Emerging planning policy

We’re working on a new local plan to set out a vision and objectives for Leicester’s growth over the next 15 years. It is expected to be adopted in 2018.

Further information

Local plan consultation

All planning decisions - from deciding whether to build a new shopping centre, to whether to approve a new housing development are assessed against a framework. This type of framework is called a local plan.

It helps to make sure the city is developed in the right way, including building the right number and types of houses, developing the right kind of shopping and recreation facilities, getting the right office and industrial spaces, creating opportunities for local jobs to be nurtured and protecting our wildlife, landscapes and heritage.

The local plan will cover a wide range of subjects and look at a number of different issues including:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • City centre and regeneration
  • Shopping and retail
  • Waste and minerals
  • Environmental issues
  • Community facilities 

The consultation closed on Sunday 17 December 2017, you can find out more information using the link below: