Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan
The Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan has been produced by the Neighbourhood Forum which is made up of Market Bosworth Parish Council members and representatives from the local community. The Neighbourhood Plan contains a vision of the future of Market Bosworth, objectives, aspirations and a set of planning policies.
A referendum relating to the adoption of the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan was held in September 2015.
Visit the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Plan Website for lots more information.
The Neighbourhood Forum has prepared a Design Brief to accompany the Neighbourhood Plan which is available to view on the website, in the library and in the Parish Council Office. The Design Brief provides additional guidance as to the type of development to be permitted on the site allocated for development south of Heath Road / Station Road.
The Neighbourhood Plan identifies various aspirational projects for the parish: a town centre traffic scheme; construction of a safe footpath to the Water Park; preparation of a Design Brief for the proposed development site; adoption of a Local Heritage Asset List; a review of Tree Preservation Orders; a hedgerow review; creation of improved access to the countryside; and improved mobile phone and broadband reception.
The Parish Council has tirelessly petitioned Highways and the Borough Council for several years for a safer town centre traffic scheme and a safe footway to the Water Park. As a direct result of the petitioning and the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan, progress is at last being made. Highways recently held a public consultation on additional double yellow lines for Barton Road, Station Road and Sutton Lane to make the roads safer and to enable traffic to flow more smoothly. It is hoped the new lines will be painted soon. Highways have also confirmed progress is being made with regard to constructing a safe footway to the Water Park. More on this will follow in due course.
Meanwhile, the Design Brief has been prepared and is available to view; a draft Local Heritage Asset List has been submitted to the Borough Council for consideration; a Landscape Survey is currently being carried out – volunteers welcome!; and broadband has been extended to many more properties.