Ashby's electorate passed the Neighbourhood Plan with a 92% "Yes" vote in the referendum held on Thursday 22 November 2018. The article below gives the background to the Neighbourhood Plan and explains its significance in boosting the planning protection for the Bath Grounds and Ashby's other green spaces.
The full result was;
YES - 2246 (92% of votes cast)
NO - 183
The turnout was 22%.
The plan still has to be formally "made" by North West Leicestershire District Council but will be taken into account in all relevant planning applications form now on.
Many thanks to everyone who voted "YES". This is a significant step forward in our campaign to prevent house building on the Bath Grounds.