Submitting the draft Neighbourhood Plan!

KNPG is now in the process of submitting the draft Neighbourhood Plan to Harborough District Council for Regulation 16 consultation. This six-week consultation period will begin once the District Council has completed various validation checks. There will be further notification from the District Council as to when this consultation period starts and ends.

You can view the submitted Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents here

  A Neighbourhood Plan, once approved, directs how development of an area proceeds. It can apply to most major areas of development such as new housing, amenities and open spaces, roads and transport...
  Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group is a cooperation between Kibworth Beauchamp and Harcourt Parish Councils started in 2014 to produce a Neighbourhood Plan that will control the development of our town.

Anyone can get involved!

Our village questionnaire attracted 803 respondents.

  We want to hear what YOU want for the future of Kibworth!
  Neighbourhood Planning is supported by national government as a way to give people power to decide how their communities develop.
  This short video explains how the process works.

The Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group has produced the draft Plan which will be going out for public consultation on November the 10th. See our news section for details on how you can be part of this consultation and help to shape the future of the Kibworths!

  The Neighbourhood Plan MUST be approved by public vote before it can come into effect!

A big thank you to everyone who submitted comments on the final draft of our Neighbourhood Plan
The Group is pleased to announce that all comments have been given careful consideration and the Neighbourhood Plan has been amended where appropriate. A final draft of the Plan, along with details of all comments received should be available to view on the website soon.[Click here to see more]

In May 2016 we held a consultation event presenting the draft policies for our Neighbourhood Plan to the public. The policies were well received and we have since been finalising the draft policies and incorporating the feedback received.

Kibworth's draft Neighbourhood Plan will be available for public consultation between 10th November 2016 and 5th January 2017
[Click here to see more]

September update
KNPG has been busy over the summer progressing the Neighbourhood Plan - responding to the comments made at the successful open event in May where well over 100 residents commented on the emerging policies, building the evidence base and finalising the Plan.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan will now be considered by the Parish Councils of Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp and if approved will be made available for a statutory consultation period of 6 weeks where residents and stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on the advanced draft.

Comments made will then be considered by KNPG and the Neighbourhood Plan amended as necessary before being formally submitted to Harborough District Council who will then arrange a further period of consultation before the Plan is subject to Independent Examination to test compliance with local and national planning policies. The final opportunity for local people to get involved will be a referendum which will allow the residents of Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp to vote on whether to accept the Neighbourhood Plan. It is expected that the referendum will be held in the spring/summer 2017.

In May 2016 we held a consultation event presenting the draft policies for our Neighbourhood Plan to the public. The policies were well received and we have since been finalising the draft policies and incorporating the feedback received.

Public Exhibition and Consultation Event
Thursday 19th May 2016, 2pm to 9pm at Kibworth Cricket Club

A word from the KNPG Clerk [Click here to see more]

KNPG formally thanks John Hooley, who has had to step down from his role as Chair due to ill health, for his time and dedication.

Public Exhibition and Consultation Event
This event in May will be an opportunity for the public to view the proposed policies in the first draft, meet members of the team and to give feedback to KNPG on the proposed policies before the Plan goes to its final stages. [Click here to see more]

Event takes place Thursday 19th May 2016, 2pm to 9pm at Kibworth Cricket Club

The Group is keen to hear from any non-resident landowners in Kibworth who would like input into the Neighbourhood Plan. If you are a landowner or you know a landowner in Kibworth, please contact the Clerk (Details in the Contact section)

KNPG Questionnaire Prize Draw Winner
Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group is pleased to announce the winner of the KNPG Questionnaire prize draw: Congratulations to Cristina Romao who has won 25 worth of book tokens for The Bookshop in Kibworth. Thank you again to all those who completed and returned this important questionnaire. The results of the questionnaire are now being analysed and will help to inform the important work being undertaken by the KNPG Theme Groups.

KNPG Petition Update:
Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group's petition was formally presented to Harborough District Council by Chair, John Hooley on 2nd November 2015. The petition had attracted over 1000 signatures. A big thank you to everyone who supported this.

The petition was referred on to HDC's Local Plan Advisory Panel which is meeting at 2pm on Wednesday 9th December. This is a public meeting so do attend if you are interested to hear what they have to say first hand.

KNPG Appoints Facilitator
On Wednesday 25 March 2015, the Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group appointed Gary Kirk of Your Locale as Facilitator. Your Locale is based in Church Langton and has wide experience of working with Neighbourhood Planning in Leicestershire and beyond. Gary's work will include steering the Group's work, ensuring that all legal requirements are met, and drawing down funding.

New Members and Sub-Groups
At its meeting on Thursday 19 February 2015, the Group welcomed a further member, and began to focus on deciding a strategy for their work. This involved creating four sub-groups to plan and manage different elements of the project. It was also agreed to approach a professional consultant who could work with the Group as facilitator and could secure funding.

KNPG Launches!
Over 80 people attended the launch of the Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group on Friday 6 February 2015 at 7.30pm at Kibworth Grammar School Hall. The meeting appointed John Hooley as Chairman and Janet Riley as Vice-Chair. Eleven residents volunteered to join the group including representatives from both Kibworth Parish Councils. The Draft Constitution was accepted on a majority show of hands. The first meeting was held on Monday 9 February 2015 when two further members were elected to the Group.

There are numerous ways you can get in contact or get involved with the Kibworth Neighbourhood Plan!
Social Networking Come to a meeting! Email the Clerk
Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news and informationMembers of the public are welcome at all our meetingsYou can email the KNPG Clerk, Frances Webster, to request any further information

You can also contact KNPG through either of the Kibworth Parish Councils:

Kibworth Beauchamp Parish Council Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council