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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.

Belgrave Road improvements

We asked:
Based on information posted at leicester.gov.uk/goldenmile from 20 October, a simple survey asked people to comment on information on ideas for transforming Belgrave Road. The electronic survey went live on 27 October and closed on 24th. November. People were asked to comment on road layouts, traffic levels, security, landscaping, signage etc. and were asked to offer their own ideas for improvement. Four public consultation sessions were held in the Belgrave area. Every household in the Belgrave/Latimer wards was leafleted and the events were publicised online and through social media. Shops along the Golden Mile were also leafleted and were given posters to display. Other meetings were held with local stakeholder groups. A film was produced on the issues in the area which was watched on ‘You Tube’ 300 times and generated several comments. Information on the website was viewed 289 times. Over 100 businesses were represented at a consultation event at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre and the other three meetings saw an attendance of over 50 residents at each meeting. The ideas of shared space and the public meetings received coverage in the loc
You said:
Responses were received via on-line, paper sources and email along with comments submitted via a petition. Majority of respondents were people regularly visiting the area Slower traffic speeds, wider pavements, improved car parking, Landscaping and signage were the most popular areas to improve 24% (22) strongly agreed with the Shared Space concept and 36% (32) Strongly disagreed Tree planting/landscaping, wider pavements, removal of traffic lights were most popular suggestions although each received some favourable response Concern was expressed by disability & access groups over how a potential design could be made safe people who considered 19% (17 people) considered themselves to have a disability Concern was also expressed over the reduction in lanes and what impact this would have on traffic volumes and congestion
We did:
At the Golden Mile Regeneration Group meeting held on 26th November, the results were considered and it was agreed that a working group would be formed comprising resident and business representatives to work with city council officers to take consultation forward to the next stage. The group will come up with the following by the end of March: 1. Identify options and short-list schemes that could be worked up into designs 2. To gain consensus on the preferred scheme 3. To bring option(s) to the next Golden Mile Regeneration meeting, scheduled for 25 March. During this time there will be more consultation with residents, businesses and stakeholder groups. The scope of the project will also be considered in terms of the length of the Golden Mile being considered as part of any scheme i.e. Belgrave Circle to Melton Road inclusive or just to the end of Belgrave Road, as originally discussed. A workshop will take place at City Hall at the end of January / early February

Greyfriars Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

We asked:
We asked for your views on the updated Greyfriars Conservation Area appraisal and Management Plan. The area previously known as ‘Cathedral-Guildhall’ has come to worldwide attention following the discovery of remains of Richard III in the car park at the back of the council buildings on Grey friars. The discovery in 2013 has put Leicester, and specifically the Greyfriars area on the tourist map as well as completely changing our understanding of the history and development of the area. It has raised the importance of the area from being locally interesting to internationally significant.
You said:
There has been much public support for the adoption of both documents. There were suggestions made relating to the factual content of the documents, as well as the character appraisal map. A number of comments relating to traffic regulations were also received.
We did:
Following consultation, some of the suggested edits were made. A summary of the comments received can be found on the Greyfriars Conservation Area webpage. Both the Greyfriars Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan have been approved and adopted by the City Mayor. These documents now replace the previous Cathedral-Guildhall Conservation Area as planning guidance.

Gypsy and Traveller Sites Pitch Allocations Scheme Consultation

We asked:
For views from the gypsy and traveller community in Leicester about changing aspects of the existing gypsy and traveller sites pitch allocations policy. Main changes included changing from a points based scheme to a banding scheme.
You said:
The main concern of the Community is to ensure that some recognition is given to households who have a Leicester connection and that young newly formed households (i.e. 16/17 year olds with dependent children) are allowed to join the waiting list
We did:
Make a minor change is made to the proposed policy which will enable applications from 16/17 year olds with dependent children to be considered under exceptional circumstances to join the waiting list.

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.