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About the Local Plan

Planning shapes the places where people live and work and the country we live in. Good planning ensures that we get the right development, in the right place and at the right time.

It makes a positive difference to people’s lives and helps to deliver homes, jobs and better opportunities for all, whilst protecting and enhancing the natural and historic environment and conserving the countryside and important open spaces.

Planning law requires that planning applications must be determined by the statutory development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. The development plan includes the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plans for the area.

In Blaby District, the Development Plan currently includes:

  • Blaby District Local Plan (Core Strategy) 2013
  • Blaby District Local Plan (Delivery) DPD 2019
  • Leicestershire Minerals Development Framework (Core Strategy and Development Control Policies up to 2021)
  • Leicestershire and Leicester Waste Development Framework (Core Strategy and Development Control Policies up to 2021)
  • Blaby Neighbourhood Plan 2018

Both the Minerals Development Framework and the Waste Development Framework are available on the Leicestershire County Council website.

Information about progress on other Neighbourhood Plans within the District is available on the Neighbourhood Planning webpage.

The 'saved' policies of the Blaby Local Plan 1999 are no longer part of the development plan for the District.

Current work on the new Local Plan

The Council is starting work on a new Local Plan. Further information will be available soon.

How do I get involved?

The Statement of Community Involvement outlines how and when the Council will involve the local community when preparing the Local Plan and in the determination of planning applications. The statement relates to the entire District of Blaby and the most recent version was adopted by Council in July 2018 and can be downloaded below.

What is happening next?

The Local Development Scheme sets out a programme and timeframes for producing the new Local Plan. The most recent version of the Development Scheme was approved by Council on 4 February 2019.

The Authority Monitoring Report will assess whether the milestones set out in the scheme are being met. The latest Authority Monitoring Report is available to download below.

Last updated 1 April 2020
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