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When making important decisions about local public services, the city council promises to keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

Where it makes sense to do so, we will look to you for advice and innovation in solving problems and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

Consultation on Article 4 Directions to 122-132 Belgrave Gate, 1 Garden Street

We asked:
The council asked members of the public to comment on the immediate article 4 direction that was issued for 122-132 Belgrave Gate & 1 Garden Street, preventing the demolition of the buildings without first applying for planning permission.
You said:
22 responses were received, all supporting the immediate article 4 direction. General support for the retention of the buildings was received and members of the public wished for the garden street slum houses to be preserved and refurbished; showcasing the social history of the area.
We did:
The Council have until the 16th August 2015 to confirm the immediate Article 4 Direction. Once confirmed, the owners must apply for planning permission before the buildings are demolished.

Local Plan - Issues and Options Consultation

We asked:
The community of Leicester and other stakeholders to look at the Issues and Options document to suggest any issues that should be addressed, comment on which options are most appropriate, or tell us about any other options they have. Consultation ran from 15th October 2014 to the 31st January 2015 and marked the start of the process of preparing the new Local Plan.
You said:
In total 93 responses were received from statutory consultees, community groups and members of the public during the consultation period. Comments were made on a wide range of themes. Particular issues raised included; • The redevelopment of brownfield land should be prioritised but it was generally acknowledged that this won’t meet all the need. • There should be more affordable housing and housing for families, older people and the disabled. • Improve public transport and provide better quality and continuous walking/cycling routes that are well signed and attractive. • Local communities should have good access to local services and employment. • It is important not only to retain open green space but improve the overall quality. • More public sector sports facilities are required and the creation of community and sports hubs is supported. • It is important to preserve the city’s heritage, but not compromise growth within the city.
We did:
We are now in the process of analysing the responses received in more detail which will be considered in line with national guidance to help us draft the Consultation Local Plan. This plan will replace the 2006 Local Plan and the 2014 Core Strategy and will set out a vision and objectives for the growth of the city over the next 15 years. It will outline how the council will respond to local priorities and how it will meet the social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities that face the city. It will also identify broad locations, scale and type of development and supporting infrastructure that will be required in the city. Consultation on the draft Local Plan is expected to take place between October and November 2015.

Leicester local flood risk management strategy approval

We asked:
whether the public, and our stakeholders approved of the changes we made to the Leicester Local Flood Risk management Strategy after listening to their responses to the first draft circulated in September 2014. We contacted everybody that responded to our first consultation, explaining what changes we made based on their feedback.
You said:
The majority was happy with amendments made to the document with one reservation about cycle paths and one comment on proof reading which was not concerning the strategy.
We did:
We saw no need to make further changes, having dealt with the cycle issue via another group. The document went to the executive for approval and will be available to the public in March 2015.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.