Leicester City Council is creating a Local Plan for Leicester.  This will define the City’s development policies for the period from 2020 to 2036.


The Council carried out a consultation on the Local Plan.  This was affected by Covid-19: the consultation period was extended, but it was not possible to hold public meetings that the Council would normally expect to be able to do.

The consultation documents can be found on the consultation portal for the Local Plan Consultation.

The Forum produced a response to the consultation, which was limited by the inability to hold public meetings and engage with people in Knighton during the restrictions enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Council carried out an initial consultation on elements of the Local Plan in 2017.  The result of this consultation (as a PDF) is available on the Council’s website.  The Forum will be working to align the Neighbourhood Plan to policies in the Local Plan.

During the 2017 consultation we produced a summary about the Local Plan and what it means for Knighton.  If you are interested, you can read the documents that make up the consultation. We have produced a diagrammatic guide that explains the various parts of the consultation document set.

The consultation, links to all the documents and details of exhibitions about the Local Plan can be found on the City Council’s Consultation site.  The consultation closed on 31st October 2017.  The Forum discussed the Local Plan consultation at an Open Meeting on 17th October 2017.

Our response can be found here.


The Council consulted on the Leicester Local Plan 2016 – 2031 Sustainability Appraisal Including Strategic Environmental Assessment Scoping Report, which sets the context for the Local Plan and specifies a number of existing policies and plans that apply and legislation that needs to be taken into account.  That consultation closed on 5th December 2016.

Officers from the Planning Department of the City Council spoke about the Local Plan at the meeting of the Forum on Tuesday 20th September 2016.