January 30th 2018 - NPWP Panel Meeting with William Davis

December 7th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

November 6th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

August 22nd 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with William Davis

August 21st 2017 - NPWP Meeting

July 4th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

June 28th - September 6th 2017 - Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Period

Details of the consultation process, all associated documents and drop-in sessions can be seen here.

June 13th 2017 - HDC Planning Committee Meeting

Whilst not strictly part of the Neighbourhood Plan activity, this HDC Planning Committee Meeting considered the revised outline planning application submitted by William Davis Ltd and the Trustees of the Late Jessie Dixon for up to 48 dwellings on land off Winckley Close.

The planning committee voted in favour of approval of this application.

Details of the meeting including documents and an audio file can be found here.

May 4th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

April 2017 - Neighbourhood Plan submitted to Harborough District Council for Examination

April 20th 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Davidsons Homes

March 15th 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Hazelton Homes

February 15th 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Parker Farms and Parker Strategic Land

February 14th 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Davidsons Homes

February 7th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

January 18th 2017 - NPWP Meeting

January 18th 2017 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Davidsons Homes

December 22nd 2016 - Winckley Close Appeal Decision

Taken from the 'News' page of the Houghton on the Hill Parish Council website:

"On 22 December 2016 the inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued his decision in respect of an appeal made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant outline planning permission [for 48 dwellings] in respect of land off Winckley Close, Houghton."

Details of the decision, appeal dismissed, can be viewed here.

December 16th 2016 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Parker Farms and Parker Strategic Land

December 7th 2016 - NPWP Panel Meeting with Davidsons Homes

December 6th 2016 - HDC Planning Committee Meeting

Whilst not strictly part of the Neighbourhood Plan activity, this HDC Planning Committee Meeting considered the revised outline planning application submitted by William Davis Ltd and the Trustees of the Late Jessie Dixon for 44 dwellings on land off Winckley Close.

Six residents spoke to oppose the application; Ian Hill represented the Parish Council as first speaker and was followed by Alan Mangham, Sarah Nicholson, Sinéad Mooney, Deviesh Raikundalia and Alan Wells.

The planning committee voted 6 against and 4 in favour, with 1 abstention, and the application was thus refused.

Details of the meeting including documents and an audio file can be found here.

November 23rd 2016 - NPWP Meeting

November 1st 2016 - NPWP Meeting

September 21st 2016 - NPWP Meeting

August 18th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July 2016 - Drop-in Pre-submission Consultation Meetings

Drop-in sessions will be held in the Village Hall Club Room on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th July 2016.

July 6th 2016 - Pre-submission Consultation Meeting

A Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation Meeting was held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at 19:30. Details of the meeting including documents and an audio file can be found here.

July 5th 2016 - HDC Planning Committee Meeting

Whilst not strictly part of the Neighbourhood Plan activity, this HDC Planning Committee Meeting considered the outline planning application for 48 dwellings on land off Winckley Close.

Six residents spoke to oppose the application; Ian Hill represented the Parish Council as first speaker and was followed by Sarah Nicholson, Deviesh Raikundalia, Alan Mangham, Simon Thodey and Alan Wells.

The planning committee voted 4 in favour and 4 against the planning application, with 2 abstentions. The casting vote to refuse the application was made by the Committee's chairman.

Details of the meeting including documents and an audio file can be found.

July 4th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

June 27th - August 14th 2016 - Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation

Click to navigate directly to the Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission Consultation page and document.

June 2nd 2016 - NPWP Meeting

May 17th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

April 28th 2016 - Annual Parish Meeting 2016

Details of this meeting can be found here.

April 27th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

April 11th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

March 16th 2016 - Stakeholder Meeting

Details of this meeting can be found here.

February 24th 2016 - NPWP Meeting

January 23rd 2016 - Neighbourhood Plan Information Session

A Neighbourhood Plan Information Session was held in the Village Hall Club Room on Saturday 23rd January 2016 from 10am - 2pm. Further details can be found here.

January 21st 2016 - NPWP Meeting

January 15th to 31st 2016 - The NP Questionnaire distributed and collected

Copies of the Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire and Young People's Questionnaire are available to view here.

December 1st 2015 - HDC Planning Committee Meeting

While not strictly part of the Neighbourhood Plan activity, this planning committee meeting considered the outline planning application for 32 dwellings on land north of Stretton Lane.

Six local residents spoke to oppose the application, with Ian Hill representing the Parish Council as first speaker. The following speakers from the Hands off Houghton Group each talked about different areas of objection to the application; Tony Bentley, Frank Clark, Michael Hopkinson, Paul Swan and Simon Thodey. The planning committee voted unanimously to reject the planning application.

November 25th 2015 - NPWP Meeting

October 20th 2015 - NPWP Meeting

September 30th 2015 - NPWP Meeting

August 4th 2015 NPWP Meeting

July 28th 2015 Public consultation period for Houghton NP Area closes

After this date, barring major objections to the area, then HDC will formally designate the Area and the NP process formally begins. The Parish Council is then eligible for grants for funding to assist in the preparation of the plan.

July 1st 2015 NPWP Meeting

May 21st 2015 Letter of application for NP area Designation

Copies of the letters of application and the area plans for both Houghton and Hungarton Neighbourhood Areas are available from the HDC website, and from this website by clicking on the link below.

May 21st 2015 NPWP Meeting

April 30th 2015 - Annual Parish Meeting

Details of this meeting can be found here.

April 23rd 2015 - NPWP Meeting

April 20th 2015 - Meeting of Hungarton and Houghton PC representatives with HDC officers

Stephen Pointer and Matthew Bills of HDC met with members of the two PCs. The meeting started with a brief tour to view the area of Hungarton parish from Covert Lane and the Scraptoft boundary up to Houghton, at the allotments and Ingarsby Lane. There was then a general discussion and an agreement that both PCs would consider a proposal for an agreed NP area boundary, and would develop a protocol for mutual consultation. This proposal would have to be considered at the next meetings of each PC, which would follow the May 7th elections.

April 1st 2015 - Meeting with Harborough DC

Huw Francis and Ian Hill met with Stephen Pointer and Helen Chadwick of HDC in HDC offices. The issue of the appropriate area for a Houghton Neighbourhood plan was discussed. HDC were of the opinion that Houghton could not have a viable NP area bounded by the parish boundary, and would have to include at least some of the Hungarton parish area to the immediate north-west of Houghton village. HDC undertook to arrange a meeting to discuss this with Hungarton PC.

March 26th 2015 - NPWP Meeting

March 12th 2015 - Houghton PC Meeting

Houghton PC discussed the outcome of the meeting the previous night with Hungarton PC representatives. They agreed it would be useful for Huw Francis and Ian Hill to seek a meeting with HDC to clarify aspects of the determination of NP areas.

The PC also approved the draft constitution and Terms of reference of the NPWP, making one small alteration to the remove any stated limit on the number of members.

Full minutes of the PC meeting are available by clicking on the link below.

March 11th 2015 - Meeting of Houghton and Hungarton PC representatives

Huw Francis, Ann Sleath and Ian Hill met with representatives of Hungarton Parish Council just before the Hungarton PC meeting. Huw had outlined the progress the Houghton NPWP had made to date and explained that Houghton would welcome an opportunity to discuss the implications of part of Hungarton Parish being included in the Houghton Neighbourhood Plan Area. Hungarton PC were sympathetic in principle to this but not unreasonably did not wish to commit themselves before they'd separately had an opportunity to discuss the matter among themselves.

February 26th 2015 - NPWP Meeting

February 12th 2015 - PC Meeting

At the PC meeting the Neighbourhood Planning Interest Group was discussed and the following decisions made:

1. The group be formally constituted as the Neighbourhood Planning Working Party of Houghton PC.

2. The draft constitution and Terms of reference submitted by the Interest Group were reviewed and regarded as broadly suitable, but passed back for any further review at the next Working Party meeting (26th February) and then to be reviewed again at the March PC meeting.

The working Party can now formally proceed to start work on the neighbourhood plan.