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17th September 2018

The Council has received the Inspector’s Report on the Examination of the Local Plan, and has published it today.

The Report is accompanied by a separate Appendix containing the recommended Main Modifications.  


Planning Inspector Mary Travers concluded that the Plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the borough, subject to a number of main modifications. She also concluded that the Plan complies with all relevant legal requirements.

Consultation on Main Modifications to the Melton Local Plan


Melton Borough Council’s Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination in October, 2017. Planning Inspector Mary Travers was subsequently appointed to undertake the examination with public hearing sessions held between the 30th January to the 8th February, 2018. This was followed by two ‘mini-consultations’ on the subject of housing delivery and the relationship between the Local Plan and advanced Neighbourhood Plans.

As part of the examination process a number of proposed Main Modifications have been identified. A Main Modification is an amendment which is considered necessary to make the Plan sound, and is required in order to address concerns raised by either the Inspector or other representors during the examination process.

The Council has prepared a schedule setting out the proposed Main Modifications it considers necessary in order for the Local Plan to be found sound and has consulted on them. The consultations closed on 2nd August. The Council also published the following documents:

  1. A Schedule of Additional Modifications, relating to smaller matters, such as clarification of policies.

  2. Proposed Changes to Policy Maps

  3. An updated site assessment for ASF3 (Hoby Road, Asfordby)

  4. An updated Habitats Regulation Assessment; and

  5. An update to the Sustainability Appraisal

  6. A 5 Year Housing Land Supply Document (HS1c document)

  7. A factual update note

All comments made on Main Modifications have been sent to the Planning Inspector for her consideration before she issues her final report. The Council is considering any comments on the 'Schedule of Additional Modifications' and the 'Proposed Changes to Policy Maps'; these have not been sent to the Planning Inspector. 

A privacy notice that sets out how any information you give us is processed fairly can be found here.

Consultation Documents 
 Updated Evidence
(for information)
Useful Resources 

Proposed Main Mods - What's Changed?

Use this document to see how the revised proposed Main Modifications published on 21st June differ from the original ones published on 10th May. Please note that in the event of any discrepancy with the schedule as published for consultation, it is the latter that prevails, not this track changes version. 

Original VS Revised Main Modifications 

Proposed Modifications - How they would change the submitted plan

Use the individual chapter or appendix sections below to see how the proposed Main Modifications, Additional Modifications and Policies Map changes would alter after the local plan, as it was submitted for examination. Text in red are changes that would be made if the Proposed Main Modifications were applied, and those in blue are if the Additional Modifications were applied. Please note that in the event of any discrepancy with the schedules of modifications and changes published for consultation, it is the latter that prevails, not these documents. 




Appendices Front Cover Page  

Appendix 1 

Appendix 2 

Appendix 3 

Appendix 4 

Appendix 5 

Chapter 1 

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

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