Planning in Leicestershire
The planning system in Leicestershire aims to ensure a balance between enabling community development and conserving and protecting the environment and local amenities.
The idea is to create better places for people to live, work and play in.
- Minerals, Waste & County Council Development Planning
- Household & Business Property Planning
- Highways & Transport Planning
- Neighbourhood Planning in Leicestershire
Minerals, Waste & County Council Development Planning
Help and advice about planning applications, appeals and enforcements relating to mineral extraction, waste management facilities and County Council developments.
See Minerals, Waste & County Council Development Planning for the following information:
- Planning Application Searches
- Do I need Planning Permission?
- The Minerals & Waste Development Framework
- Monitoring and Enforcement Reports
- Quarries in Leicestershire
Household & Business Property Planning
Household and business developments (not related to minerals, waste or transport) are the responsibility of the seven District Councils in the County. Planning permission may be needed for alterations and extensions to existing properties, especially listed buildings.
See District & Borough Councils for planning issues relating to:
- Residential properties
- Retail properties
- Industrial/Office properties
- Outdoor advertisements and signs
Highways & Transport Planning
For more information on Highways and Transport Planning please go to the Guidance on Transport Planning and New Development page.
The Localism Act 2011 brought in a range of new powers, giving greater control to communities. One of the new tools introduced is Neighbourhood Planning, which allows communities to create a vision for an area or site and set out planning policies for the use and development of land that will help deliver this vision.
Page Last Updated: 11 April 2013