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25th October 2017: 7.30am arrival for a prompt 8.00am start to presentations. The event will close by 10.00am
Leicester City Council is currently undertaking public consultation into its latest Local Plan, which will guide its planning policies and land use up until 2031.
The council has to draw up Local Plans every few years, to set out how it will adapt to ongoing changes such as population growth, the need to provide new jobs, houses and schools, and other infrastructure needed to support a thriving, growing city. It will look at subjects including where and when new housing should be built. It will also examine employment needs, including encouraging investment, creating new jobs and use of existing employment land.
The Local Plan will also explore the city’s transport needs, such as future transport options, tackling congestion and improving air quality.
The greater Leicester urban area is one of the fastest growing in the country, with a population of about 650,000, of which 350,000 live within the city council area. Some of the Issues to be addressed in the local plan include:
This consultation is the very first stage of the process which is expected to last about 18 months. Views given will be used to form the first draft Local Plan, which will then go out for further public consultation. Why not come along and have the opportunity to express your views.
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Leicester City Council is the unitary authority serving the people, communities and businesses of Leicester, the biggest city in the East Midlands.
During 2011, Leicester residents voted in Peter Soulsby as the city mayor. He will lead the city for four years.
He appointed Rory Palmer as his deputy and six councillors as assistant city mayors.
There are 54 councillors representing 22 wards across the city who are appointed by local elections.
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