Hoton Parish Council

Serving the people of Hoton, Leicestershire

Wymeswold Road Character Property

Clerk: Hellen Jarvis
52 Springfield Close, Burton
on the Wolds, Loughborough
LE12 5AN

Tel: 01509 880596

The Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation

Public consultation on the pre-submission version of the Wolds Neighbourhood Plan will run from Monday 13 August to Monday 24 September 2018. It offers residents and other stakeholders the last opportunity to influence the Neighbourhood Plan for the villages of Hoton, Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold.

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan for the Wolds Villages has been produced using your opinions and comments from the returned questionnaires, together with those of other stakeholders and interested parties consulted over the last three years. This is not a finished document, it is a draft for you to read and comment on.

  • Are there things we have omitted?
  • Are there any sections that are not clear?
  • Are there items you think may be wrong?
  • You are also encouraged to tell us what you like about the plan.

The full draft plan contains policies on topics such as:

  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Services and facilities
  • Transport and traffic
  • Economy

This Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation is in line with Regulation 14 of The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). All those who live, work or carry on business in the neighbourhood area, as well as all statutory consultees and stakeholders, are encouraged to examine the Draft Plan and provide feedback during the 6 week consultation period.

To download a copy of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan and a summary click on the links below:

  • Draft Neighbourhood Plan (PDF, 16.1 Mb)

    Full version of the draft Wolds Neighbourhood Plan being consulted on.

  • Summary (PDF, 5 Mb)

    Summary of the pre-submission draft of the Wolds Neighbourhood Plan

To view a paper copy of the draft plan or obtain a paper form for making comments on please contact the parish clerk (details at the top of this page).

How to make comments

If you would like to comment on any aspect of the draft Wolds Neighbourhood Plan, please write to us or download and complete a copy of the form below.

  • Comments form (Word Document, 24 Kb)

    Click on the above to download the form for making comments on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Comments may be sent either

via e-mail to: or

by post to:

Wolds Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
c/o Mrs S Massey
7 St. Andrews Close
Burton on the Wolds
LE12 5TJ

Your comments should be made by 17:00 hrs on Monday 24 September 2018.

Visit our drop-in sessions to find out more

If you wish to find out more, please visit one of our drop-in session which will provide an opportunity to examine the contents of the Plan and to discuss it in more detail with members of the Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee.

Drop in at:

• 16:00 to 20:00 hrs on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at Burton on the Wolds Village Hall; or

• 16:00 to 20:00 hrs on Thursday 6 September 2018 at Hoton Village Hall.

What happens next?

Once the consultation period has ended your Neighbourhood Plan Committee will read and consider all of your comments and make any changes that are deemed appropriate and finalise the plan to be submitted to Charnwood Borough Council for approval. It will then be examined by an inspector, after which a referendum will be held to give residents the final say in whether to adopt or reject the plan.

Summary of key dates

  • 13 August 2018 - the pre-submission version of The Wolds Village Neighbourhood Plan is published
  • 13 August - 24 September - consultation period
  • Tues 21 August - drop in session at Burton on The Wolds Village Hall 4-8 p.m.
  • Thursday 6 September - drop-in session at Hoton Village Hall 4-8 p.m.
  • Monday 24 September 2018 - the last date for receipt of comments (by 5 p.m.)

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Event
25 January at 7pm in Burton on the Wolds Village Hall

Are you curious to find out more about the results of the recent residents' survey in Burton on the Wolds, Cotes, Prestwold and Hoton?

A leaflet, containing the highlights of the results has been delivered to all houses in the plan area, including the date of our interactive consultation event on 25 January, commencing at 7pm in Burton on the Wolds Village Hall, the event is an opportunity to share this information with you in more detail and to highlight the issues that were raised. The Joint Neighbourhood Planning Committee has developed a number of options to address each of the issues and will be seeking your preferences that will inform the Neighbourhood Plan itself, including where any additional housing might be located.

We would love to see you there.

What is neighbourhood planning ?

Neighbourhood planning gives local people direct powers to shape how their local area develops and grows and to get the right development for their community.

Local communities can use neighbourhood planning to set planning policies through a neighbourhood plan and grant planning permission through neighbourhood development orders and community right to build orders.

Neighbourhood plans and orders are put to a community vote and will only be approved if more than 50% of the vote is in favour of the plan or order. This ensures that the community has the final say on whether a neighbourhood plan or order comes into force.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan and what progress has been made so far?

The parish councils of Hoton and Burton on the Wolds, Prestwold and Cotes are putting together a Neighbourhood Plan.

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

Neighbourhood Planning is a relatively new process, which has been designed to enable the local community to influence the planning and development of the area in which they live and work. Development does not just mean more houses; it includes planning for shops, businesses, transport and community facilities. Neighbourhood Planning enables people to shape the place in which they live their lives.

Residents' Survey - March 2016

In 2015 we held consultation events for residents and the ideas and views put forward at those events were used when writing the questionnaire. The results of this survey will determine the underpinning principles and overall direction of our plan and so your views are important. The surveys were delivered to all households in the plan area in March and collected by hand. The completed surveys are currently being analysed.

Young Persons' Survey - May 2016

The Young Persons' Survey, for those aged 11 to 17 took place in May 2016. We really value the views of our young people and the responses will play an important part in developing our Neighbourhood Plan. The completed surveys are currently being analysed.

What is the purpose of these surveys?

Finding out what people think and drawing on their skills and knowledge is an important part of developing a neighbourhood plan. We need your help to identify:

? If any new development is required and the most appropriate location for this

? The type and style of buildings that will best meet community needs

? Green spaces, buildings and areas that should be protected

? Any improvements or additions needed to local amenities, services and recreational facilities

? Improvements required to the public footpath, bus and road networks

What will we do with the information we get from the questionnaire?

The information gathered from the surveys will enable us to write the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan and formalise your views. We will publish and share the outcome.

Why does it matter?

The planning system helps decide what gets built, where and when. The Charnwood Core Strategy sets out the general aims for development across the whole borough. A neighbourhood plan provides the opportunity to focus on more detailed issues, specific to the locality. The Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan will cover the whole parish councils area. In addition to the settlements of Hoton, Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold, it will include Hoton Park, outlying farms and businesses, Wymeswold Industrial Estate and the surrounding countryside.

Our Neighbourhood Plan cannot prevent development that has been included in Charnwood's Core Strategy, but it can set out what type of development is appropriate and where it should be located.

Neighbourhood plans have a statutory status, which means that any decisions made on planning applications by the borough or county councils would need to take into consideration the Wolds Villages Neighbourhood Plan. It will ensure that the needs, views and priorities of the local community are fully considered when assessing future planning applications and proposed developments within the area.

We need your views to develop and implement a shared vision for the future of the Wolds.

Wolds Neighbourhood Plan Area

Joint Neighbourhood Plan Committee

Hoton Parish Council and Burton on the Wolds, Cotes and Prestwold Parish Council have set up a joint Committee to oversee the production of the Neighbourhood Plan. The committee consists of both Parish Councillors and members of the public.

How can I get involved?

The Joint Committee are assisted by working parties in the following areas:

Traffic & Transport
Facilities & Services

If you are interested in joining either the Committee or a Working Party, or are able to help with delivering information to houses in the plan area, please contact the clerk, Clare Blain, by emailing