Have your say on Local Plan modifications

Published 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.

In October 2018, following a number of ‘hearing sessions’, an independent planning inspector requested some modifications to Harborough District Council’s proposed Local Plan and will be consulting the public to seek their views.

People can view the modifications put forward, in full, and have their say on the planning inspector’s consultation at www.harborough.gov.uk/local-plan-examination until 12noon on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

Paper copies of the consultation will be available at public libraries across the district, and at town and parish council buildings if open to the public.

It should be noted that the inspector’s consultation relates specifically to the proposed modifications and not other aspects of the Local Plan or the Local Plan as a whole.

Cllr Phil King, Harborough District Council’s deputy leader and portfolio holder for planning, housing and regeneration, said: “People in the district have already played a key role in helping shape the Local Plan, through previous consultations, and I would like to thank them for that. This is another opportunity for those who live in, work in, or visit the district, to feed into the process and comment on the modifications put forward.”

Feedback from the public will help inform the Inspector’s report on whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’. If declared ‘sound’ Harborough District Council can consider adopting the Local Plan later in 2019.

Once adopted, the new Local Plan will set out planning policies in the Harborough district up to 2031. It will make sure development meets strategic priorities for housing, employment, community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development.