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New Local Plan

Harborough District Council's current Local Plan was published in 2019, and now it is time for a refresh.

A public conversation about the future of the district and what the new local plan should contain will start soon, with the first public consultation in the preparation of the district’s new local plan.

Here's how you can make your views known.

Issues and Options Consultation

This will run from 16th January to 27th February 2024, with responses being gathered via a dedicated on-line consultation page. Written responses can also be made - see the HDC website for more information.

Responses received during the consultation will be used to inform the next stage of preparing the new local plan.

Public drop-in events

Planning for the future is a complex process. Therefore, as part of our commitment to involve local residents, businesses and organisations in the preparation of new planning policy documents, Council Officers will host five public drop-in events across the district.

The public drop-in events are designed to provide interested parties with more information on the Issues and Options consultation document, how to respond and an understanding of what happens next.  Venues, dates and times are as follows:

  • 24 January, 10.30am to 8pm: Market Harborough – Council Chamber, 2nd Floor The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, LE16 7AG.

  • 31 January, 3.30pm to 7.30pm: Scraptoft – Community Hub (Lounge), Malsbury Ave, LE7 9FQ.

  • 6 February, 3.30pm to 7.30pm: Lutterworth – The Wycliffe Rooms (Community Hall), George Str, Masonic Hall, LE17 4ED.

  • 7 February, 3.30pm to 7.30pm: Broughton Astley – Broughton Astley Village Hall (Boughton Hall), Station Rd, LE9 6PT.

  • 13 February, 3.30pm to 7.30pm: Kibworth – The Old Grammar School (Main Hall), School Rd, LE8 0JE

Responses received during the consultation will be used to inform the next stage of preparing the new local plan. Once adopted, the new local plan will set out planning policies in the Harborough district up to 2041. It will make sure development meets strategic priorities for housing, employment, the environment, community facilities, transport and other infrastructure needed to support development. 

Visit the HDC Local Plan page to find out more.


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