Market Bosworth opportunity land south of Station Road

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between this consultation and the consultation held in June 2020?

The earlier consultation was for the draft masterplan whilst this latest consultation is for the formal version and is being held as part of the process to make the masterplan a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

What is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)?

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is prepared to provide supplementary information to help guide the drawing up of development.

An SPD forms part of the Local Plan and is intended to expand upon policy or provide further detail to policies in Development Plan Documents (DPD).

What is the significance of the masterplan becoming a Supplementary Planning Document?

Though it is not part of the statutory Development Plan, it will form part of the Local Plan, and will be an important consideration in determining planning applications. It has greater weight because it has complied with the requirements for community involvement and is in conformity with a development plan policy.

How will the masterplan help bring forward the development of the land?

The site was allocated for a mixed use development in our Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD (2016) (MKBOS02) as well as the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Development Plan (2015). Despite these allocations, a scheme for the development has not come forward. Therefore, to ensure all parties’ aspirations are clearly conveyed in any future development, we are developing a master plan for the site including the industrial estate north of the mixed use allocation to assist in bringing the development forward.

The masterplan will be used to secure a developer to ensure completion of the scheme in the next five years.

What happens next?

Following any responses to the formal consultation on the masterplan these will be considered and the document potentially revised. It will then go through the process of adoption and be formally adopted and published on our website.

Last updated: 05/08/2022 09:48