Join us on Tuesday 17th October at 7.30 pm at Knighton Parish Centre for a meeting to discuss the City Council’s Local Plan consultation and our response. More…

Welcome to Knighton Neighbourhood Forum’s website.

Please take a few minutes to respond to the Forum’s questionnaire on the Local Plan Consultation.

The Forum has been designated by the City Council. This means that the Knighton Neighbourhood Forum is recognised by Leicester City Council as the designated Neighbourhood Forum for the Knighton Neighbourhood Area. This has taken longer than we expected. We have set up working groups to work on the topics for the Neighbourhood Plan. The first is on Transport, the second on Open Spaces, Sports and Leisure, and we are now setting up one on the Local Economy. The last Annual General Meeting was on 28th February 2017. The next open meeting is on 11th July.
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the government under the Localism Act 2011. This act allows parish and town councils in rural areas and Neighbourhood Forums in cities in England to create their own Neighbourhood Plan that contains planning policies that must be taken into account by the Planning Authority when making decisions about planning applications. Since 2011, hundreds of parish and town councils and neighbouthood forums have begun the process of creating their own plans. A map on the Neighbourhood Planner website shows the locations of these.

New Homes Target for Knighton?

Last month central government issued a new consultation you may not have noticed, linked to their Housing White Paper issued in February 2017.  It is called ‘Planning for the right homes in the right places.’ It contains a worrying proposal for our Leicester Local...

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Local Plan Meeting October 2017

The Local Plan Working Group has met twice to consider the documents published by the City Council as part of the Leicester Local Plan consultation.  The proposed response is summarised in this report: Knighton Forum Local Plan Consultation Responses 2017. The next...

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Local Plan Sites Walks – September 2017

Join us on a walk round Knighton to look at some of the sites that the Council has listed as Potential Development Sites. We will be walking round West Knighton on Sunday 10th September, at 3.00pm, meeting outside the Co-op, and round the East part of Knighton on Sunday 17th September, at 3.00pm, meeting at the Palmerston Way Car Park at Knighton Park.

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Open Meeting Report – July 2017

Twenty-six members of Knighton Forum welcomed Adam Clarke, Assistant City Mayor to the Knighton Parish Centre to talk about Transport and the Environment, including the Bus Services Act 2017, and participate in a question and answer session.

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