Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Tags: Planning

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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: Planning, Land, Neighbourhood Plan

"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, planning, neighbourhood plan

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 (www.leicestershireforums.org) 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: neighbourhood plan, LCC, 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

Parish council wins fight over 'local identified need' for housing scheme

In a case likely to be of national interest to local councils, a Norfolk parish council has won a High Court victory against a secretary of state approval for a 15-home scheme which centred on the 'local identified need' for the development.

See link below for more information.


Posted: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:05 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, planning

Leicestershire County Council's Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

Leicestershire County Council is producing a new Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

It is published as a draft and LCC want you to get involved and have your say. It's an opportunity to comment on draft policies and proposals of minerals and waste management development in the county for the future. It is important to get involved at this stage.

Full details including the draft plan and a response form are... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:38 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LCC, planning

Plain English Guide to The Planning System

The Government has just published its 'Plain English guide to the planning system'.

This document provides a summary of how the planning system in England works, using 12 headings including national planning policy, neighbourhood planning, obtaining planning permission and planning enforcement .

It is intended to give an overview and does not set out planning policy.

A copy of this document can be found... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:00 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: neighbourhood plan, Guidance, planning

New LRALC Training: Major Planning Applications & Parish/Town Councils – Increasing the effectiveness of your response (4th November 2013)


This is a re-run of the event first held in June 2013. The first event was a sell out, and we expect demand for this re-run to be very high.

Across Leicestershire and Rutland there are an increasing number of planned large scale developments which will impact on parishes and towns. These range from national projects such as HS2, through to local (but still... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:36 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: planning, training, LRALC

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