Planning

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Planning at Leicestershire County Council.

We administer applications which relate to:

  • Mineral development eg quarrying
  • Waste developments eg landfill sites
  • Council's own developments.

We don't deal with applications for:

  • householder eg extensions
  • residential eg housing estates
  • commercial eg offices or shops

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Transportation infrastructure for new developments.

The Highways Act 1980, Section 31(6) provides a mechanism for landowners to acknowledge the presence of existing rights of way across their land and negate any intention to dedicate further ways thereby preventing new rights being established.

Developer contributions play a fundamental role in helping to ensure that the impacts of development on local infrastructure (roads, schools, and other public services) are appropriately mitigated and that the right infrastructure is in place to support it.

We deal with planning applications that relate to minerals, waste planning or our own developments.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan for Leicestershire

Find out about neighbourhood planning and how you can use it to develop and improve your local area.

Under the Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975 and The Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 Leicestershire County Council are responsible for issuing a safety certificate in the respect of sports grounds that are designated by the Secretary of State and/or regulated stands.

We offer advice on development proposals which need planning permission in line with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Local Plan policies. We recommend talking about this as soon as possible, ideally before you submit a planning application.

You can request biodiversity data, as well as share your sightings of species with the Leicestershire and Rutland Environmental Records Centre - the main county archive.

General information about the registers of common land and town and village greens

Strategic reports on biodiversity across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Biodiversity information and advice to support planning applications.

News

Trees in small woodland

The resource will be used by highway planners to guide the re-establishment of trees along the highway and in the creation of new developments

Development of new school for Castle Donington gathers pace

Report sets out the money used, sought and received from developers