Belton Parish Council

Serving the people of Belton

Clerk: Helen Chadwick
The Dairy, Village Farm, Main
Street, Stanford on Soar
Loughborough LE12 5QA

Tel: 07827 785836

Belton Parish Council provides local services. We strive to make Belton a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Latest News

Parish Council meeting - 13 July 2021

A meeting of the parish council will take place in the village hall at 7.00 PM on Tuesday 13th July.

Posted: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:13 by Helen Chadwick

GP Practice Survey

On Monday the NHS launched a GP practice survey exploring views and experiences of GP-led (primary care) services during the Covid-19 pandemic to help us build on the things that people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland like about the service and to identify areas of care that could be improved.

Over the last year, Coronavirus has placed enormous strain on all areas of the NHS, including your General Practice. Despite that, General Practices have remained 'open' providing more than 6 million appointments over the last 12 months, with the majority still providing face-to-face. Some changes have been made to keep both patients and staff safe though, including increased use of both telephone assessment and, in some cases, online consultation where appropriate. Right now, your GP and GP practice is handling more appointments than ever before. More »

We would love to hear your opinion and about your experiences that will help us to plan for service delivery in the future. Even if you haven't visited your General Practice recently it's still really important that we hear from you so that we can understand the way care needs to be provided to you in the future. The gathered feedback will inform a series of discussions going forward to help create a shared vision for modern, sustainable primary care.

The survey closes on Monday 12th July 2021.

Link to survey:

We would be most grateful if you could share this survey with your communities and networks to enable us to collect the views of a wide range of local people.

If you would like a hardcopy of the survey or people in your networks want support to complete it, please let us know.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards

Marzena Edwards

Partner Insight Senior Assistant

Mobile: 07768796912

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Posted: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 20:39 by Helen Chadwick

Response to Belton Parish Council regarding article in Leicester Mercury about potential new settlement

The Council is required to have a clear understanding of the land available in their areas for housing and employment development to help inform the preparation of Local Plans. Most authorities provide this evidence through a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA).

The current SHELAA was prepared in 2019 and an update was started in October 2020 with a 'call for sites'. More »

All sites are assessed against a methodology which has previously been agreed with all of the Leicestershire authorities. A link to the methodology is included below. Each sites is assessed in terms of its suitability, achievability and availability which are key requirements set out in national policy (the National Planning Policy Framework). Again a link to this is included below.

It is important to note that the SHELAA is not a policy document; it does not make decisions or recommendations on which sites should be allocated for development or granted planning permission.

In addition, the inclusion of a site in the SHELAA does not provide any indication of the Councils view of its acceptability for future development. Sites considered in the SHELAA have been assessed against current local policy constraints some of which would currently prevent their development for new homes/employment. However, in the longer term, changes to policies may not represent such a constraint. Therefore, such policy constraints are not viewed as a restriction to the inclusion of a site in the SHELAA. For example, land currently identified as countryside or subject to another restrictive designation may not be carried forward in the Local Plan review.

The site of a potential new settlement west of Belton was put forward in response to the call for sites, although not by any of the landowners. Officers assessment is that the site is not currently suitable, not available (for example it is not promoted by landowner or developer) and is not achievable.

The updated SHELAA is nearing completion, but the purpose of the report to the Local Plan Committee is to highlight to Councillors those significant new sites which have been put forward for potential development. It will be possible to see the assessment referred to above when the updated SHELAA is published.

The article also refers to land off Ashby Road Belton which is being promoted. The site is south of Ashby Road and east of Hallamford Road. In effect this would be an extension to land that Charnwood Borough Council are proposing for development as part of their emerging local plan.

National Planning Policy Framework

Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment Methodology Paper – March 2017 » Less

Posted: Tue, 25 May 2021 19:56 by Helen Chadwick

Helen Chadwick

Parish Council Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer

07827 785836