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Desford Neighbourhood Development Plan

Submission, examination and next steps


Following the Regulation 16 consultation (see more information below), comments submitted to the Borough Council have been sent to the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner, Mr Tim Jones of No5 Chambers. A requirement during the Examination is for all of the comments to be publically available on the council's website. You can view all of the Regulation 16 comments (including Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council's) below:

If you are unable to view any of the documents above for any reason, including if you require the document in an accessible format, please request an alternative format using our planning policy contact form

How you could get involved - Regulation 16 submission consultation

The final version of the Desford Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), prepared on behalf of Desford Parish Council, was submitted to the council and was the subject of consultation, under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act. Letters and emails were issued to all those consulted in the previous stages of the process.

Comments are no longer being accepted for the Regulation 16 submission consultation.

View the neighbourhood development plan

You can view the submission version of the NDP and the supporting documents below:

If you require the documents in any other format, please get in touch with the Planning Policy team.

Additionally, you can:

  • Visit Desford Parish Council's website: neighbourhood plan (
  • View hard copies at the Hinckley Hub or Desford Library:
    • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR
    • Desford Library, Main Street, Desford, Leicestershire. LE9 9JP

During the consultation you could send us your comments in various ways including: completing the comments form available online throughout the duration of the consultation, filling in the planning policy contact form, send a letter to the planning policy team, or you could download and return our Desford Regulation 16 response form (DOCX).

Comments were invited between Wednesday 22 January 2020 and 5pm Wednesday 4 March 2020.


Now we have concluded the consultation, comments will be forwarded to the Neighbourhood Plan Examiner appointed by the Local Planning Authority and Desford Parish Council.

If the examination results in a positive response either to proceed to referendum with or without modifications, the council will seek to proceed to the public referendum stage as soon as is reasonably practical.

Privacy statement

All comments will be made available, and identifiable by name and organisation (where applicable) to the appointed examiner, Local Planning Authority, and Desford Parish Council. Please note that any personal information will be processed by the council in line with the Article 6(1) (e) of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

Last updated: 27/03/2020 12:36