Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Public Consultation

Closed 13 Mar 2015

Opened 16 Jan 2015

Results updated 17 Aug 2015

This consultation has now closed please find a summary of the consultation and the next steps by clicking on the link below. Here you will find a variety of planning documents related to the Waterside development.



Leicester Waterside comprises around 60 hectares of land between the River Soar and Leicester City Centre along the corridor of the A50. It is a gateway to Leicester City Centre and has significant potential for economic and physical transformation to create a high quality residential-led mixed-use neighbourhood which connects the city centre to the waterfront.

The area forms an important part of the Citys wider Strategic Regeneration Area, which Leicester Core Strategy identifies as a priority for investment and regeneration and which will deliver approximately 11,850 new homes by 2026. Regeneration of the Waterside is being led by Leicester City Council (LCC) in partnership with Central Government and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

To drive forward the regeneration of Leicester Waterside, the City Council has prepared this Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the area, which sets out a plan and vision for change and investment over the next 10-15 years. This document will guide the quality, mix and character of development and will enable the delivery of sites and infrastructure in a co-ordinated and comprehensive manner.


Why your views matter

Consultating on the Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides an opportunity to present our vision for the area to all interested stakeholders so stakeholders can comment on our vision.

Consultees will be local landowners, businesses, residents in nearby neighbourhoods, developers, planning consultants, property agents and visitors to the city centre generally.


What happens next

When the public consultation has finished, we will analyse the results to identify any changes that need to be made to the supplementary planning document (SPD). Common themes and specific issues will be identified and then analysed to ascertain the viability of implementing suggested changes.

For example, suggestions for Highways improvements would be analysed by the Highways department to ensure they are viable.

If there are a signficiant number of changes resulting from feedback from the consultation, a follow-up consultation will be held.



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  • Parks and green spaces
  • City development and neighbourhoods
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  • City centre
  • Business and enterprise