North West Leicestershire District Council is both the Council’s name and geographical location and is situated between Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Derby, and Nottingham. The area of the district is 108 square kilometres.

Main roads through the district are the M42/A42 between Birmingham and Nottingham and the A50/A511 between Leicester and Burton upon Trent.  The M1 motorway, which runs through the district, is accessible from junctions 22, 23, 23A and 24. The nearest railway stations are at Burton upon Trent, Loughborough, and Leicester.

With a population of almost 93,500, North West Leicestershire is mainly a rural district, sitting at the heart of the National Forest, bringing in tourism from around the country. It is home to East Midlands Airport, which has replaced the mines as one of the region’s major employers. It is a key location for many large businesses, with the likes of Pall-Ex, United Biscuits and TNT having bases here, and large developments like Marks and Spencer distribution centre making North West Leicestershire their home.

Like many other shire districts, authority over North West Leicestershire is shared between the district council and the county council. Areas of responsibility of the district council include local planning, building control, council housing, refuse collection, recycling and some leisure services and parks.

Last updated: Tue 18 June, 2024 @ 14:41