Rothley Neighbourhood Plan

On 5 October 2015 Rothley Parish Council (RPC) formally applied to Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) for designation as a 'neighbourhood area'. After a 6 week consultation period it is hoped that this will be agreed. This will allow RPC to take responsibility for producing a neighbourhood plan for Rothley Parish. In anticipation of receiving designation RPC has set up a group to take forward the project which could take up to 2 years. Once the plan is agreed with the people of Rothley and with CBC it will stand alongside CBC's 'core strategy' and must be taken into account when considering any future planning applications.

The first meeting of the Rothley Neighbourhood Planning Group took place at the Rothley Centre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th October 2015. The group agreed that its first task would be to consider how to engage with and seek the views of the Rothley residents.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 24 November at 7.30pm at the Rothley Centre.

Neighbourhood Plan Designation Consultations

Current Neighbourhood Plan Designation Consultations

The Parish Council of Rothley is working to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and have written to the Council to request designation as a Neighbourhood Area. This is the first stage of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The application is now subject to a six week consultation which will run from Friday 30th October 5:30PM until 5:30pm on Friday 11th December 2015.

Neighbourhood Plan Area Application The Proposed Boundary of the Neighbourhood Area Consultation Form If you wish to make comments, please complete the consultation response form. Please return the form to:
Plans, Policies and Place-Making Team Charnwood Borough Council Council Offices Southfield Road Loughborough LE11 2TX
Or email it to :

The Rothley Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group continues to work through the programme required to deliver an agreed plan for the civic parish of Rothley. Following the public consultation meetings earlier this year the group has now embarked on the next two phases: evidence gathering and a questionnaire study of residents views.

Evidence gathering essentially means describing the present situation under a number of topic headings which the group aims to cover in the completed plan. The topics are:

  • Housing
  • Green spaces and environment
  • Business and employment
  • Transport, traffic and parking
  • Community facilities
  • Conservation and heritage

The steering group has worked with consultants to produce draft objectives under each of these headings and is now developing a set of questions relating to these for inclusion in a questionnaire. In a few weeks the questionnaire will be distributed throughout Rothley to seek the views of residents. An analysis of the responses will form an important part of the evidence underpinning the policies included in the final plan.