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The Strategic Growth Plan has been developed by a partnership made up of Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils, the seven local borough and district authorities and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). It puts forward proposals for future development, including housing provision, that will be needed  to support population change, meet housing needs and support economic growth from now until 2050.

The Revised Plan (for Governance)

Following public consultation, a revised plan was agreed by a members’ advisory group representing all the partners.

People had been invited to comment on the draft plan by taking part in a county-wide consultation, which ran from 11 January until 10 May 2018.  In total, 588 responses were received, 79 per cent of which were from members of the public, with others received from local businesses, developers, landowners, voluntary groups and stakeholders such as parish councils, the police and health.  All these comments were considered during the preparation of the revised Strategic Growth Plan.

This revised version of the plan was formally considered by all the partner organisations under their own governance procedures, with the aim of having the plan approved by mid-December 2018.  This ‘for governance’ version of the Plan is available for download below

The Approved Plan

All 10 partners formally resolved to approve the ‘for governance’ version of the plan at a series of meetings held during November and December 2018.  Following this a new and ‘final’ version of the plan was prepared.  The final version of the plan is unchanged except for the correction of some minor typographical errors.  To reflect the timing of its formal approval it is dated December 2018.

The approved plan will be used to help shape the Local Plans that the city, borough and district councils are preparing or reviewing.  It will also be used to support bids for Government funding to deliver the infrastructure needed to support growth.

The final version of the Strategic Growth Plan is available for download below.  It is published alongside the Sustainability Statement, a document that describes the plan making process, explains how the findings of the sustainability appraisal were taken into account and informed the evolution of the plan, and confirms the indicators that will be used to monitor progress against sustainability objectives.  The Sustainability Statement is also available for download below