The substantive review involves a comprehensive review of the adopted Local Plan to take account of, amongst other things, changes that have occurred since adoption - including the publication of a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). 

It will also deal with the identification of potential employment land, which was not included in the adopted Local Plan, as well as addressing the issue of any potential unmet housing need being experienced by Leicester City Council.  It will extend the plan period beyond 2031, at least to 2036 but possibly longer to ensure that any strategic policies look ahead at least 15 years from adoption as required by the NPPF.

The timetable for the Substantive Review is:

  • Consultation on draft plan (Regulation 18) - Summer 2020
  • Pre-submission consultation (regulation 19) - Spring 2021
  • Submission - Autumn 2021
  • Examination - Winter 2021/22
  • Adoption - Autumn 2022

The substantive review is being undertaken alongside a partial review which focusses solely on Policy S1 of the adopted Local Plan.

Progress made so far

You can read more about the work we have done so far on our Local Plan Review – Progress so far page.

We are also in the process of updating various parts of our Evidence Base.  

We are also undertaking a Sustainability Appraisal.

Gypsy and Traveller Site Identification

It was the Council’s intention to plan to meet the identified need for Gypsy and Traveller sites through the production of a specific Gypsy and Traveller Site Allocation Development Plan Document (DPD). However it was agreed at a meeting of the Council's Local Plan Advisory Committee on 7 November 2018 that the needs of Gypsies and Travellers should now be addressed as part of the Local Plan Substantive review rather than through a separate Development Plan Document.

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