The Borough Council is undertaking a public consultation on the New Local Plan and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report for an eight week period between midday Friday, 3 September 2021 and midday Friday, 29 October 2021.

This stage of the New Local Plan preparation process (Regulation 18) is very much focused on identifying the key issues and challenges that may exist within the Borough area over the next Plan period, and how the New Local Plan will respond to these issues and challenges.

The New Local Plan Issues and Options consultation is a suite of documents, each looking at a specific topic area, as set out below:

Part 01. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Introduction and Next Steps (PDF Document, 622.56 Kb)

Part 02. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Overarching Policy Areas (PDF Document, 546.19 Kb)

Part 03. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Strategic Housing (PDF Document, 583.87 Kb)

Part 04. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Employment (PDF Document, 544.19 Kb)

Part 05. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Economy (PDF Document, 557.86 Kb)

Part 06. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Green Infrastructure (PDF Document, 593.78 Kb)

Part 07. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Environment and Sustainability (PDF Document, 535.5 Kb)

Part 08. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Infrastructure (PDF Document, 626.99 Kb)

Part 09. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Local Housing (PDF Document, 575.53 Kb)

Part 10. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Design and Character (PDF Document, 601.36 Kb)

Part 11. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Economy Retail and Leisure (PDF Document, 595.84 Kb)

Part 12. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Health and Wellbeing (PDF Document, 561.57 Kb)

Part 13. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Local Services (PDF Document, 550.87 Kb)

Part 14. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Heritage (PDF Document, 529.87 Kb)

Part 15. New Local Plan Issues & Options - Masterplanning (PDF Document, 393.63 Kb)

New Local Plan SA Scoping Report 03.09.21 (PDF Document, 1.03 Mb)

To ensure that local communities, local businesses and other interested stakeholders help shape the future of the Borough, the Council would encourage comment and feedback on any or all relevant documents, as above.

How to make representations

You can submit comments on the documents via email or letter. There is no standard format for comments.

Email –

Post – Planning Policy Team, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, LE18 2DR.

All comments must be received by midday on Friday 29 October, 2021.

In addition, please note that all comments received will be made public and published on the Council’s website at a later date.

Consultation exhibitions

As part of the public consultation exercise, the Planning Policy team will be attending consultation exhibitions throughout the Borough. These exhibitions will be taking place at the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 16 September, 2021 - Wigston Leisure Centre, Wigston between 12 noon and 3pm.
  • Friday 24 September, 2021 - The Parade, Oadby between 10am and 1pm.
  • Wednesday 29 September, 2021 - Blaby Road Park pavilion, South Wigston between 10am and 1pm.
  • Friday 8 October, 2021 - Bell Street, Wigston between 1pm and 4pm.
  • Tuesday 12 October, 2021 - Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby between 10am and 1pm.
  • Wednesday 13 October, 2021 - South Leicestershire College, South Wigston between 10am and 1pm
  • Tuesday 19 October, 2021 - Parklands Leisure Centre, Oadby between 5pm and 8pm.

If you have any questions or queries relating to the above, please contact the Planning Policy Team at

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 email and postal address set out above.

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)

Call for Sites

Alongside this Regulation 18 Issues and Options consultation period, the Council would welcome the submission of any further suitable land parcels (no minimum site size threshold) and invite any interested parties, including local residents; businesses; landowners; developers; and, agents, to identify potential sites for consideration for development which could comprise part of the Borough’s housing and economic development land supply, post 2031.

For further details and information on how to submit a site, please visit the Council’s Call for Sites web page.

Last updated: Thursday, 23 September 2021 12:14 pm