Services & Initiatives
Plans & Policies
The County Council is leading the restoration of the Ashby Canal from Snarestone to Moira. See Ashby Canal for more information
Community Grants are for public developments that will benefit the environment in and around Leicestershire.
See Community Grants for more information.
Leicestershire has many country parks and other open spaces for you to visit. At these you can engage in a variety of activities, from walking, sports and excursions, to learning about Leicestershire's wildlife, history and heritage.
See Country Parks for more information.
Community Heritage Initiative
The Community Heritage Initiative was a 5 year programme that worked to encourage local communities to record and celebrate the biodiversity and natural heritage of Leicestershire and Rutland.
See Community Heritage Initiative for more information.
Historic and Natural Environment (HNE)
The HNE team was created to make local heritage information more accessible and is developing systems to make the information available to many more people. High quality accurate environmental data helps everyone, from school students to business developers.
See Historic & Natural Environment Team for more information
Stepping Stones is a partnership that aims to improve greenspace and make high quality Green Infrastructure in and around Leicestershire available to all.
See Stepping Stones for more information.
Trees, Forests and Woodlands
Tree management and care, the Free Trees Scheme, forest and woodland development and foresty services for local businesses.
See Trees, Forests and Woodlands for more information.
Countryside Information & Policies
Information about the countryside including footpaths, cycle trails, horseriding, the Countryside Code and information for dog owners.
See Countryside Information for more details.
Environment Policy Statement
Information about how the Council will contribute to the improvement of the global environment through local action and will deliver sustainable development by recognising the links between the environment, people and our economy.
See Environmental Policy Statement for more information.
Environmental Purchasing Policy
This policy states the Council’s objectives relating to environmental protection and enhancement, by carrying out purchasing activities in an environmentally responsible manner
See Environmental Purchasing Policy (.pdf) for more information.
Landscape and Woodland Strategy
The Landscape and Woodland Strategy provides guidelines for conserving and enhancing distinctive landscapes and expanding the woodland cover of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in ways appropriate to each landscape character area.
See Landscape and Woodland Strategy for more information.
Information, policies and plans relating to planning in Leicestershire, including waste and minerals development planning, highways and public roads planning, strategic and community planning and links for home owners needing planning permission.
See Planning for more information.
Rights of Way Plans
These plans consider how best to manage and develop the Rights of Way network in the Countyand lists the register of applications for Definitive Map Modification Orders.
See Improvement Plan and Modification Orders Register for more information.
The River Soar and Grand Union Canal Strategy
Following a period of public consultation the Strategy for the River Soar and Grand Union Canal through Leicestershire is set to be launched at an event in November 2009. The Strategy provides an assessment of the current position, issues and future opportunities for the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal (the ‘Waterway’), and proposes a series of actions based around the themes of a Green Waterway, a Visible Waterway and an Accessible Waterway.
See Strategy for the River Soar and Grand Union Canal for more information.
Page Last Updated: 12 October 2009