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Strategic Growth Plan

People have been given an opportunity to comment on how the county should grow in the future

The draft Strategic Growth Plan puts forward proposals for the new housing and transport improvements that would be needed to attract jobs and investment to Leicester and Leicestershire from now until 2050.

It will also be used to support bids for Government funding to deliver the infrastructure needed to support growth.

It's being developed by a partnership formed by Leicester City and Leicestershire County councils, the seven local borough and district authorities and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

The plan estimates that Leicester and Leicestershire needs 96,580 new homes and 367-423 hectares of employment land from 2011-2031. Some of these homes have already been built or have planning permission.

Beyond 2031, the plan identifies the need for a further 90,500 dwellings and additional employment land, which is why further land needs to be unlocked. Local Plans will deal with the detailed allocation of which sites will be brought forward.  

Since the consultation was launched, additional evidence has been published - including reports on sustainability, habitats and transport i- that people responding to the consultation might wish to read and consider.    



The consultation closed on Thursday, 10 May 2018 


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