”  the Examiner and the District Council agreed on 25 June 2018 to pause the Examination to allow an update of the Habitats Regulation Assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan to be completed which would take into account this judgement.  The update was completed by AECOM in July 2018, and has now been submitted to the Examiner.

Download Ashby De La Zouch Hra July 2018.

Download Examination Neighbourhood Plan

Map of the Neighbourhood Plan Area

Download the Consultation Statement which sets out who has been consulted, when and how, a summary of the main issues raised and how these have been addressed in the Plan.

Previous Versions of the Neighbourhood Plan

You can find more details about the previous versions on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan page.

Background Papers

You can find more details about the background papers on the Background Papers page.

Additional Supporting Evidence