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Our planning system is undergoing essential maintenance from 3pm on Friday, April 29 until Thursday, May 5 and therefore it will not be possible to view applications online. More details.

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:


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 October 2015 Five Year Housing Land Position is available below:

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