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Tags: Planning

Barrowden Parish Council leads on government planning change campaign

Barrowden Parish Council (BPC) and their Chairman Cllr Gordon Brown have used the Sustainable Communities Act to work with LRALC and NALC in submitting a formal request to government to change the law.

The proposal submitted by BPC was that building Control Inspectors as part of their on site inspections be required to check that overall dimensions, floor levels, and external window and door locations... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Feb 2022 09:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Planning, Policy

Slides and Handouts from LCC Funded Medium Term Planning Course

Delegates from the recent LCC Funded Medium Term Planning training courses can access the resources used at the events below.

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 08:25 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Budget, Finance, Lcc, Planning

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC Response To Changes To Current Planning System Policy Consultation.

NALC has published its response to the current planning system policy consultation. Please click the link below to access it.

Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 10:18 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Consultation, Nalc, Planning

Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network Event 19th November

Tuesday 19th November 2019 - County Hall, Glenfield

The Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network provides an opportunity for Neighbourhood Planning groups within Leicestershire to come together and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. The Agenda for the meeting will be available shortly. If you have items that you would like to include please get in touch. If we are not able to accommodate... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:28 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, Localism, neighbourhood plan, planning, training

Consultation on unauthorised developments and encampments

Please see below for important information from NALC on a current consultation:

Dear colleague,

As you may know, the Government have recently issued a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised developments and encampments. The consultation document can be found here.

NALC will be responding to the consultation on behalf of the local councils that we represent. To help us we would like your... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:34 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, consultation, planning

How much of your area is built on?

For the first time, you can find out at the click of button exactly how the land is used in your local authority area.

Every council area in the UK has been analysed and individual maps produced showing how much of the area falls into four land categories:

  • Farmland
  • Natural
  • Built on
  • Green urban

Member councils may find this tool useful when considering such matters. Click here to access it.

The data has been... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:47 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Land, Neighbourhood Plan, Planning

"Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan" Tuesday January 24th 2017 - Uppingham

Exploring the Environmental, Social and Economic Benefits of Creating a Neighbourhood Plan Tuesday January 24th 2017

The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9PY - 10am to 4.30pm A DCLG/Locality Funded Invitation supported by Rutland County Council.

Please click on link below for information on this event which is intended to bring together communities not yet convinced about the merits of creating... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:15 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, neighbourhood plan, planning

Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network - New Website

Information regarding Leicestershire County Council's Neighbourhood Planning Network is now hosted on a new website:

Please note that if you use the previous website address ( this will automatically re-direct you to the new Leicestershire Communities website. If you then select Leicestershire Neighbourhood Planning Network from the... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:54 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, neighbourhood plan, planning

DCLG consults on proposed changes to national planning policy

DCLG is consulting on proposed changes to national planning policy and we are sure many parish councils will be interested in responding to the consultation.

Please click here for the consultation document.

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:39 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Consultation, Dclg, Planning