Leicester Local Plan – Publication Draft 2020–2036 Consultation

Closes 27 Feb 2023

Opened 16 Jan 2023


The urban area of Leicester is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a uniquely diverse population of about 650,000. The National Planning Policy Framework requires local planning authorities such as Leicester City Council to support sustainable development and to plan positively for it by preparing new Local Plans.

The Local Plan is an important planning document that once adopted will set out the vision and aims for growth of the city over the next 15 years. The Plan will be used to allocate sites for development, deliver infrastructure, influence economic investment and make decisions on planning applications. 

Since 2014, the council has undertaken a range of consultation exercises on various stages of developing its Local Plan. These consultations considered all aspects of planning policy, although the fundamental focus has always been around the level of growth and how it is delivered.

This consultation provides an opportunity for representations to be made on the Plan and those received within the six week period will subsequently be submitted for consideration at Examination In Public (EIP) by an independent Government Planning Inspector. Those submitting representations may be requested to attend a hearing session as part of the examination. The purpose of an EIP is to consider whether the Plan complies with the relevant legal requirements, including the duty to co-operate and to test whether it is sound. 

Comments must be made during the six-week consultation period which commenced on Monday 16 January 2022 and ends on Monday 27 February. Representations received after this date cannot be accepted.

The Statement of Representations Procedure and guidance note set out how to view the Local Plan, along with the other supporting documents, and how to make your representations. It also contains details of where paper copies of the Plan can be viewed. A copy of the representation form can be downloaded if you prefer to complete a PDF version of the electronic representation form available in this consultation.

Click 'Continue to Local Plan consultation' link below to visit the main consultation menu, where you will find links to the following:

  • Reg 19 Local Plan (Leicester Local Plan 2020-36 document)
  • Site Allocations (Strategic and Non-Strategic Sites, Sites Assessment Spreadsheet and Sites Methodology)
  • Evidence base documents (Documents used to inform the preparation of the Local Plan)
  • Supporting documents (Equalities Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Health Impact Assessment)
  • Previous consultation documents (Issues and Options 2014, Emerging Options 2017 and Reg 18 Draft Local Plan 2020)
  • Representation response options

To ensure an effective and fair examination, it is important that the Inspector and all other participants in the examination process know who has made representations on the Plan. To that end, we are requesting names and contact details of all respondents.

Please note: It’s unlikely representations will be examined by the Inspector if names and contact details are withheld when a representation is submitted.

The information you provide (including your name and contact details) will be kept in accordance with terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will only be used for the purpose of the Regulation 19 consultation and the Examination. Leicester City Council is the data controller for the information on this form for the purposes of the Data Protection Act.

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