What Are Limits to Development? 

Limits to Development are a commonly used tool in Local Plans that provide clear, defensible boundaries around settlements within which development will normally be confined. They have been used as a planning policy tool in North West Leicestershire for a considerable time.

Limits to Development distinguish between areas of development and development potential and areas of restraint, such as countryside.

What method was used to review the draft Limits to Development?

The draft Limits to Development have been defined using the following criteria:

 i. Existing commitments by virtue of an extant planning permission  for residential or employment development on the fringes of settlement; ( they may not be reflective of recent planning applications)

 ii. The Limits to Development follow clearly defined physical features such as wall, fences, hedgerows and roads.

 iii. The inclusion of schools, halls, large houses and other buildings which stand in extensive grounds would depend on their relationship to the overall fabric of the settlement. In some cases, their relative isolation caused by their spacious setting would justify total exclusion, whereas in other cases, the building itself could be included within the Limits to Development but the curtilage excluded.

Will existing planning permissions be affected?

No. Existing planning permissions are not affected by this consultation and are counted as ‘existing commitments’ when calculating the amount of housing required. Existing planning permissions can be implemented within the time limit and once all planning conditions have been compiled with as set out in the decision notice.

Draft Limits to Development plans

Albert Village 

Albert Village Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.47 Mb)

Appleby Magna 

Appleby Magna Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.34 Mb)

Ashby 

Ashby Draft Limits of Development (PDF Document, 2.05 Mb)

Belton 

Belton Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

Blackfordby 

Blackfordby Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

Breedon 

Breedon Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.25 Mb)

Castle Donington 

Castle Donington Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 1.4 Mb)

Coalville Urban Area 

Coalville Urban Area Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 5.62 Mb)

Coleorton 

Coleorton Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.48 Mb)

Diseworth 

Diseworth Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.27 Mb)

Donisthorpe 

Donisthorpe Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.58 Mb)

Ellistown 

Ellistown Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.46 Mb)

Heather 

Heather Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

Ibstock 

Ibstock Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.97 Mb)

Kegworth 

Kegworth Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.75 Mb)

Long Whatton 

Long Whatton Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.41 Mb)

Measham 

Measham Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.87 Mb)

Moira 

Moira Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.78 Mb)

Oakthorpe 

Oakthorpe Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

Packington 

Packington Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.3 Mb)

Ravenstone 

Ravenstone Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.38 Mb)

Swannington 

Swannington Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 1.24 Mb)

Worthington 

Worthington Draft Limits to Development (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)

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