Residents, community groups, local businesses and others with an interest in the area are invited to give their views on the Hinckley & Bosworth Draft Local Plan in a consultation beginning 30 June.
The Local Plan is the key planning document for the borough and it will guide future development in Hinckley and Bosworth up to 2039. The draft plan sets out a preferred strategy for housing and economic growth, and includes a number of planning policies covering a range of issues such as conserving and enhancing the natural and historic environment, sustainable transport, good design and responding to the challenges of climate change. The policies will be used to guide development and respond to economic, environmental and social issues within the borough.
Councillor David Bill, Executive Member for Planning at the Borough Council said:
The Local Plan sits at the heart of the planning system and provides the framework against which all planning decisions are considered. This consultation is an important stage in moving the Local Plan forward and is a chance for residents and communities to have their say on the future of the borough.
As well as being available to view and download on the website, printed copies of the document will be located at libraries within the borough and at the Hinckley Hub.
Members of the public will be invited to attend drop-in events where planning officers will be present to answer questions, discuss views and provide advice on how to submit comments, subject to the latest coronavirus restrictions.
The consultation will run for eight weeks and ends on 27 August.