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Neighbourhood planning gives local communities the opportunity to plan for their local areas and decide how they develop and grow in the future.  It can be used to:

  • choose where new homes, shops and offices should be built...
  • have a say on what those new buildings should look like
  • influence the design and functionality of open spaces around where you live
  • grant planning permission for the new buildings your community wants to see go ahead.

East Leake Parish Council has established a Neighbourhood Plan Project Team to take forward a Neighbourhood Plan for East Leake.  Relevant documents and progress reports will be made available here.

Latest News 

November 2015

At the East Leake Neighbourhood Planning Referendum, held on Thursday 19 November, 94.58% voted “yes”, i.e. in favour of the plan.  Voter turnout was 24.94%

The question asked was:

“Do you want Rushcliffe Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for East Leake to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Full details of the referendum process are on Rushcliffe Borough Council’s web page on Referendums.

See also the explanatory leafletproduced for voters.




East Leake Neighbourhood Plan Project Team

Referendum Documents


Documents that were submitted for examination

Documents etc Included in East Leake Neighbourhood Plan Evidence Base

Earlier Versions of the Neighbourhood Plan

Project Plan: This document will be updated regularly.

Minutes of Meetings

Vision Statement:

Draft Infrastructure Considerations

Consultation Responses

Workshops for East Leake Facilitated by Design Council/CABE

Following a successful bid by the East Leake Community Plan Group, four workshops were run by CABE to help prepare for the neighbourhood planning process.  A case study for this work has been written up on the CABE (Design Council) Website.  Agendas and various information sources are listed below.


Workshop 1, 24 March 2012 – Strengthening the Heart of East Leake

Workshop 2, 28 April 2012.  Subject: Creating a Neighbourhood Plan.

Workshop 3, 3 July 2012.  Subject:  Vision Statement.

Workshop 4, 25 July 2012.  Subject: Project Plan.

Workshop 5, 12 May 2014, Subject: Building for Life 12

Designation of East Leake as a Neighbourhood Area