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Information and events in Upper Broughton Spring 2020

COVID19 — Help for villagers in Upper Broughton

During this time of crisis the villagers would like you all to know you are not alone. We have compiled a list of people willing to help with any shopping, prescription collection and any other tasks that you might be unable to do yourself should you be isolated. For further information you can call Katherine 07812 994305

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Upper Broughton is a small village situated on the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire border in the East Midlands, UK. With a population of some 250 people it is a small, friendly community on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir. Occupying a hill top position the village has commanding views over wide open countryside as far as Belvoir Castle. Once a farming stronghold Upper Broughton is now mainly a commuter village, well situated for Leicester, Nottingham, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough and surrounding areas. Original Melton Mowbray Pork Pies were until recently made in the village.

Neighbourhood Plan — Vote 30 January 2020 Result: win for YES!
What do we want and what don't we want? The Plan has been voted through.


The Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan

Where are we up to in the process?

January 2020: We have a Referendum 30th January 2020 the vote was YES so the plan has been accepted.

The plan was accepted by an 88% majority see official declaration here.

An official Referendum was held in the Upper Broughton Village Hall on the 30th January to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan. This plan has been approved by the Upper Broughton Parish Council, an independent inspector and Rushcliffe Borough Council and who  decided that that the plan was acceptable to put to a referendum, so that the local community could vote to decide if the Plan be formally adopted.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to produce and develop the plan.


Final Plan Icon

Where can I see the final version of the Plan?

• The old Phone Box

• The Church

• The ‘Tap & Run’ Public House

• Online:

• Online at Rushcliffe Borough Council

November 2019:

The process for the UB Neighbourhood Plan reaches another milestone on Tuesday, 12th November.

At the Rushcliffe Borough Council Cabinet meeting, agenda item #6 is to discuss the recommendation that Cabinet

a) Accepts all of the Examiner’s recommended modifications to the Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan;

b) Approves the Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement and its publication;

c) Approves the holding of a referendum for the Upper Borough Neighbourhood Plan.


September 2019:

David Russel's update…

The latest news on the journey of the plan through the planning bureaucracy is that the government- appointed independent examiner of the Plan version that was prepared in March 2019 has now completed his assessment.

The report – against which there is no appeal – is being cross checked for any minor factual errors, and is expected to be published by mid-October 2019.

The indications are apparently that the examiner will recommend some changes to some of the policies, but will approve the general thrust and approach of what was submitted.

If so this would mean that the Plan will not need to be rewritten (phew), and that it is not unreasonable to hope that a referendum on a final authorised version could be held maybe before the end of the year.


July 2019:

We are currently at stage 3. Rushcliffe Borough Council are poised to appoint an external examiner, and have approval from the parish council - the Qualifying Body - to do so. Once an examiner is lined up, the process can continue. I am hoping this will be done soon. Time moves on.
I will let you know when progress is made, certainly at Stage 6.

January 22nd 2019 was a milestone in the process to create an Upper Broughton Neighbourhood Plan. At their meeting on that date, the Parish Council approved a draft proposal of the plan as the version acceptable for submission to Rushcliffe Borough Council. To accompany this Submission Version, the bureaucratic process defined in the regulations requires the submission of several other documents which provide information on how the plan was prepared, and also how the proposal meets the requirements of the 1990 Act of Parliament. All this documentation, including the actual Submission Version, can be accessed via the link below.

There is a web site all about the plan here

If you are interested in becoming involved then please approach the Parish Council.

What is Neighbourhood Planning? - The official line…

Read more…



Did you know? You can read the Upper Broughton Magazine Here

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Panorama Daffodil Green in Autumn



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