Charnwood Borough Council has set out its vision to make Charnwood one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit in the East Midlands.

Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 (Pre-Submission Draft) Consultation

Charnwood Borough Council is consulting residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders on the Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37 before submitting it to the Government.

The six-week consultation will run from Monday July 12 until Monday August 23, 2021 at 5pm.

Representations will be considered by a Government-appointed independent Planning Inspector through a public examination. A summary of the Local Plan is set out in on the webpage below:

Summary of Charnwood Local Plan 2021-37

More information about the consultation, including events being held by the Council and technical questions about the role of, and content contained within, the Local Plan can be found on this tab:

Consultation Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Public Meetings

Senior planning officers will answer questions during two virtual webinars held using Zoom. They will also guide interested parties on how and where comments can be made.

The events have been scheduled so that interested parties can attend and still have time to submit comments ahead of the 23 August consultation deadline.

The first was held on July 22. You can register to reserve a place at the August event below:

  • 6pm-7pm on Wednesday August 4

Anyone wishing to attend one of the events must register before midnight the preceding day.

Reserve a place at the virtual meeting

In the short video below, lead member for planning Cllr Richard Bailey explains the purpose of the strategic document and why it's important for people to have their say.

Consultation Documents

The following documents are being consulted on:

Paper copies of these consultation documents can be viewed at the Main Reception of the Council Offices at Southfield Road, Loughborough. Visitors will require a pre-booked appointment which can be arranged by calling 01509 634560.

In addition to the consultation documents, the Council is also preparing a series of topic papers to explain its approach on different policy areas and to support the examination of the Local Plan:

Local Plan Topic Papers

How to Respond

The most efficient way to respond to the consultation is by using the online response form below:

Online consultation form

Alternatively, you can download a response form and return it to the Council by email localplans@charnwood.gov.uk or post:

Local Plans
Charnwood Borough Council
Southfield Road
Loughborough
LE11 2TX

Representations must be received by 5pm on Monday August 23, 2021 and late submissions will not be accepted. If you require any assistance please email localplans@charnwood.gov.uk or telephone 01509 634929.

Other procedural information

Following the completion of the consultation, representations and contact details will be forwarded to the Planning Inspector, for their consideration when undertaking public examination of the Local Plan. Comments will be dealt with in accordance with the Council’s data protection policy.

The Council’s consultation notice is below:

Last updated: Mon 26th July, 2021 @ 11:56