Local Plan discussions focus on protecting rural assets

Published Friday 4 November 2016

Councillors are set to discuss heritage and community assets, as well as the parameters for future renewable energy, as part of discussions around the emerging Local Plan.

Harborough District Council’s Local Planning Executive Advisory Panel will meet on Monday 14 November 2016 to discuss the protection of heritage assets, community facilities, pubs, post offices and village shops within the district, together with future renewable and low carbon energy generation.

The draft renewable energy policy will establish the criteria for any proposals for renewable and low carbon energy generation – for example to include a limit on the height of wind turbines in the most sensitive landscapes.

No decisions will be made by the Local Plan Executive Advisory Panel, which may advise the Executive to include these policies and the vision and objectives in the draft Local Plan.

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 have an opportunity to make formal representations on the Local Plan, at a date to be confirmed in 2017, before it is submitted to the Government for examination.

Read the full report on the council's website here