New information on Local Plan considered

Published Friday 7 October 2016

Councillors are to meet this month to discuss further information received around the new Local Plan.

Harborough District Council’s Local Planning Executive Advisory Panel will meet at The Symington Building on Monday 17 October 2016 at 3.15pm to consider new information regarding the four development options proposed as part of the new Local Plan.

The Panel will consider the latest information available on the where development should be located.

The current preferred option is a large development to the east of Lutterworth and the M1 including housing, employment areas, local shops and open space. This will help to meet some of the Harborough district’s long-term housing need as identified in background studies carried out in preparation for the Local Plan.

It has also been suggested that a ‘reserve site’ is identified in the Local Plan to the north of Scraptoft. This site would only be developed if it was necessary to help meet housing need from other councils within Leicestershire.

At the same meeting, the Local Planning Executive Advisory Panel will also discuss a report on rural settlement hierarchy which aims to ensure that development in rural areas is located where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural communities and help support facilities such as primary schools.

The advisory panel will forward its advice to the council’s Executive committee.

Harborough District Council’s new Local Plan will set out planning policies in the district up to 2031. It will make sure development meets strategic priorities in terms of housing, employment, community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development.

The public will once again be invited to make representations on the soundness of the Local Plan, at a date to be confirmed, before it is submitted to the Government for independent examination.

View the Local Planning Executive Advisory Panel agenda on the council’s website