Desford Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Your opportunity to help shape the future of Desford Parish is imminent!

Desford Neighbourhood Plan provides the opportunity for our community to provide a positive vision for how we want our neighbourhood to develop in the future.

It is a massively influential document that means your community can choose where new homes, shops and offices are built, and have your say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided to support them.


A vision of Desford

Stop Press

The Desord Neighbourhood Plan Working Group is aware that 2 different contractors have submitted housing developments for planning approval with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. These will be heard at the Planning Committee Meeting on 25th June and involve proposals for approximately 80 houses each, one being for the site opposite Barns Way and the other is on the East side of Peckleton Lane..

Both of these applications were refused by the new Planning Committee.

The Parish of Desford is a good place to live
This is according to 70% of the respondents to the recent Neighbourhood Questionnaire which 627 of you returned and which is currently being analysed.

The local shops and Sport in Desford are well used but most respondents travel out of the village for the ‘big shop’

Concerns have been expressed about  the number of HGVs, the volume of traffic through the parish, inconsiderate parking and speeding vehicles.

A high number of respondents would like to see more work opportunities for young people and there is some support for the development of light industry but not for heavy industry.

Protection of recreational and open spaces, access to the countryside  and provision of sporting activities are obviously important to respondents as are maintaining the essential characteristics of the Parish and the approaches to it.

There is still much more work to be done on collating the many comments and statements that respondents also added and this will take time.

Be assured, however, that the working group is meeting regularly and with the guidance and support of consultants will produce an appropriate plan which will be submitted to the authorities and to you the residents in due course.


Strategic Site Assessment consultation

This six-week Strategic Site Assessment consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan is the last time we will be asking people for comments before submitting the plan to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.

All responses received by the 23rd May 2019 will be considered by the Desford Parish Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and may be utilised to amend the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.  Please note we will not accept responses that are anonymous and your comments, name and organisation (if relevant) will be available for public inspection.

Thank you for your help and support in preparing the Desford Parish Neighbourhood Plan.   If you would like to be kept updated on progress, please indicate at the end of this form.

Please find details of SSA Consultation here

Please find copies of the SSA maps here

Comments Form (Word Document, 25 Kb form)

Please return by Thursday 23rd May 2019 via:


Post to: Desford Parish Council C/o Desford Library Main Street, Desford, Leicester LE9 9JP  

Drop off:  Desford Library

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