Preferred Options (Reg 18B) Draft Local Plan

Period of public consultation from 12pm on Wednesday 3 April to 12pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024.

The borough council is undertaking a public consultation on the emerging New Local Plan. It seeks to cover the period up to the year 2041 and will plan for new development within the borough between now and then.

The draft Plan sets out a Vision, Spatial Objectives and Policies to guide future development in the borough.

The following documents are of relevance to this consultation:

Please note: this version of the draft plan does not contain any site allocations, but it does contain a list of all sites that have been submitted as Site Options to date.

The next round of public consultation is due to take place in spring 2025 on the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan (Reg 19) and it will be that document that will contain information on proposed site allocations and associated Policies.

This draft Plan (known as a Regulation 18B consultation) is supported by a Sustainability Appraisal / Strategic Environmental Appraisal (SA/SEA) and a Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA).

The draft Plan and the accompanying documents are being consulted on for a six-week period between 12pm on Wednesday 3 April to 12pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024.

If you would like to view a hard copy of the consultation documents, they are available at the following locations (please check opening times before travelling):

  • Brocks Hill Council Offices, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ
  • Oadby Library, 10 The Parade, Oadby, LE2 5BF
  • Wigston Library, Bull Head Street, LE18 1PA
  • South Wigston Library, Bassett Street, South Wigston, LE18 4PE

If you would like a short explanation of what a Local Plan is and how it is prepared, you can watch this 3 minute video prepared by The Planning Inspectorate. Note, this video has not been prepared by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council.

The council has also prepared some Frequently Asked Questions to assist in digesting the relevant key information.

New Local Plan - FAQs (PDF Document, 413.81 Kb)

You might also wish to look at these New Homes Fact Sheets prepared by Homes England which provide some useful context on why new homes are needed and how they are planned for.

This stage of the preparation process (Regulation 18B) is very much focused on setting out the Council's Preferred Options for Policy objectives over the next Plan period, and how the New Local Plan will respond to the issues and challenges that were raised under the previous consultation stage.

Drop-in Sessions

We have held seven public drop-in sessions during the course of the consultation period. These provided an opportunity for local residents and businesses to discuss the consultation with the Planning Policy Team across a range of locations, on various days and times of the week to capture the views of the local community.

Date Time Location

Tuesday 9 April 2024


Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre

(In reception)

Wednesday 10 April 2024


Brocks Hill, Oadby

(Gazebo on the grass area outside Jenno’s Coffee House)

Thursday 11 April 2024


Blaby Road Park, South Wigston

(In the pavilion)

Wednesday 17 April 2024


Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby

(In reception)

Thursday 18 April 2024


Blaby Road Park, South Wigston

(In the pavilion)

Saturday 20 April 2024


Wigston Town Centre, Bell Street / Leicester Road

(Next to the digital sign, outside Loros)

Saturday 27 April 2024


Oadby Town Centre, The Parade

(Next to the digital sign)

Alternatively, a member of the Planning Policy Team was available in-person at the Brocks Hill Council Offices, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 10 April, Wednesday 17 April, Wednesday 24 April, Wednesday 1 May, and Wednesday 8 May, 2024.

Responding to the consultation

Please download and complete the Consultation Submission Form and attach any relevant supporting evidence. We would encourage respondents to please use a new Submission Form for every separate matter, such as Policy, Paragraph or Site Option.

Consultation Submission Form - Spring 2024 (Word Document, 109.23 Kb)

Each Form and / or any relevant supporting evidence must be sent to us via:

  • Email:; or,
  • Post: Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, FAO. Planning Policy Team, Brocks Hill Council Offices, Washbrook Lane, Oadby, LE2 5JJ

Please remember to include the chapter, policy and paragraph your comments relate to on each Submission Form to ensure that the council’s Planning Policy Team can accurately review and take account of your comments as part of this process.

Please note:The deadline for all representations is 12pm on Wednesday 15 May 2024.

All comments will help us develop and work towards a final version of the New Local Plan. There will be further consultation before the final version is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. This is due to take place in Spring 2025. Further details regarding the delivery timetable are set out within the council’s Local Development Scheme (Spring 2024).

Please note: Your name, organisation and comments may be made publicly available when we report the outcomes of this consultation and cannot be treated as confidential. In line with the General Data Protection Regulations, details such as your address and signature, will not be made publicly available at any time.

Planning Policy Consultation Database

If a person, organisation, and / or business would like to be added to the Council’s Planning Policy Consultation Database so that they will be informed about future planning policy public consultations, please contact the Planning Policy Team via the

Current Local Plan

Until the New Local Plan has been through each stage of public consultation, as per the Council’s up to date Local Development Scheme, and formally adopted by the Council, the current adopted Local Plan is still up-to-date.

View the current adopted Local Plan (2019)

Last updated: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 9:34 am