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Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

  • Additional studies (planning)

    We initially intended to consult on the draft Local Plan in Spring 2020. However, the launch date was suspended due to the onset of Covid-19. During that period, additional studies have been completed which will inform the next stage of the Local Plan consultation process (after responses to the... More

    Closes 7 December 2020

  • Draft Leicester Local Plan 2020

    The urban area of Leicester is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a diverse population of about 650,000. Planning for the future involves anticipating future growth and making decisions about where we allow more development for homes and jobs, as well as identifying the built... More

    Closes 7 December 2020

  • Slater and Fosse Primary Schools revocation statutory notice

    In accordance with The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 Leicester City Council is proposing to revoke a previous decision to make prescribed alterations to Fosse Primary School, Balfour Street, Leicester, LE3 5EA. Additionally, in... More

    Closes 20 December 2020

  • Planning policy - call for sites

    The city council is asking interested parties to suggest sites which could help meet the city’s need for new homes and jobs as well as other land uses. The details submitted under this 'Call for Sites' will be assessed by the council for inclusion in the Leicester’s Housing and Economic... More

    Closes 31 December 2020

  • Leicester Museums & Galleries survey

    We are carrying out market research to gain insights into people’s views of our services at the city's museums and galleries. These include: Abbey Pumping Station Belgrave Hall Jewry Wall King Richard III Visitor Centre Leicester Guildhall Leicester Museum &... More

    Closes 10 January 2021

Closed Consultations

  • 20mph speed limit - Egerton Avenue area

    Leicester City Council is proposing to change the speed limit from 30mph to 20mph in the Egerton Avenue area. More

    Closed 30 November 2020

  • SEND special schools funding rates review

    We are proposing a change to funding formula methods in council-maintained special schools, as these have not been reviewed since 2014. The aim of the proposal is to ensure a fair and equitable funding to meet pupil needs. Findings from the consultation will be taken back to the city... More

    Closed 27 November 2020

  • Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) Consultation

    Background: Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) were introduced in the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. They are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life by imposing conditions on the use... More

    Closed 15 November 2020

  • Leicester Haymarket Theatre Feasibility Study

    We’re looking at how we can bring the Haymarket Theatre back into use to support the changing needs of the local community, whilst also delivering a range of artistic, educational, entertainment and hospitality opportunities. We'd like to hear views and opinions from a wide range of people... More

    Closed 5 November 2020

  • Active Leicester Gymnastics and Trampolining members survey

    As we the prepare to welcome you back to our leisure centres we are implementing safety measures in line with government guidance. We want to ensure that our valued customers and members are comfortable to return. And to address any concerns that you may have at this stage. Your... More

    Closed 5 October 2020

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

We asked for your views on our draft  ‘Social Care and Education Participation Approach’ which outlines the department’s commitment to creating opportunities for children and young people to share their views on matters affecting them and details how this should be approach.

The approach is framed on the Lundy Model to ensure that children and young people recognise their rights and that their voices are heard.

You said

A total of 62 surveys were completed and returned: 69% respondents identified as professionals, 24% identified as young people and 7% as other. 


15 young people completed the online survey. Of those, just over half suggested they had participated in decision making before and all but one of the young people felt that opportunities to participate are important. All the young people who responded felt the approach would provide more participation opportunities.

Young people reported that the approach document seemed effective and versatile and commented on the clear layout and colourful readability of the document. They also noted that the approach is inspiring and that it would encourage young people to make decisions. 
 
Three professionals who do not work with children and 40 professionals who do work with children completed the survey. All who answered felt that the approach makes sense and is clear and the majority (95%) thought that the approach helped them to understand what a good participation opportunity looks like. Professionals noted that the approach is young person centred and has clear and concise language.

People also appreciated the use of symbols throughout the document. The feedback received indicated that it was useful to have a framework and to look at different levels of participation.
 
91% of professionals agreed that they could apply the Lundy model to their work with young people and over three quarters suggested they would use the template provided. Those who didn’t indicated this is due to the amount of time required to fill it in, the fact that they already use other forms or that their role wouldn’t necessitate it.

100% of the professionals recognised that opportunities to participate are important and they also all noted that they understood their duty to support participation under Article 12.
 
Just 7% of respondents self-identified as neither a young person nor a professional. This included one person who is a member of the public, one person who is a care leaver and another who is an admin worker working in children’s centres. They commented that the approach is interesting and but identified some concerns that there is not enough money or staff capacity to support the true participation. One person suggested that consideration needed to be given to how to engage with young people in ethnic minority communities. 

We did

We amended the approach document to include direct quotes from people who responded to the consultation and introduced it as our formal approach. Training is supporting the roll out of the approach to staff.

We asked

We sought residents’ views on the proposed 20mph zone.

You said

Residents of 1,226 properties in the area were consulted. 265 (22%) responded and of these 236 (89%) are in favour of the proposed 20mph speed limit.

We did

As a result of the support of the proposal, the City Mayor has approved the implementation of the scheme.

We asked

Shoudl we apply a 20mph speed limit in the area?

You said

12 valid responses were received to the online consultation (plus two duplicates):

  • 10 were within the consultation delivery area
  • Two were in Leicester city

We also carried out a paper consultation to residents in the area covered by the 20mph speed limit:

612 letters were delivered. 123 replied including 10 by online consultation which was a 20% response rate.

112 (88%) were in favour of the proposed 20mph speed limit, 14 (11%) against and 1 (1%) were unsure (including online consultation outside the area).

We did

As a result of the support of the proposal, the City Mayor has approved the implementation of the scheme which is scheduled to come into force in spring 2020.