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1.2 - Introduction

Equalities Statement

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council seeks to celebrate the diversity of our communities. It does, however, recognise that individuals and communities may experience unlawful discrimination in many ways despite equality laws and many examples of good practice in the Borough.

The Council considers equality as a basic human right and believes that all groups should be treated with respect and valued equally. We actively oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.

As a Council we believe that no one within our community should be disadvantaged, irrespective of where they live, their gender, age, disability, religious belief, race or sexual orientation.

We will ensure that every effort is made to provide key services to all. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council actively encourages public engagement and participation from all sections of the community in all aspects of plan making and decision taking and provides a variety of ways and means of doing so.

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If you require this consultation document in a different format such as large print or a different language, please contact the Planning Policy on 0116 257 2636 or email us at

Tell us what you think...

We want to hear your views. We welcome comments on all of the key challenges or just those you have a particular interest in. Your views will help us to develop the best strategy, policies and mix of development in the right location.

This document contains a series of questions and we would invite you to answer whichever questions you wish. The quick questions are specifically designed for local residents whilst the detailed questions are aimed more specifically at those with a particular interest in the subject and planning professionals.

What happens next?

After this consultation, we will consider all the responses we receive. From your responses and using the information we have collected, we will finalise what the new Local Plan will need to cover. We will also consider the potential options for addressing these challenges. During this time we will also undertake additional research and options testing to ensure we have looked at dealing with an issue from every angle. Overall this will help to inform the most suitable and sustainable strategy for meeting the Borough's development needs. At this stage we will seek your views again.

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