Shaping the future of Blaby district

People in Blaby district are being asked to have their say on a document which will help shape the future of their area.

 

The Council’s Core Strategy – which sets out a blueprint for development in Blaby district until 2029 – was agreed for consultation in December 2011 and six weeks of public consultation will begin on 19th January 2012.

 

After all comments have been received and considered the document will go before Council again who will decide whether it should be submitted to the Government for independent examination.

 

The strategy sets out how the Council plans to balance the need for development in order to provide new homes and jobs with the responsibility of protecting important areas in the natural and built environment.

 

Although the document does not identify specific sites for development it does set out the Council’s policies on the scale and distribution of housing growth and economic development and how this can be achieved in a way that protects and improves the environment.

 

Council leader Ernie White said: “This document will have a huge impact on the future of Blaby district so it is important that people give their views and help to shape the future of their area.

 

“The Council needs this document in place so that councillors representing the views of local people are able to make planning decisions based on up-to-date policies.”

 

People can view the Core Strategy, along with supporting documents, online at www.blaby.gov.uk/core-strategy from January 19.

 

Copies will also be available to view at libraries across the district and the following locations:

 

  • Blaby District Council Offices, Narborough
  • Blaby Service Shop, Forge Corner, Blaby
  • Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone Town
  • County Hall, Glenfield

 

Comments must be received by March 1 and can be submitted through the website, by email to planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk, or in writing to:

 

The Planning Policy Team, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP.

 

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/core-strategy or contact 0116 272 7520.

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