Welcome to Sutton Cheney Parish Council Website

Sutton Cheney Parish Council is the local authority responsible for providing local services to Sutton Cheney, Dadlington and Shenton villages and we strive to make them a better place to live, work and play.

Our website includes a range of information about how we conduct ourselves and what we do. Please use the side navigation bar to browse the site to access information.  

If you can't find the information you require then please contact us at suttoncheneypc@gmail.com or by phoning 01455 699618.

Alternatively, please use our online contact form and we will be in contact shortly.

08 June 2019Agenda and Supporting Information for PC Meeting - 12th June 2019


For further information about the upcoming PC meeting, please click here

07 June 2019Draft Minutes Published


The draft minutes for the Parish Council Meeting held on 22nd May 2019 have now been published. 

Click here to download

21 May 2019Parish Council Agenda Published

The Parish Council warmly welcome you to its Annual Parish Meeting starting at 7:45pm, followed immediately with the Annual Parish Council Meeting at 8pm. Further details can be found here

This time, we welcome our newly elected Borough Councillor, Cllr Jonathan Collett who will formally introduce himself and talk about his priorties over the next 4 years. We hope you can make it.

24 April 2019Notice of Uncontested Election in Sutton Cheney Parish

Below is the official Notice of Uncontested Election which confirms the Parish Councillors who will assume office from Thursday 7th May 2019.

Notice of Uncontested Election in Sutton Cheney Parish

From 7th May, there is one vacancy for Shenton ward and two vacancies for Sutton Cheney ward

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please get in contact - we would love to hear from you!

12 April 2019Draft Minutes for April 2019 Published

The draft minutes from the Parish Council and the HR Committee have now be published. PLease click here for further details

05 April 2019Bring and Doris Home

Can everyone keep a look out for any info on these missing dogs - the owner who lives in Sutton Cheney really wants her little girls back :( PLEASE SHARE!


05 April 2019Agendas Published for Wednesday 10th April

The Council agenda's have been published for next week - click here for further details

29 March 2019Police Newsletter Published - April 2019

The Leicestershire Police newsletter has been published for April 2019.

To view, please use our side navigation panel and hover over "Local Information"


25 March 2019Parish Council Minutes Published

The Parish Council minutes have been published and are now available to view online - see Council Minutes and Agendas

25 March 2019Parish Council Considering a Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan for Sutton Cheney Parish?

Are you happy living in Shenton, Sutton Cheney or Dadlington?

How do you want your villages to develop over the next 10 years?

What improvements would you like to see and which areas would you like to protect?

Did you know that YOU could influence these planning decisions?

A Neighbourhood Plan provides everyone with the opportunity to do just this. It is led by the Parish Council but driven by local people representing areas across the Parish.

Sutton Cheney Parish Council are considering a Neighbourhood Plan but need to gauge whether we have enough support from the local community.

If you would like to get involved in the formation of a Steering Group or require more information, please contact the Parish Clerk at suttoncheneypc@gmail.com or call 01455 699618


What is Neighbourhood Planning?                                                                     

The Localism Act introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to plan new development in their area and therefore help to decide the future of the places where they live and work. Neighbourhood planning empowers communities to shape the development and growth of a local area through the production of a Neighbourhood Development Plan.


Who is involved in it? Who can produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?                             

The Parish/Town Council is considered as the qualifying body and will be responsible for creating the NDP.  Once designated, a steering group is normally formed to provide the platform to create a NDP and anyone with a connection to the area may join the steering group.


Why get involved? Why Bother?

In the past the relationship between planning and local communities has been reactive. People have made comments about planning documents, policies, applications, etc. whereas with neighbourhood planning the relationship between planning and local communities has become more proactive. The community now gets to decide policies that will in the future be used to judge future planning applications.


How does it work? What is the process?

NDPs are focussed with neighbourhood areas, therefore each NDP will be slightly different. But there are five basic steps to creating an NDP. The five basic Steps are:


1. Define the neighbourhood.                                                                                                                                                                                               The parish or town council steering group formally submit a neighbourhood area application to local authority. The local authority publicises the application for a minimum of six weeks.


2. Prepare the plan.                         

Once approved the preparation of the plan can begin. The steering group will engage with the community, notify statutory consultees and build an evidence base to justify the eventual policies and proposals. There are numerous consultation tools available to the steering group. This stage must include a six week consultation period to publicise the proposals and consider responses.

3. Independent check. 

Once the plan has been completed the plan must be submitted to the local authority. The local authority will publicise the completed plan for six weeks. An independent examiner will be selected and he or she will be then examine the plan to make sure it conforms with all relevant rules and regulations, and consider any representation if he or she wishes. The examiner will recommend one of three options: that the Plan proceeds to a referendum, proceeds to referendum with amendments, or that it should not proceed.


4. Community referendum. 

If the plan passes the examination, then it will go to a referendum. The referendum ensures that the community has a final say on whether a neighbourhood development will come into force. The Council will organise the referendum. The majority (more than half) of people voting must vote yes to the plan for it to be adopted by the council. The people living in the area who are also registered to vote in local elections will be eligible to vote in the referendum. If the NDP will have significant implications on residents from neighbouring areas, the independent judicator may request that they also are given an opportunity to vote in the referendum. In areas where a business NDP is being created, the local businesses will also have a vote in the referendum.


5. Legal Force.   

If the majority of voters vote yes, the local authority will then bring the plan into force. The plan will then form part of the decision making process. Decision makers will be legally obliged to take into account the NDP when considering proposals for development in the neighbourhood area.


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