Planning strategy news

Call for sites with potential for development

Published on Monday 29 March 2021

Landowners, developers, site promoters and property agents are being encouraged to come forward if they have land which could be suitable for development.

  • Housing

    Strong progress in providing future jobs and homes

    Published on Thursday 4 March 2021

    Much-needed housing, employment and infrastructure are continuing to be provided for people who need it in the Harborough district, according to a new report.

  • Major step in meeting local housing needs

    Published on Thursday 29 October 2020

    A major milestone has been reached in helping meet housing need and making sure the right development happens in the right place across Harborough district.

  • Criteria for extended construction hours more robust

    Published on Tuesday 18 August 2020

    Developers who request extensions to construction working hours, must provide much greater detail on why the extension is needed and how local disruption will be minimised under new measures.

  • Junction improvement measures welcomed

    Published on Tuesday 11 August 2020

    Planned improvements at a busy junction in Broughton Astley have been welcomed by Harborough District Council and Leicestershire County Council.

  • Public involvement in planning to be reviewed

    Published on Monday 30 September 2019

    Ensuring residents have every opportunity to have their say on planning issues is the aim of a review of how the Council consults on development matters.

  • Council to work with others on key trade route

    Published on Monday 2 September 2019

    Harborough District Council has joined other local authorities in agreeing to work in collaboration to develop a strategy for a key trade route in the Midlands.

  • Major step forward in meeting housing demand

    Published on Monday 15 July 2019

    A further step forward has been taken in helping make sure the right development happens in the right place across Harborough district.

  • Praise for joint working for community

    Published on Thursday 20 June 2019

    An innovative neighbourhood plan, which involved close joint working between the Council and a village in the Harborough district, has been recognised at a national level.

  • Major milestone as Local Plan is adopted

    Published on Tuesday 30 April 2019

    A new district plan has been adopted ensuring the growing population and future generations in the Harborough district have access to great places to live and work.

  • Local Plan set to be adopted

    Published on Friday 26 April 2019

    The Local Plan – a key document which will help shape future development across the Harborough district – is set to be adopted.

  • Inspector gives green light for Council to adopt Local Plan

    Published on Monday 15 April 2019

    An independent Planning Inspector has given the go-ahead for Harborough District Council to adopt its Local Plan.

  • Delight at nomination for community planning work

    Published on Thursday 21 March 2019

    Harborough District Council has been shortlisted for a national award recognising its work with communities and neighbourhood planning.

  • Working to create sustainable communities

    Published on Thursday 21 March 2019

    Millions of pounds for infrastructure and community facilities are being secured by the Council to ensure that development across the Harborough district is sustainable.

  • 'Lutterworth East' planning application submitted

    Published on Monday 11 March 2019

    A major planning application has been submitted seeking to create 2,750 new homes, community facilities and employment space near Lutterworth.

  • Magna Park decision appeal – date set

    Published on Thursday 7 March 2019

    A planning appeal inquiry date, relating to a storage and distribution centre and other facilities at Magna Park, has been set.

  • Local Plan reaching final stages

    Published on Friday 15 February 2019

    Harborough District Council’s Local Plan Executive Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday 20 February 2019 at 2pm in the Council Chamber at The Symington Building in Market Harborough.

  • Have your say on Local Plan modifications

    Published on Tuesday 15 January 2019

    People are being invited to share their views on modifications to the Local Plan which will help shape future development in the Harborough district.

  • Local Plan modifications to be considered

    Published on Wednesday 19 December 2018

    Modifications to the Local Plan, which will help shape future development in the Harborough district, are ready to be submitted to an independent planning inspector.

  • Councils consider county growth vision

    Published on Tuesday 11 December 2018

    Harborough District Council has approved a county-wide vision setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future.

  • Plan sets out how city and county will grow

    Published on Friday 5 October 2018

    A PLAN setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is set to be agreed by local partners.

  • Positive step forward in meeting housing needs

    Published on Tuesday 11 September 2018

    A major milestone has been reached in helping make sure the right development happens in the right place across Harborough district.

  • Local Plan – Council responds to Inspector

    Published on Thursday 23 August 2018

    Harborough District Council has submitted its responses to the Planning Inspector’s initial observations regarding the proposed Harborough Local Plan.

  • Local Plan – inspector submits initial comments

    Published on Tuesday 31 July 2018

    The Planning Inspector appointed to examine the new Harborough Local Plan has submitted his initial observations.

  • Inspector appointed to examine Local Plan

    Published on Thursday 31 May 2018

    An independent Planning Inspector has been appointed to examine the Harborough Local Plan which sets out future development and infrastructure across the district.

  • New Local Plan to be submitted for examination

    Published on Tuesday 6 March 2018

    The new Local Plan for Harborough district is ready for Government examination, councillors have agreed.

  • New Local Plan ‘ready for examination’

    Published on Friday 16 February 2018

    Councillors have recommended that the new Local Plan for Harborough district is ready to be submitted to Government for examination.

  • Public responses on Local Plan published

    Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018

    Public responses made during a consultation on the ‘soundness’ of the proposed Local Plan for the Harborough district have been published.

  • Further opportunity to comment on Local Plan

    Published on 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.