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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, which provides a long term strategic planning framework for the borough. We also provide support to communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans.

Five year housing land supply

The October 2015 Five Year Housing Land Position is available below:

The Local Plan

The Local Plan was adopted on January 12, 2004. Over time it will be reviewed and replaced by the new Charnwood Local Plan 2011 - 2028 Core Strategy.

Local Plans set out the strategic priorities for development of an area and cover housing, commercial, public and private development, including transport infrastructure, along with protection for the local environment. The Core Strategy provides the strategic framework for the Local Plan containing the council’s vision and strategic objectives

If you have any questions on the Local Plan and the Secretary of State’s Direction please contact the Planning Policy Team on:

Tel: 01509 634769


Saved and expired policies

Under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, policies in the Plan were saved for a three year period. On the 21st September 2007 the Secretary of State issued a direction to save a number of policies in the Local Plan beyond this three year period - a copy of the direction can be viewed here.

Policies not listed in the Direction will no longer form part of the development plan and will not be used for making decisions on planning applications. A list of the remaining Saved Policies from the 2004 Local Plan can be found below:

Supporting Documents

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:

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