Sharnford Parish Council

Serving the people of Sharnford

Evergreen Hall

Clerk: Tracey Avis
Red Roofs, Chapel Lane
Sharnford, Leicestershire
LE10 3PE

Tel: 07754684232

Blaby District wants your opinions on its New Local Plan

Blaby District wants your opinions on its New Local Plan

Blaby District Council is updating its 'Local Plan'. The plan sets out a 'blueprint' for how the District will grow and change over the next 15 years, and beyond. As part of the early stages of plan preparation, the Council is seeking views on the 'Issues & Options' that should be addressed and what the plan ought to contain.

The Council is encouraged to engage with organisations and individuals who represent local community groups and people who may not normally get involved and take the opportunity to have a say in the planning process. Some of the groups that have been identified as not being as well represented include those representing older people, young people, people with a disability and religious / cultural groups. We would really welcome feedback from these individuals.

I am writing to invite you to make comments on what you would like to see in the Local Plan and to give any thoughts on the 'Issues and Options' document that we have produced that looks at some of the issues that might be addressed. It is important to have your say as there could be issues that impact you, this is a chance to raise anything that you feel is relevant in this paper.

This paper is the first consultation stage of the plan. Comments received as part of the consultation will be considered and will help to inform what future versions of the plan should contain. The Council will also gather evidence on key issues such as transport, environment, economy and population as the plan progresses.

A wide range of matters are likely to be considered in the plan including:

  • The overall need for housing, employment and other forms of development;
  • How new development should be distributed across Blaby District;
  • The timeframe for planning new development and associated infrastructure;
  • Possible topic areas for planning policies for assessing planning applications;
  • Any other relevant matters identified as part of this, and other, consultations.

The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 30th September 2019. Copies of the documents can be found on the Council's website at Hard copies are available for inspection at the Council Offices (Desford Road, Narborough) and at all libraries within the district (during normal opening hours).

Comments should be submitted by e-mail to on or before 30th September 2019. If you are unable to send the comments by e-mail please send them by mail to the 'Development Strategy team' at the postal address set out at the foot of page 1 of this letter.

You can choose to have your contact details added to a planning database so that you are automatically advised at future stages of Local Plan production. Under data protection law, the Council is required to ask you to confirm whether or not you are happy to be added to the database. If you wish to be added please confirm this in any response. If you do not 'opt in' your contact details will not be added to the Local Plan database. For more information about how the Council uses your information, visit:

If you wish to discuss the Local Plan please contact the Development Strategy Team at, the address above or by calling the following telephone numbers:- 0116 272 7674 / 7775 / 7584 / 7774.

Yours faithfully

Lucy O'Doherty

Development Strategy Manager

Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:21 by Mike Shirley

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