Local Plan set to be adopted

Published 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.

On Thursday 25 April 2019, Harborough District Council’s Executive recommended that the Harborough Local Plan 2011-31 should be adopted by the Council when it meets on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Councillors praised the public for their input, throughout the process, which has helped shape the Local Plan. They also commended the meticulous work of Council officers in reaching this important milestone.

Once adopted, the new Local Plan will drive development that the district needs to ensure that the growing population and future generations have access to great places to live and work, supported by the appropriate infrastructure. An adopted Local Plan will also enable the Council to refuse development that is not in accordance with the Plan. The planned growth and infrastructure will help the local economy to prosper, and it will positively manage development in a sustainable way, whilst protecting heritage and the countryside across the district.

Earlier this month, a report by an independent Planning Inspector concluded that the Harborough Local Plan provides a ‘sound’ and appropriate basis for the planning of the District, subject to a number of modifications. 

View the agenda and Local Plan reports for the Council meeting, being held at the Cromwell Suite at the Three Swans in Market Harborough, on 30 April 2019