The Steering Group meeting this week is to be postponed and the planned agenda items will be taken forward to the next meeting, which will be after the General Election.
The main reasons for this postponement are:
Melton Borough Council have hit problems with their Local Plan, and at this moment we are not sure what will be the outcome. Since the Neighbourhood Plan for Bottesford Parish needs to reflect the Melton Local Plan there seems little point in meeting for the sake of it.
There have also been substantial changes at Melton Borough Council with a new leader and different people in key positions. Again we are unsure what impact that will have on the Plan and Bottesford.
You will be aware that the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the Parish Council are objecting to the increased number of houses allocated to Bottesford in the Emerging Options proposals for the Melton Local Plan. This increase in houses has resulted in the number of building sites increasing from 2 (along with some small additional ‘windfall’ schemes) to 9 sites across the village.
We have therefore enlisted the help of Byron Rhodes, Borough Councilor for Long Clawson and Stathern and recently re-elected Leicestershire County Councillor for our area, to assist us in putting our case for reducing the housing allocation for Bottesford.
Dates for future Steering Group meetings will be notified shortly and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Richard Simon: Clerk to the Steering Group
Please find attached the agenda for the next Steering Group meeting. This will take place on the 17 January 2017 at The Old School Rooms, Bottesford at 7.30pm.
All very welcome.
Richard Simon, Secretary.
Please find attached the minutes for the Steering Group meeting which took place on the 1 November 2016.
Richard Simon: Secretary.
Welcome to our new web-site. We hope you will find it interesting and informative.
Bottesford Parish is a community of 3587 (2011 census) residents, at the Northern tip of Leicestershire. There are four villages which make up our parish: Bottesford, Easthorpe, Muston and Normanton.
The parish has a rich heritage and maintains many of the rural qualities that residents find so attractive and peaceful to live within. The parish is also innovative and forward-looking.
Hence the importance of the Neighbourhood Plan. This is a community-led initiative which will shape the way our four villages will look over the next 25 years. The Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by a team of volunteers who are consulting widely with as many residents, businesses and groups as possible.
They need to know what you want from our community – particularly with regard to where new housing and other buildings should be located. So please get involved. This web-site will provide you with all the details, and keep you fully informed with progress.
We look forward to working with you.
Bottesford Neighbourhood Plan Communications Team.