The Current Plan
The starting point.
Following an appeal by the Parish Council in the summer of 2012 a group of residents volunteered their time, expertise and energy to contribute to a Steering Group to oversee the development of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan (the Plan). This involved identifying and analysing key themes and issues regarded by residents as important to the future of the town. This Steering Group has been known colloquially as The Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum and is now called the Bosworth Vision Planning Group.
Bosworth Vision recognises these key issues and aims to identify ways to resolve or better manage solutions. It will consider options to respond to the problems with externally and internally generated investment and maximise the many synergies resulting from concerted and planned actions. The Plan provides a basis for encouraging harmonious developments which will sustain local jobs and businesses, improve housing to meet local needs and enhance the accessible social and physical infrastructure. The overall objective is to achieve proportionate infrastructure development and reinvigorate the local community for the future whilst protecting the essential character of Market Bosworth.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced the right for parishes such as Market Bosworth to decide the future of their community by producing a Neighbourhood Plan based on the needs and requirements of the community. The aim of the Plan is to cover aspects relating to future developments of the town and wider Parish identified by all stakeholders in the community.
The Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan was prepared with the intention of conforming to the Hinckley & Bosworth Local Development Framework Core Strategy adopted in 2009 and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) of March 2012 and was reviewed in accordance with best practice to ensure that it conforms to the NPPF of February 2019.
The Situation Today
The Neighbourhood Development Plan, now finalised and adopted by the Borough Council, is the starting point for determining planning applications in the area.
It can be used to:
- develop a shared vision for the future of the neighbourhood
- choose where new homes, shops, offices and other development are located
- identify and protect important local green spaces
- influence the design of new buildings
- promote renewable energy projects
- protect the historical environment