Public drop-ins planned as borough council opens consultation on new Local Plan

Published: Wednesday, 3 April 2024

A series of information drop-ins are being planned to help people in the Borough of Oadby & Wigston make informed comments on the borough’s emerging new Local Plan.

The sessions will allow locals to speak to officers from the council’s Planning Policy Team and give their thoughts on the contents of the new draft Local Plan, before formally submitting their comments, should they wish to do so.

The new Local Plan takes into consideration a huge number of factors when setting out the proposed vision for the Borough of Oadby & Wigston including the built and natural environment, housing, infrastructure, open space, employment and community facilities.

The borough’s current Local Plan was adopted in April 2019 and it is common practice for this to be reviewed and replaced after around five years, allowing the plan to respond to new issues and challenges that might have emerged. The new draft Local Plan also takes into account comments submitted by the public in early 2023, during the first stage of consultation.

As part of this consultation exercise, a series of information drop-ins will be taking place on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 9 April at Wigston Leisure Centre – between 12pm and 2pm
  • Wednesday 10 April at Brocks Hill Council Offices, Oadby between 12pm and 2pm.
  • Thursday 11 April at Blaby Road Park Pavilion, South Wigston 12pm and 2pm.
  • Wednesday 17 April at Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby between 5pm and 7pm.
  • Thursday 18 April at Blaby Road Park Pavilion, South Wigston 12pm and 2pm.
  • Saturday 20 April on Bell Street / Leicester Road, Wigston between 11am and 2pm.
  • Saturday 27 April on The Parade, Oadby between 11am and 2pm.

All the information and documentation regarding the new draft Local Plan can be found on this website, including details of how to respond to the consultation.

Learn more and view the documentation

All comments must be received by midday on Wednesday 15 May.

Adrian Thorpe, Head of The Built Environment at Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, said: “Our new draft Local Plan sets out our vision to create a sustainable, vibrant future for Oadby & Wigston for all those that live or work in the borough.

“Our current adopted Local Plan has, and continues to provide, a robust framework to guide development within the borough. Updating and refreshing this with our new plan will ensure we maintain this position, and the public’s views are key to this process.

“I would encourage everyone to share their comments and help us shape the future of our borough up to 2041 and beyond.”