What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan enables communities to shape planning policy in their area. It can be used to:

  • Develop a shared vision for the neighbourhood
  • Choose where new homes and other development should be built
  • Identify and protect important local green spaces and buildings
  • Determine what new buildings should look like

This allows local people a powerful new opportunity to plan the future of their communities.

The Neighbourhood Plan needs to demonstrate that it has been subject to the widest possible consultation and the final result has to be voted on by the community.

The whole process is lead by the Parish Council and due to the rising political importance of the Neighbourhood Plans and their influence on future developments, Great Easton Parish Council, at its meeting on the 6th October 2014, decided to form a steering group, which would become a sub-committee of the Parish Council to take this project forward.

The committee meets every 4 weeks.

Introducing The Committee

Roger Bowder – Chairman Richard Barribal
David Gibley – Secretary Lucy Walsh
Neil Mckay Ian Drummond
Gary Kirk Brian Hemmings
Phil Long Bob Mitchell
Ela Yates John Boulter
Julia Weaver Heather Ingram


If you have any questions for the committee then please email clerk@greateastonparishcouncil.org

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation  Update and Newsletter

The Pre-submission Consultation Document – Following the 6 week consultation period and the latest draft of the Neighbourhood Plan were both approved at the joint meeting of the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Committee and the Parish Council on the 14th December 2016.




A copy of the latest version of the Neighbourhood Plan, dated 10 02 17 can be found here.

The next stage is the submission of the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents to Harborough District Council, who will then formally commence the Regulation 16 six week consultation.

The dates for the HDC Consultation are between 22nd March – 3rd May 2017. Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Supporting documents are on both the Great Easton and HDC websites. Hard copies are also available in the Village Shop, the Village Hall, Bringhurst School, the Sun Inn, HDC library and the HDC reception area.

This consultation will include all those organisations and individuals who responded to the initial consultation. Once this consultation has been completed and any further representations considered, the Neighbourhood Plan will then proceed to the Independent Examiner, prior to the Village Referendum.