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Local development plans

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 introduced a new type of plan called a Local Development Framework. This is made up of a series of documents called Local Development Documents (LDDs). LDDs will provide the planning framework for the consideration of planning applications by the Borough Council. They replace the previous system of plan making, which comprised Local Plans and Structure Plans.

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  • Affordable Housing Economic Viability Assessment

    Charnwood Borough Council have commissioned Three Dragons to undertake an Affordable Housing Economic Viability Assessment. This assessment will inform the Local Plan policy on affordable housing and also inform negotiations on individual planning applications. The assessment will be available to download on this webpage when it is completed.

  • Affordable Housing SPD

    This Supplementary Planning Document will clarify the Council’s policies on affordable housing. It increases the proportion of affordable homes the Council will seek to negotiate a minimum of 30% affordable housing on new housing schemes and sets clear guidelines about how the Council will determine the type and tenure of new housing as well as its design and layout. Documents that can be found on this webpage include: Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document Adoption Statement Statement of Main Issues Raised through Public Consultation Final Sustainability Appraisal Report including a statement of how the Sustainability Appraisal & consulation has been taken into account.

  • Borough Wide Phase 1 Habitat Survey (2012)

    This page provides information about the Phase 1 Habitat Surveys that have been undertaken for Charnwood Borough. This studies will form part of the Local Development Framework evidence base.

  • Changes to the Planning System

    The Coalition Governments published document regarding the Proposed Changes to the Planning System.

  • Charnwood Forest

    Charnwood Borough Council is working with Leicestershire County Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Natural England, GOEM, EMRA and the National Forest to development of options for the future of the Charnwood Forest. This work is being lead by Leicestershire County Council. On this web page a Charnwood Forest Landscape and Settlement Character Assessment is available to download as is Charnwood Forest Regional Park Vision Statement.

  • Charnwood Renewal Framework

    The Charnwood Renewal Framework was prepared in 2005 to inform the Leicestershire and Charnwood Community Strategies. It focuses on education, employment, skills, health, housing and crime issues. The framework identifies priority areas for economic regeneration and can be viewed by using a link in the page.

  • Climate Change and Renewable Low Carbon Energy

    The Borough Council has undertaken a study into the feasibility of different forms of renewable and low carbon energy generation in the borough of Charnwood. The study will be used to inform decsions in the Local Plan.

  • Core Strategy - Frequently Asked Questions

    The page sets out some frequently asked questions about the Core Strategy Further Consultation, which ended on Frdiay 5th December 2008. These are questions raised at consultation events and in correspondence with the planning office.

  • Core Strategy and Lougborough Science Park Supporting Documents

    Core Strategy and Loughborough Science Park supporting documents page, including the Development Plan Matters and Consultation Statement, sustainability appraisal main report and appendicies, together with other retail, housing studies, and settlement hierarchy assessments.

  • Core Strategy Examination in Public

    Charnwood's Core Strategy - examination in public

  • Core Strategy Further Consultation Events

    During October and November 2008 the Council held a number of consultation events on the Core Strategy Further Consultation. These events included workshop sessions as well as more informal exhibitions. The page includes notes from the exhinitions as well as a document summarizing the outcome of each of the 13 workshop sessions.

  • Core Strategy Stages of Preparation

    The Core Strategy will set out the spatail strategy to help guide and manage future development across the borough. It will be one of the first documents to be produced as part of the Local Plan.

  • Core Strategy Supplementary Consultation 2012

    This page provides details of the Charnwood Local Plan Core Strategy Supplementary Consultation published on 11th June 2012 for three weeks consultation to inform the preparation of the Draft Core Strategy.

  • Devonshire Square Development Brief SPD

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan.

  • Devonshire Square Development Briefs - Archive

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan. Consultation Archive.

  • Employment Land Studies

    Local Development Framework Studies on Employment Land in Charnwood and in the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area. The Charnwood Employment Land Study was published in 2006, whilst the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area Employment Study was publshed in 2008.

  • Evidence Base

    Charnwood 2026 Local Development Framework Evidence Base includes a number of studies for different topic areas. Studies have been produced on Affordable Housing Economic Viability, Housing Needs (2005), Charnwood Forest Landscape and Settlement Character Assessment, Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Feasibility Study, Retail and Town Centre Study, Settlement Hierarchy Assessment, Employment Land Study, Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, Green Spaces Strategy, Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, Gypsy and Traveller Accomodation Needs Assessment, Strategic Housing Market Assessment, Growth Infrastructure Assessment for Leicester and Leicestershire, Transport Assessments and Habitats and Species Reports.

  • Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey & Species Study of Potential Strategic Development Areas (2008)

    This page provides information about the Phase 1 Habitat Surveys that have been undertaken for Charnwood Borough. It also includes a link to the Species Report that has been undertaken for the potential development areas in the Borough. These studies will form part of the Local Development Framework evidence base.

  • Extended Phase 1 Vegetation & Habitat Survey for Lane East & West of Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough (2011)

    Charnwood Borough Council undertook an Extended Phase 1 Survey of the land to the east and west of Snell’s Nook Lane, Loughborough.

  • Extracts from Charnwood 2021 - Questionnaire info

    The page includes fact sheets to aid with the completion of different questions within the 2021 On-line Consultation Response Form.

  • Former General Hospital and Aumberry Gap Development Brief SPD

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan.

  • Former General Hospital and Aumberry Gap Development Brief SPD - Archive

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan. Consultation Archive.

  • Further Consultation October 2008

    Further Consultation on the Local Development Framework Core Strategy was undertaken in October 2008. Othis page the following documents can be viewed: Consultation Document Representations Notes of consultation events Sustainability Appraisal A summary leaflet Background papers for different topics in the Core Strategy Frequently asked questions

  • Further Consultation Representations

    This page provides an electronic version of all of the responses the Council recieved in relation to the Local Development Framework Core Strategy Further Consultation - October 2008. The representations are listed by company/organisation name or surname.

  • Green Infrastructure

    Green Infrastructure (GI) is a strategically planned and delivered network of high quality green spaces and other environmental features.

  • Green Infrastructure Workshop

    Green Infrastructure (or GI) is a relatively new term used in planning, and deals with issues such as biodiversity, recreation, access, and climate change.

  • Green Wedge Review
  • Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment

    In 2006 Charnwood Borough Council along with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, Rutland County Council, Blaby District Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and Oadby & Wigston Borough Council commissioned the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Birmingham, with John Bloxsom of John Bloxsom Housing Services, to carry out a Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment for the Study Area of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The final study is available to download from this webpage.

  • Habitat and Species Assessments

    Habitat and Species surveys to support LDF.

  • Issues and Alternative Strategies 2007

    In September 2007 we discussed with key groups and organisations whether we had identified and considered all reasonable alternative approaches to meeting our future development needs. This focused consultation with key stakeholders helped inform the Core Strategy Further Consultation published in October 2008. The page includes an Alternative Strategies Discussion Paper and also a summary of stakeholder worshops.

  • Issues and Options June 2005

    The Council sent a draft version of the Core Strategy to key stakeholders in June 2005 to gain their initial views. It set out broad issues and options for growth in the Borough and asked for comments in June and July 2005. The page includes links to different parts of the Issues and Options document (including a text only version) and also has a summary of representations. The page has links to the draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report which was published for consultation in July 2005. The draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report is made up of a main report and 4 appendices, and there is a document summarising consultation responses.

  • Issues Papers 2004 Towards a Local Development Framework

    In May/June 2004 the Borough Council published an 'Issues Paper' called Towards a Charnwood Local Development Framework,as the first stage in the production of revised planning policy for Charnwood.The Paper was circulated to local groups and organisations and a roadshow and exhibition toured the Borough. The page includes links to documents summarising responses to the Issues Papers.

  • Land Availability

    National Planning Policy requires planning authroties to assess and demonstrate that they have a 5 year supply of deliverable land for housing. This page sets out document detailing the 5 year land supply in document published since November 2007. Also included are surveys of housing land availability with surveys available to view dating from 2002. Employment land availability suveys are also available dating from 2002.

  • Leading in Design

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide planning guidance to supplement Local Plan policies.

  • Leading in Design - Making it Easy

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide planning guidance to supplement Local Plan policies.

  • Leading in Design - Shopfronts & Signs

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide planning guidance to supplement Local Plan policies.

  • Leading in Design - Shopfronts and Signs Archive

    This pages details 6 documents which were published alongside the Leading in Design: Shopfront and Signs Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) between 11th February and 24th March 2005. These documents relate to the SPD Sustainability Appraisal, SPD Consultation Matters and SPD Statement of Consultation.

  • Leading in Design Archive

    Alongside the main Leading in Design Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), eight other documents were published between 11th February and 24th March 2005. These documents relate to the Sustainability Appraisal, SPD Proposals Matters and SPD Consultation Matters.

  • Leicester & Leicestershire Infrastructure Assessment

    Local Authorities in Leicester and Leicestershire commissioned Roger Tym & Partners to prepare a Leicester and Leicestershire Growth Infrastructure Assessment for the Housing Market Area. This assessment considers the infrastructure implications of housing and jobs growth in the Housing Market Area up to 2026. The assessment will form an important part of the evidence base for the Local Development Framework. The Main Report and the Executive Summary of the Growth Infrastructure Assessment is available to download on this webpage.

  • Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Requirements Study

    Description of the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Requirements Study prepared by districts and the City and County Council to inform work on Local Plans and the final study document.

  • Local Development Scheme

    The Local Development Scheme is the timetable for producing the documents which go into the Charnwood Local Plan. The scheme tells you what documents will be produced and when you can expect to get involved.

  • Local Plan Core Strategy

    Information about the review of the Local Plan and the preparation of the new Charnwood Local Plan. This page includes latest news on the Local Plan, links to evidence base studies and links to pages on planning documents that are part of the Local Plan Framework.

  • Local Plan Transport Policy

    This page provides an overview of the role of the Local Plan in providing local transport policies.

  • Loughborough University East Park SPD

    Loughborough University East Park Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will develop and expand upon Local Plan Policy for Loughborough University which is set out in the adopted Borough of Charnwood Local Plan. The SPD will provide guidance on the key design principles for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the ‘East Park’ part of Loughborough University campus which fronts Epinal Way. Documents include: Adoption Statement Statement of Main Issues Raised through Public Consulation Final Sustainability Appraisal Report

  • Loughborough University East Park SPD Archive

    The page sets out the consultation archive for the Loughborough University East Park Supplementary Planning Document. The page details 6 documents published for consultation between 11th February and 24th March 2005.

  • Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park

    Science Park

  • Making it Easy Archive

    This page includes consultation documents supporting the Supplementary Planning Document, Making it Easy. Documents include Statement of Matters, Statement of Consultation, Consultation Form and Press Notice.

  • Monitoring & Research

    Annual Monitoring Reports have been published since 2004/5 and are available to view on this web page and set out how the Borough is performing against a number of indicators including on the delivery of housing and employment land.

  • Planning and Transport Policy Contacts

    Planning and Transport Policy Team Contact Details

  • Planning Policy

    Introduction to Planning Policy. This page provides information and links to documents relating to local, regional & national planning policy. In particular it provides links to the Borough of Charnwood Local Plan webpage and the Charnwood 2026 Local Development Framework webpage.

  • Preferred Options Report February 2006

    Details of the preferred options in relation to the Charnwood 2021 Core Strategy, following consultation which took place between 17/3/06 - 31/3/06. The page sets out the summary of comments against each of the sections within the 2006 draft Core Strategy document.

  • Regeneration Strategy for Charnwood

    Strategy identifying priorities for physical regeneration within Charnwood.

  • Retail and Town Centre Studies

    Retail and Town Centre Study to inform the Local Development Framework. The Study produced by Roger Tym and Partners assessed the current health of town and district shopping centres in the Borough, and made recommendations for future retail and leisure provision, as well as recommendations for future retail policy.

  • Retail and Town Centres
  • Science Park Development Plan Document

    Science Park Development Plan Document prepared for inclusion in the Local Development Framework. Supporting papers explaining alternative locations for the Science Park, main issues raised through consultation responses, proceedings of workshop discussion sessions, outline of the sustainability appraisal and also drafts of Science Park Policy.

  • Science Park Development Plan Document Archive

    The page includes details of the Science Park Issues and Options consultation document sent to key stakeholders in June 2005. Documents on this page includes Core Strategy summary of responses and summary of questionnaire responses. Also included is draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report, the final Sustainability Appraisal Scoping report accompanied by 4 appendices.

  • Section 106 Developer Contributions SPD archive

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan. Consultation Archive.

  • Section 106 Supplementary Planning Document

    Supplementary Planning Document to provide additional guidance to the Local Plan.

  • Settlement Hierarchy and Capacity Assessments

    Local Development Framework evdience base assessment of settlements in Charnwood to inform the settlement hierarchy. The study considers the availability and accessibility of services and facilities, the settlement size and function and the geographical distribution of settlements and interactions between them.

  • Signup to the Charnwood Local Plan Email Alert

    Sign up for Email Alerts on the Local Development Framework to receive the latest information on Local Development Frameowrk Documents for Charnwood. The page includes a form to sign up to the email alert service.

  • Stakeholder Workshops 2008/2012

    Stakeholder Workshop Notes held to inform the preparation of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy. Workshops were held on renewable energy, gypsy and travellers and green infrastructure.

  • Statement of Community Involvement 2006 Archive

    This page documents the various stages in the prepartion of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). Documents are included for the following stages in the SCI's production: Pre-submission Stakeholder Consulation Preferred Options Consultation Submission Consultation Examination

  • Statement of Community Involvement 2014

    Statement setting out how the Council will involve residents, businesses, groups and organisations in preparing the Local Development Framework Documents and when consulting on planning applications.

  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2014

    Charnwood Borough Council published the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment in 2008, which is being used to inform the preparation of the Local Plan, to help make decisions on planning applications and will also be used by the team dealing with drainage matters at Charnwood Borough Council.

  • Strategic Housing & Employment Land Review - 2012

    Strategic Housing & Employment Land Review (SHLAA) - 2012

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

    Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) to identify future sources of land for housing.

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment - 2009

    Previous SHLAA which was published in March 2009

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2010

    The Council is about to update the 2010 SHLAA report to include any new sites and update any of the existing ones as necessary. Additionally, this year we are also seeking potential employment sites to include in an employment land review. National Planning Policies require all local planning authorities to carry out an assessment of land and buildings within their area to ensure that they have taken into account all possible sources of housing and employment land when planning the future development of their local area. All sites submitted will be individually assessed by the Planning Policy Team. The submission of a site DOES NOT guarantee that it will be allocated for development or receive favourable consideration if an application for residential planning permission is submitted. Respondents are reminded that applications for planning permission are determined against the adopted development plan and any other material considerations. Should you wish to put forward any sites for consideration, please fill in the proforma below and provide us with a site location plan of the site. All forms should be returned by Friday 16th March 2012 to guarantee it’s inclusion in the 2012 assessment

  • Strategic Housing Market Assessment

    The Strategic Housing Market Assessment is a study of the housing needs and markets in the Leicester and Leicestershire Housing Market Area. The assessment was commissioned jointly by all Leicester and Leicestershire Local Authorities. The results of this assessment will be used to inform the Local Development Framework and Housing Strategy for the Borough.

  • Student Housing Provision in Loughborough SPD Archive

    The Student Housing Provision in Loughborough Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will develop and expand upon policies for the provision of and control of housing for students set out in adopted Borough of Charnwood Local Plan . Documents that are available on this webpage relate to the different stages of consultation detailed below: Public Particiapation between 10th February 2005 Consideration of Representations made with regard 6 options Consulation on Preferred Option (Threshold model) 20th September to 28th October 2005 Consideration of Representation

  • Supplementary Planning Documents

    Supplementary guidance to support Development Plan Documents. Supplmentary Planning Documents form part of the Local Development Framework. The Council has adopted Supplementary Planning Documents on Affordable Housing, Student Housing Provision in Loughborough, Loughborough University East Park, Leading in Design, Shopfronts and Signs, a number of village design statements, Devonshire Square Development Brief, Former General Hospital and Aumberry Gap Development Brief, Section 106 Developer Contributions

  • Supplementary Planning Guidance

    Supplmentary planning guidance to support Local Plan policies.

  • Tourism

    Charnwood Toursim Blueprint

  • Transport Assessments

    This pages sets out the transport assessments that have been commissioned by Charnwood Borough Council to inform the Local Development Framework and particular the Core Strategy.

  • Viability & Market Testing of Housing Options

    Residual housing options to inform the Local Plan/Core Strategy

  • Village Design Statements

    Supplmentary Planning Documents on the design of developments based on the character of the village, which form part of the Local Development Framework.

  • Watermead & Thurmaston Water Front Area

    Watermead and Thurmaston Water Front Area - The Council is seeking to work with organisations and partners to develop a specific planning policy in the Core Strategy to guide future planning decisions in the Watermead and Thurmaston area of South Charnwood.

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