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New Local Plan Options
- 1. Introduction
- 2. A brief portrait of Harborough District
- 3. Vision and Objectives
- 4. Sustainable Settlements
- 5. Housing
- Why do we need to build more houses?
- How many new houses do we need to build?
- Potential Strategic Development Areas
- Alternative Housing and Employment Options
- Option 1: Rural
- Option 2: Core Strategy Distribution
- Option 3: Urban
- Option 4: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA
- Option 5: Kibworth SDA
- Option 6: Lutterworth SDA
- Option 7: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA and Kibworth SDA
- Option 8: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA and Lutterworth SDA
- Option 9: Lutterworth SDA and Kibworth SDA
- Testing the Options
- How will new housing be delivered?
- Potential housing site allocations
- Development Management
- Proposed Settlement Development Policy to replace current Limits to Development
- 6. Housing in the Countryside
- 7. Affordable Housing
- 8. Gypsy and Traveller, and Travelling Showpeople Provision
- 9. Employment
- Why do we need to provide land for more jobs?
- How much employment land do we need to provide?
- How will provision for new jobs and employment land be met?
- Where will new land for employment be provided?
- Continuing current distribution of Development (Options 1-3)
- Options involving delivery of 1 or 2 Strategic Development Areas (Options 4-9)
- Potential general employment site allocations
- Provision for Strategic Distribution
- Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground
- Leicester Airport, Stoughton
- 10. Green Infrastructure
- 11. Town Centres and Retail
- 12. Infrastructure Planning
- 13. Settlement Sections
- Appendix A: Neighbourhood Planning in Harborough District
- Appendix B: Maps to illustrate Potential Strategic Development Areas
- Appendix C: Housing Distribution Options - residual requirements
- Appendix D: Illustration of the residual housing requirement under a proportionate increase
- Appendix E: Outstanding Employment permissions and allocations - as at 31 March 2015
- Appendix F: Existing Employment sites proposed for retention and protection
- Appendix G: Maps showing Sites for Potential Employment Allocation
- Appendix H: Employment Options - residual requirements by settlement
- Appendix I: Maps to illustrate potential Strategic Distribution sites for Options A, B and C
- Appendix J: Proposed Local Green Space sites
- Appendix K: Potential Retail / Town Centre Uses Development Areas
- Appendix L: Glossary
Dear residents and businesses of Harborough District,
Welcome to this important document "A New Local Plan for Harborough- Options Consultation Paper."
This is an important milestone in our journey to making our new Local Plan for the Harborough District. The new Local Plan will replace the existing 2011 Core Strategy, and will govern planning across the District up to 2031.
We need your help as we are facing big challenges; a growing population, increased life expectancy, more single person households, and changing needs of employment. We need to build more homes and we need to provide more land for companies and business of all sizes to use to provide local jobs at all levels. Yet at the same time, we need to preserve and protect the countryside and the quality of the places and local environment which we all value and cherish so dearly.
We need your help to work out how to do this.
There are 9 options for locating housing and employment across the District, which are outlined in the following pages. We also set out some proposals for retailing, and improving our town centres, together with proposals for protecting important open spaces
Your comments are vital in helping to shape this further. Following this consultation, the Council will be examining which option (or combination of options) is the most sustainable and appropriate.
So I am now asking you, the residents and businesses of the Harborough District to take part in this process. We want and need all sections of the community to respond to this consultation. This is your chance to have your say on these vital issues which will affect the future of our District; I hope that you will do so.
Please don't leave it to others, make sure you have your say.
Councillor Phil King
Executive Member for Finance and Commercialisation; Planning and Regeneration
Harborough District Council