LEICESTERSHIRE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING NETWORK
Neighbourhood Planning in Leicestershire
The Localism Act 2011 brought in a range of new powers, giving greater control to communities. One of the new tools introduced was Neighbourhood Planning.
As part of the support package available for neighbourhood plan groups in Leicestershire, we facilitate a Neighbourhood Planning Network. For further information about the Network and what it can offer CLICK HERE
Neighbourhood Plans are unlike other formal planning policy documents, in that they are designed to be prepared by communities and will only be brought into force if they are supported by the majority of the community they cover. Recognising that all communities are different, Neighbourhood Plans can vary in content and detail; they are able to cover a range of planning issues or focus on a single topic of importance to the community. For more information about Neighbourhood Plans, what they can be used for and our handy Toolkit visit the Leicestershire County Council website.
Nationally there have been over 1,500 designated Neighbourhood Planning areas and over 230 adopted Neighbourhood Plans are now in place. In Leicestershire we now have 68 active community groups, of which 6 have been Adopted and 51 Designated.
Neighbourhood Planning Groups in Leicestershire
To view details of Neighbourhood Planning groups in Leicestershire, including area maps and plans, select a district from the following list: