Neighbourhood development plans

Notice: Neighbourhood Plans Referendums

The Coronavirus Bill, introduced into Parliament on 19 March 2020, contains provisions to enable the postponement of electoral events, including neighbourhood planning referendums, over the course of the year. At this time, we cannot say when it may be feasible to resume ordinary processes. Once secondary legislation has been published, the Council will provide a more detailed update.

Villages and parishes throughout the Borough all have the opportunity to create their own Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP).  These plans when made become legal planning documents which shape future planning applications and developments.

By getting involved, the community can provide guidance on where development such as new homes and businesses can be built and what they should look like, as long as it is in accordance with strategic policies in the Local Plan.

Relevant links
Stages of a neighbourhood development plan (and current status):

Please note this information is being updated

Stage of NDP completion:

Sites at this stage

(click on any location for info):

Date NDP reached this stage:

Informal discussions

(No formal application to MBC)

Melton Mowbray Town Centre


Barkestone, Plungar and Redmile 

Apply to designate

Neighbourhood plan area

Public consultations

Carry these out and then start to draft the neighbourhood plan

(Regulation 14)

January 2016

October 2013
March 2016

November 2019

June 2015

February 2018

May 2019

Pre-submission consultation

(on draft plan)

(Regulation 16)

Submit submission plan 

(to Local Planning Authority
& 6 week submission consultation)

Independent examination

of the plan

January 2020

Passed examination

Referendum by the community

Successful Referendum

Adopted NDP

The neighbourhood plan is put in place as a legal document.

6th June 2018

6th June 2018

6th June 2018

6th June 2018

1st August 2018

12th November 2019

Map updated on: Jan 2020
Map of neighbourhood development plan areas:
Left click on an area for further information