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Further opportunity to comment on Local Plan

Published Thursday 2 November 2017

People are being given more time to give feedback on an important document which will help shape future development in the Harborough district.

The deadline to make representations on Harborough District Council’s proposed Local Plan is being extended for two weeks.

People will be able to make comments until 5pm on Friday 17 November 2017.

Cllr Neil Bannister, leader of the district council, said: “Due to the interest in this consultation and, taking account of feedback from the public, we are granting a further two weeks for people to provide comments. The Local Plan is a large, complex document and I am sure people will welcome further time to have their say.”

Recent drop-in events to help people make representations were held in Scraptoft, Market Harborough and Lutterworth.

The new Local Plan sets out a vision for the future development of Harborough district up to 2031. It provides for the homes and jobs needed for current and future generations. It will make sure that new development provides the community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development. It also includes planning policies to protect the district’s significant heritage assets, natural environment and important green spaces.

People are being asked to make representations on whether the proposed Local Plan is legally compliant and whether it is ‘sound’. This is a legal planning term meaning people are invited to comment on whether the local plan is founded on robust and credible background information, able to meet development needs, is deliverable and consistent with national policy.

Comments should be made online at www.harborough.gov.uk/local-plan