Two villages in the Harborough district back new Neighbourhood Plans - which map out where housing developments are built

Neighbourhood Plans play a prominent part in planning applications judged by Harborough District Council

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:57 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:58 am
Two villages in the Harborough district back new Neighbourhood Plans - which map out where housing developments are built

Two villages in Harborough are backing new Neighbourhood Plans.

Villagers in Husbands Bosworth and Fleckney went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) – and they voted to adopt their village’s schemes.

Local people decisively swung behind the blueprints – which map out where housing developments are built.

Neighbourhood Plans play a prominent part in planning applications judged by Harborough District Council.

In Fleckney, 1,021 people backed the plan with 160 against on a 31.5 per cent turnout.

Some 303 villagers supported Husbands Bosworth’s plan, with 42 against.

Just over a third of eligible voters – 35.8 per cent – turned out.

Both initiatives will be adopted because they were backed by more than 50 per cent of those who voted.

The next Neighbourhood Plan referendum will take place in Hallaton, near Market Harborough, on Thursday June 3.

It will be the 25th Neighbourhood Plan to come into force in Harborough district if it’s rubberstamped.