Leicester Urban Observatory

Leicester Local Plan

A consultation on the draft of the Leicester’s Local Plan is now open! The Council is asking people for their views on the document, which sets out policies and proposals for the city’s growth over the next 15 years.

The urban area of Leicester is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with a diverse population of about 650,000. Planning for the future involves anticipating future growth and making decisions about where we allow more development for homes and jobs, as well as identifying the built and natural heritage assets that we need to protect.

Since 2014, the council has undertaken a range of consultation exercises on various stages of developing its local plan. These consultations have considered all aspects of planning policy, although the fundamental focus has always been around the level of growth and how growth is delivered.

Whether your interests lie in local neighbourhoods, the city centre, transport, housing, employment, shopping, climate change or the natural environment, we are seeking your views on the draft Local Plan and its associated evidence.

The consultation is open from 14th September until Monday 7th December.

For more information, to view the draft of the Local Plan and provide comments please visit the City Council’s consultation hub at https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/sec/draft-local-plan/