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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]

2013 Parliamentary Boundary Review


The 2013 Boundary Commission Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries will introduce substantial changes. It will reduce the number of constituencies in England from 533 to 502 and make sure that each constituency has a similar number of registered electors.

This consultation on the initial proposals will run from 13th September 2011 to 5th December 2011.

The East Midlands region has been allocated 44 constituencies – a reduction of two from the current arrangement.

There will be some changes to the Blaby constituency parliamentary boundary. We will gain Earl Shilton, Burbage Sketchley and Stretton and Burbage St Catherines and Lash Hill with Winstanley, Ravenhurst and Fosse and Millfield moving to Leicester West.

You can view the proposals and maps by the links below.


A hard copy of the proposals can be viewed at the main council offices in Narborough.

How to have your say

The Boundary Commission for England, who are proposing the changes, are asking for your views, in particular:

  • If you agree in full, in part or not at all with their initial proposals for the East Midlands region.
  • Which sub-regions you agree with and why.
  • Which sub-regions you disagree with and why.
  • If you can propose alternatives for areas you disagree with that meet the statutory rules as set out in the report.

External websites