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Consultation on Local Plan Modifications underway

A consultation on the Blaby District Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (DPD) has begun following sixteen changes to the original proposals.

The “Main Modifications” have been suggested by an Independent Inspector following a five day public examination during in July and August. The modifications include:

  • Removing the requirement to include self and custom build housing on large sites
  • A Review Policy setting out when a Local Plan Review must take place
  • Wording changes to bring the document in line with national policy and clarity
  • Changes to the size limit of a housing site where a proportion of accessible and adaptable homes are required. This modification also includes the addition of wording to take into account potential viability issues on a case-by-case basis.
The consultation is now open until 4.45pm on Friday 26 October 2018.

Once the consultation has closed, the Independent Inspector will review the consultation responses and recommend whether or not the Local Plan Delivery DPD can be adopted by the Council.

When adopted, the Delivery DPD, along with the Local Plan Core Strategy, will become a vital document used to make decisions on all planning applications within the district.

Full details on the modifications and how to respond to the consultation can be found via www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd-examination.

[Source: Blaby District Council Communications]

Local Plan examination has begun

A programme of examination dates for the proposed Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document (Delivery DPD) have now begun.

The Delivery DPD is the second part of Blaby District Council’s overall Local Plan. The Local Plan is an important set of documents that help determine the outcome of planning applications.

Sites for new homes at Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East and an employment site in Enderby are included in the Delivery DPD.

A new policies map shows where development in the district should be focused and the important environmental assets that should be protected.

The independently appointed Planning Inspector, Victoria Lucas LLB MCD MRTPI, has published her Matters, Issues and Questions, Examination Guidance Note, and Hearing Sessions Timetable.

Public hearings forming part of the examination process will be conducted by Ms. Lucas.

Examination Hearings started on 31st July and will take place in the Council Chamber at the Council Offices in Narborough.

All Delivery DPD documents are available to view at www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd-examination.

Information is also on display in local libraries and at the Council’s Narborough offices.

Enderby residents asked for feedback on proposed Local Plan delivery document

Lubbesthorpe street viewA district wide consultation has been launched on an important Local Plan document which will shape the district over the coming decades.

The Local Plan Delivery ‘Development Plan Document’ (the ‘Delivery DPD’) will sit alongside the ‘Core Strategy’ to form the overall Local Plan. When finalised, the Local Plan for Blaby District will play a part in the decision on planning applications.

One of the key objectives of the Delivery DPD is to identify sites for housing and employment opportunities. In the initial proposals several options are presented, including site options for the building of approximately 750 new homes in parishes close to the Leicester City border.

The district wide consultation also looks at site options for around 25 hectares of land for employment and business growth, building on other successful areas successfully developed across the district over the last 25 years, including Meridian Business Park and Grove Park in Enderby.

Blaby District Council is asking residents and partners for their feedback on the early proposals, with the final DPD set to be adopted in late 2017.

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said:

Cllr. Brecon
Cllr. Lee Brecon: We need your views

“This is a significant part of the Local Plan for the Council. The document plans for the needs of the District until 2029, so we encourage all of our residents to review the proposals and let us know what they think.

“It’s important for us to stress that the Delivery DPD is still in its early stages, and no final decisions will be made until we have reviewed the consultation feedback, and the finalised document has been examined by a planning inspector.”

The consultation runs until Wednesday 16 November 2016.

To see the documents and fill in the online response form, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/local-plan-delivery-dpd.

Paper copies will be available at the Council’s Narborough offices and local district libraries.