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Planning policy

Planning policy is prepared at a national, borough and neighbourhood level. Planning policies provide the basis against which all applications for planning permission are assessed.

We are responsible for preparing a Development Plan for Charnwood to provide a long term strategic planning framework for the borough. Please see our pages on the adopted Local Plan for more details. We also provide support to communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans.

A timetable for the preparation of new planning policies is set out in the Local Development Scheme for Charnwood. The Development Plan is supported by:

Regulation 18 consultation

We are currently undertaking initial work to prepare a new Local Plan in accordance with the Charnwood Local Development Scheme 2016. The new Local Plan will include strategic and detailed policies and will be prepared to provide for a longer plan period than the adopted Charnwood Core Strategy which provides the strategy up to 2028. 

In accordance with Regulation 18 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) 2012 a consultation is being held to understand and engage with interested parties on the future for Charnwood, the scope of the plan and what it should contain. 

We want to hear your views on the Regulation 18 Consultation document, to make representations to us please visit our consultation portal or email

Five year housing land supply

To boost significantly the supply of housing, we have identified sites sufficient to provide five years worth of housing against our housing reguirements. The 31st March 2016 Five Year Housing Land Position is available below:

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