Queniborough Neighbourhood Plan

In February 2017 the Parish Council had a report of the two drop-in sessions to consider the possibility of a Neighbourhood Plan for Queniborough. Given the attendance at the sessions, the range of comments supporting the need for a plan and the issues raised about the future of the village, the Council agreed to support a plan for the village and that Queniborough should be registered with the planning department at Charnwood as a Neighbourhood Plan area.

Pre-submission Consultation 2019

The pre-submission consultation on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for Queniborough Parish took place for six weeks from:

Monday 28th October through to Monday 9th December 2019
The consultation formed part of the statutory consultation in line with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan is the result of consultation with the Community, and interest groups and detailed work by Queniborough Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group over the last 3 years.

The pre-submission consultation enables Queniborough Parish Council's Steering Group to gather feedback from those who live, work or do business in the area. . The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group also consulted with a range of statutory bodies to add to the feedback.

The Steering Group would like to thank all those who came to the drop-in sessions to view the plan or commented individually. The Steering Group and its consultants will review all the comments received and respond to them in die course.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here.

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire March/April 2019

Our planning consultants, the Rural Community Council, have produced our first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan. They identified the information gaps and the evidence that we need to obtain to have our best chance of the Neighbourhood Plan being approved and so the questionnaire was developed, building on our initial consultation in September 2017.

A copy was delivered to every house in the village with the Queniborough Gazette. A Youth Questionnaire for ages 11 - 18 was also availbale online, as was the household questionnaire.

Thank you to everyone who completed the questionnaire. They all go towards safeguarding Queniborough's future.

The consultation period has now ended and the results are being analysed. Once this completed then the results will appear here and a report will be given in the Queniborough Gazette.

Queniborough Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

The Queniborough Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has twelve members.

Chair: Pam Jones
Vice-Chair: Liz Ellis
Secretary: Kate Hill
Treasurer: Mike Duxbury

The other members are: Mike Jones, Susan Graham, Ben King, Phil Laughton, Paresh Patel/Carol Shaw, Neill Ransom, John Weston, Mike Wiseman

The Steering Group has a constitution, approved by the Parish Council, and a Code of Conduct and a Complaints Procedure.

The Parish Council is the authorised body for neighbourhood planning in Queniborough and monthly reports are given to the Parish Council.

There will be reports in The Queniborough Gazette of progress on the Neighbourhood Plan and how you can be involved and have your say on how the plan develops.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation 30th September 2017

A consultation on the future of the Neighbourhood Plan for Queniborough took place at the Village Hall on 30th September 2017 from 3pm to 7pm.

The Main Issues that were raised at the consultation can be seen below. The Issues are in the priority order based on the number of comments made during the consultation and from written comments received.

Steering Group Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of each Steering Group Meeting are approved at the following meeting and will then be published here.

There was no Steering Group meeting in May 2018

There was no Steering Group meeting in July or August due to holidays and work being carried out in working groups.

There was no Steering Group meeting in October or November as work proceeded on the first draft plan.

The was no Steering Group Meeting in April 2019

Due to the Pre-submission consultation the Steering Group did not meet in November or December.

The Group met in January and the minutes will appear here.

The Group did not meet in February due to further work being carried out on the Pre-submission consultation.

Queniborough Gazette Reports

One of the most important jobs the Steering Group has to do is to keep all the residents of Queniborough informed of progress of the Neighbourhood Plan and how they can be involved and ensure their views are taken in to account. Regular updates will appear in the Queniborough Gazette and copies can be found here.