Desford Neighbourhood Plan

Latest Update - April 2019

Supplementary Strategic Site Assessment Consultation

The Parish Council consulted parishioners on its first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan during December and January 2018/2019. The draft included all the sites assessed as possible housing sites in the parish and recommended the allocation of one major site.

Responses to this consultation and discussions with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council's Planning Department have resulted in the need to assess and consult on 7 further sites. This does not mean that all or any of them will be allocated in the plan. Indeed, any views received in response to this consultation will help the Council to decide which, if any, should go forward.

The sites are:

  • Snowdene and land to the rear, Main Street, Botcheston
  • Land to the rear of Manor Farm, Main Street, Botcheston
  • Land at disused Sewage Works, Lindridge Lane, Desford
  • Land adjacent to Lyndale Cattery, Desford
  • Hunts Lane extension, Desford
  • Land to the South of Desford, to the East of Peckleton Lane
  • Land to the South of Desford, extension of above to the West of Peckleton Lane

Full details of the sites can also be seen on the Neighbourhood Plan website.

Hard copies can be inspected at the Library, Mon 2 – 5, Tues 10 – 12, Thurs 10 – 12, 2 – 7, Sat 10 – 1.

The consultation period starts on Friday 12th April and ends on 23rd May 2019. Responses in writing or by email to the Clerk to the Council as above by 23rd May 2019

Update - November 2018

Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission consultation period

The Consultation Period is from 9th November 2018 to 11th January 2019, if you wish to comment on the Pre-Submission Neighbourhood Plan you can download form below. It includes options to return your completed form by drop-off of a printed copy at Desford Library, by post or email. There will also be an opportunity to complete a form at either of two exhibitions to be held on

  • Saturday 17th November, 10am - 3pm, Botcheston Village Hall
  • Saturday 24th November, 10am - 3pm, Desford Library

Update - July 2017

The Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaires are still being analysed and we are awaiting a report. Our next task is to set up Focus Groups. These will look at the following themes and any resident is welcome to join a group. Contact us if you would like to get involved.

  • Housing
  • Natural & Historic Environment
  • Community Facilities, Employment and Transport

Update - May 2017

Congratulations to our Prize Draw winners who all received £25.

  • Rupert Pullin - who has donated his prize to Desford in Bloom
  • Brenda Ellison
  • Paula & Robert Thomas
  • Chrissi Grace

Update - March 2017

Thank you to everyone who completed and returned the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire. The next stage is to analyse the results. The entries for the prize draw will be drawn in the near future.

Our new website is ready...please take a look.

Update - July 2016

Representatives from local businesses, clubs and organisations, schools, land owners and those delivering statutory services in the area were invited to a Stakeholder Meeting on 5th July.

A report from this meeting is below.


Update - May 2016

3 drop-in events were held in May for residents to have their say on what they like and dislike about the parish. A report from these events is below.