WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN...?
And why are we going to the trouble of producing one for Husbands Bosworth?
The village of Husbands Bosworth is a designated Rural Centre within Harborough District Council’s current Planning Strategy. As such, our community will be the focus for a higher proportion of development than other similar-sized villages in the area, and with very little ‘infill’ capacity, building will have to take place outside the established village ‘envelope’.
Husbands Bosworth has a strong sense of community, and residents are particularly keen to ensure that the village is not spoilt or disadvantaged by unsuitable and unsightly development. Residents decided that producing a Neighbourhood Plan - a master-plan for the future of our community - would help to guide any development that does take place, helping to ensure that any such development reflects the wishes, needs and priorities of the community.
Public consultation and engagement is seen as a key element to the process, and to this end the Parish Council recently hosted a public open event. Residents and further stakeholders were invited to become involved in the decision-making process and help to develop a clear vision for the future of our community. Lively discussion resulted in a core of villagers committing to the formation of a steering group to progress our Neighbourhood Plan project.
Grant Application for Awards for All - ‘Justification Statement
Rev. 24 August 2017 MAF
Husbands Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan seeks to guide the sustainable and controlled development of our community.
Husbands Bosworth is a designated Rural Centre and, as such will be a focus for future development. Our commitment, within the Neighbourhood Plan, is to guide this development and ensure that Husbands Bosworth retains its individuality, rural identity and community pride.
We will seek to protect the character, heritage, environmental and visual amenity and encourage a natural mix of housing development, employment opportunities, social and leisure facilities that will ensure the future sustainability and viability of our community.