Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and other planning guidance are not part of the statutory Development Plan, but are an important consideration when we're deciding on planning applications.

Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation on the draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) runs from Friday 10 September to Friday 22 October 2021.

The SPD has been prepared to provide further detail about the application of the affordable housing policies in the Local Plan. Amongst other things, it  deals with recent changes in Government policy, arrangements for commuted payments in lieu of on-site affordable housing and rural exception site proposals.

You can make comments on the draft SPD on line or you can use the response form and email your comments to or send them by post to Planning Policy, North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville LE67 3FJ

Remember the deadline for comments is the end of Friday 22 October 2021

Next steps

The district council will review the comments received and decide what changes are needed to the SPD in response.

The expectation is that the SPD will then be adopted by the district council at which point it will be capable of being a material consideration when planning applications are considered. 

Village Design Statements

We have adopted two village design statements - for Diseworth and Appleby Magna.  Where appropriate these documents may be taken into account as a material consideration when we're determining planning applications.

Diseworth Village Design Statement (2021)

An updated Diseworth Village Design Statement (2021) was adoped by Local Plan Committee on 27 January 2021 following public consultation. The following 7 responses were received during the public consultation.

Cadwallender Family Response (PDF Document, 0.86 Mb)

Canal & River Trust Response (PDF Document, 0.13 Mb)

Castle Donington Parish Council Response (PDF Document, 0.23 Mb)

Coal Authority Response (PDF Document, 0.34 Mb)

Environment Agency Response (PDF Document, 0.22 Mb)

Leicestershire County Council (Minerals) Response (PDF Document, 0.14 Mb)

Natural England Response (PDF Document, 0.16 Mb)

Appleby Magna Village Design Statement

Appleby Magna Village Design Statement (PDF Document, 8.69 Mb)

Good Design Supplementary Planning Document

 The Good Design SPD was adopted by the Council on 25 April 2017 following public consultation.

It provides support to the Design Policies set out in the Local Plan.

Cycling Strategy Supplementary Planning Document

Policy IF1 of the adopted Local Plan (Development and Infrastructure) and policy IF4 (Transport Infrastructure and new development) identify that, amongst other matters, the council will seek the provision of new cycleways as part of new developments.

To support this Cycling Strategies have been prepared for both Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch.  These identify a number of potential routes across and through both areas together with the measures required to implement them. 

The Strategies were adopted as SPDs on 12 September 2018.

Cycling Strategy SPD - Part 1 (Coalville)

Cycling Strategy SPD - Part 2 (Ashby de la Zouch) (PDF Document, 0.68 Mb)

In adopting the Ashby de la Zouch cycling strategy, the Council agreed that there may be an alternative route to section 20-22 as set out below:

Alternative to Sections 20-22 (PDF Document, 2.84 Mb)

A Consultation Statement and an Adoption Statement have both been prepared to accompany the adoption of the SPDs.

Cycling Strategy SPD - Consultation Statement (PDF Document, 0.21 Mb)

Cycling Strategy SPDs - Adoption Statement (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb)

Shop Fronts and Advertisements Supplementary Planning Document

The Shop Fronts and Advertisements SPD was adopted by the Council in June 2019.

It supplements national and local planning policies relating to the conservation of the historic environment, the design of new development generally and the design of shop fronts specifically.

Statement of Requirements for Developer Contributions in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council has approved a 'Statement of Requirements for Developer Contributions in Leicestershire'. While we haven't approved this document, applicants are advised to look at this before submitting a planning application.

Leicestershire Planning Obligations Policy December 2014 (PDF Document, 0.78 Mb)

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Last updated: Thu 9 September, 2021 @ 18:31