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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.


  • Affordable housing viability

    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.

  • Charnwood Forest

    Charnwood Borough Council is working with a partnership of local authorities and other key stakeholders, led by Leicestershire County Council, to develop and implement a strategy for the future management and promotion of the unique natural and cultural heritage of Charnwood Forest.

  • Charnwood Local Plan 2011 to 2028 Core Strategy

    The Core Strategy will set out the spatial strategy to help guide and manage future development across the borough. It is the first document to be produced as part of the new Charnwood Local Plan.

  • Charnwood Local Plan 2011-2028

    Charnwood Local Plan sets out the policies against which planning applications are assessed. The Local Plan will be made up of two key documents, the Core Strategy and Site Allocations and Development Management Development Plan Documents. This page provides an overview of the preparation of these documents and links to the evidence base, monitoring, timetable.

  • 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 published in 2008.

  • Evidence base

    The Local Plan Evidence Base includes a number of studies for different topic areas. This page provides links to all the evidence base studies undertaken.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Further consultation, 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

  • Green Infrastructure

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

  • Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Show People Accommodation Assessment, May 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park

    Loughborough Science & Enterprise Park is one of a number of strategic sites identified in the Local Plan Core Strategy. The site is adjacent to the University. This page provides relevant information about the support for the continued development of the Park and considering the future development of the site.

  • Monitoring and research

    Annual Monitoring Reports from 2011 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.

  • Quorn Village Design Statement

    Information relating to Quorn Village Design Statement

  • 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.

  • Self-build and custom housebuilding

    New register as required by the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015

  • Settlement Hierarchy and Capacity Assessments

    Local Development Framework evidence 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 our Local Plan email alert

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

  • Statement of Community Involvement, 2014

    Statement setting out how the Council will involve residents, businesses, groups and organisations in preparing the Local Plan 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 Land Availability Assessment

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

  • Strategic Housing Market Area 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 in 2008 and 2014 was commissioned jointly by all Leicester and Leicestershire Local Authorities. The results of this assessment will be used to inform the Local Plan and Housing Strategy for the Borough.

  • Supplementary planning documents

    Supplmentary planning guidance to support Local Plan policies.

  • 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 and market testing of housing options

    A number of studies have been undertaken to consider the viability of the policies proposed in the draft Local Plan. This page provides a summary of the various studies and a link to the studies.

  • Watermead & Thurmaston Waterfront 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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