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Publication of Statement of Common Ground relating to Housing and Employment Land Needs

District councils across Leicestershire, working with the City Council and County Council, have agreed to a proposed approach to the distribution of new homes and employment land to meet future needs which cannot be accommodated in Leicester. This document, the ‘Statement of Common Ground’, will be considered by partner councils through their own individual governance processes.

The Statement of Common Ground (SoCG) relating to housing and employment needs across Leicester and Leicestershire was first published on 13th May 2022. The SoCG was informed by two key pieces of evidence work (also published on 13th May 2022) –  The Housing and Economic Needs Assessment (HENA) and Sustainability Appraisal (SA).

Following the publication of the above documents, further technical information came to light in relation to the employment figures set out in the HENA. As a result, the published documents were withdrawn from the Strategic Growth Plan website whilst amendments were made.

Revised versions of the SoCG (and FAQs), HENA and SA have now been published (1st July 2022):

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