Foreword

Foreword

Welcome to the Neighbourhood Plan for Sheepy Parish

Work on our Plan commenced in 2015, when it was clear to the Parish Council that the local community wanted to have a say in how our Parish is developed and to ensure that any development reflects its character and considers the needs and priorities of our community.

Our Plan sets out a vision for our Parish until 2036 and aims to contribute to sustainable development in 3 key areas – economic, social and environmental. It recognises the rural character of our Parish as well as its unique heritage. The tranquil setting, with its expansive views of the countryside, access to it and its wildlife and the Sibson Conservation area are highly valued by all of us. We are proud that there is a historical significance which includes a registered battlefield; that of the Battle of Bosworth, the last battle of the War of the Roses. King Richard III is believed to have fallen in our Parish, bringing to an end the reign of the Plantagenets and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty.

The development of our Plan has been led by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of the Parish Council and takes account of the views of hundreds of local parishioners, businesses and other stakeholders who took the time to attend the various “drop in” and stakeholder consultations, to complete the questionnaires and to give their views. I should like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, who are all volunteers and who have generously devoted considerable time and effort to develop this Plan for all of us. I should like to thank you all also for your support. Without your input, we recognise that our Plan could not have been prepared.

Warm Regards

Ian Papworth Jim Aldridge
Chairman of the Sheepy Parish Council Immediate Past Chairman of the Sheepy Parish Council

Activities completed

  • Formation of cross village/hamlet Steering group under the brief of Sheepy Parish Council and supported by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Two Parishioner open forums and one Business workshop
  • Parishioner consultation questionnaire
  • Policies agreed
  • Draft Neighbourhood Plan – See Pre-submission section of the website for the draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Pre-submission consultation
  • FInalise Neighbourhood Plan
  • Final submission Neighbourhood Plan
  • Independent Examination
  • Consultation with HBBC on Referendum timescales
  • Referendum and adoption.