Asfordby Parish Neighbourhood Plan: Community Engagement
Our Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding future development in the parish. Local people have had plenty of opportunities to influence the Plan.
A workshop for parish councillors and key stakeholder was held on 29 May 2012 to look at the principle issues that the Neighbourhood Plan will need to address.
Big Jubilee Lunch
At the Big Jubilee Lunch on 3 June 2012, residents had an opportunity to find out a bit more about the Asfordby Parish Neighbourhood Plan and to give their views on plans for the future.
Asfordby Hill Primary School
25 children age 10 and 11 (year 6) from Asfordby Hill Primary School participated in a session on 17 May 2012. The children provided some good, thoughtful responses about living in and around Asfordby.
Captains Close Primary School
On 12 July 2012, 31 year 6 pupils from Captains Close Primary School offered detailed insights into what they thought of Asfordby.
With the support of Leicestershire County Council’s Youth Team, we talked to young people in Asfordby during July and August 2013 about the emerging Neighbourhood Plan and to find out what young people thought about living in Asfordby.
Issues and Options
In August 2014, we sent a questionnaire to all households inviting residents to set out their views on development in the parish.
First Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan
The first version of the Asfordby Parish Neighbourhood Plan was published for consultation in February 2015 and a summary of the plan was delivered to all households in the parish. A large number of representations were received and as a result the Parish Council decided to make changes.
Second Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan
We consulted local people and key stakeholders on a second version of the Neighbourhood Plan over the period Monday 22 February to Monday 4 April 2016. A summary of the plan was delivered to all households in the parish and a ‘drop-in’ session as held on 2 March 2016.