The Strategic Growth Plan has been developed by a partnership made up of Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, the seven local borough and district authorities and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). It puts forward proposals for future development, including housing provision, that will be needed to support population change, meet housing needs and support economic growth from now until 2050.
Following public consultation, a revised plan was agreed by a members’ advisory group representing all the partners. It will be used to help shape the Local Plans that the city, borough and district councils are preparing or reviewing.
It will also be used to support bids for Government funding to deliver the infrastructure needed to support growth.
People were invited to comment on the plan by taking part in a county-wide consultation, which ran from 11 January until 10 May 2018. In total, 588 responses were received, 79 per cent of which were from members of the public, with others received from local businesses, developers, landowners, voluntary groups and stakeholders such as parish councils, the police and health.
The comments received were analysed and considered during the preparation of the revised Strategic Growth Plan.
The final Strategic Growth Plan was approved in December 2018.