A draft strategy that can enable the councils of Leicester and Leicestershire to plan and manage future housing growth is set to be considered by us.
The draft strategy can support decision making concerning the roads, transport and other infrastructure required to secure government funding and protect environmental and historic areas.
At a meeting on Friday (24 November), our cabinet is due to give approval for a public consultation exercise.
Thousands of new homes are set to be needed in the city and county between 2031 and 2050, and the strategy enables us to help choose locations, protect environmental and historic assets, and bid for money to put the right roads, transport and other infrastructure in place.Person:Nick Rushton, leader of the county council
“Without planning ahead, we could face random development, making it harder to put the right infrastructure in place and secure funding for it.
"We’ve been working closely with the city and district councils and this collective approach is important to the process.