Melton Borough Council

Contaminated recycling will not be collected from October 1st 2019

From 1st October 2019 your recycling bin will not be emptied if it contains non-recyclable item(s) You will need to remove the item(s) and we will empty the bin on your next brown bin collection day.

Click here to see what can go in your brown bins

Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood plans

Producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan provides an exciting opportunity for communities to become directly involved in planning policy.  A Neighbourhood Plan would allow the local community to create a vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in their neighbourhood. For example, where new homes and businesses can be built and what they should look like. Neighbourhood Development Plans can be general or more detailed, depending on what is important to local people. They must however conform with the strategic policies in the Local Plan, and should not be used to promote a lower level of development.

The concept of Neighbourhood Planning was introduced by the Localism Act 2011 which amended current planning legislation by adding new sections and schedules. These came into force on 6th April 2012. Regulations have also been made which specify the procedures which must be undertaken when implementing the new arrangements.

For updated information on Neighbourhood Plans in the Borough, please see:


The point of contact for Neighbourhood Plans at Melton Borough Council is Jorge Fiz Alonso, who can be contacted at, or alternatively you can contact Planning Policy at