How to get involved

Current consultations

Between 11 December 2020 and 5 February 2021 we will be consulting on three consultation draft supplementary planning documents:

  • Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document,
  • Development Management Supplementary Planning Document, and
  • Development Management Local Validation List.

For more information please click here.


Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how parties with an interest in planning issues in the District can engage with the planning system. Essentially its sets out who, when and how the authority will consult when developing new planning policy and processing planning applications.

Harborough District Council is responsible for the preparation of planning policy documents principally the Local Plan (Plan-making) and the determination of planning applications (Development Management). The opportunity for the community to be involved with both these aspects is an essential part of good planning.

Planning Consultation Portal

To support community and stakeholder engagement with local plan preparations, Harborough District Council publishes consultation documents on the Strategic Planning Planning Portal. This enables users to read documents online and submit online responses via a user-friendly form. The portal also displays previous consultation documents and responses.

Interested parties can register to use the portal at any time. Registering will add you to the contact database - your details will not be shared and you will only be contacted with regards to local and strategic planning consultations. 

Neighbourhood Planning

Information on Neighbourhood Plans is provided on the Council's dedicated Neighbourhood Planning webpage.