Strategic Growth Plan Exhibition Visits Syston 12th March to 5th April

An exhibition with information about a plan setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is at a number of locations in Charnwood.

The display is about a draft Strategic Growth Plan which is 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).

People are being urged to have their say on the growth plan during a consultation which runs until 5th April 2018. People can find out more about the plan online or by visiting the display. The growth plan is also being highlighted in the media and on social media.

The 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.

The final version of the plan will provide strategic direction and help shape the Local Plans that the city, borough and district councils are or will be preparing or reviewing.

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

Charnwood Borough Council has arranged for a display to be at the following locations:

* Charnwood Borough Council offices, Southfield Road, Loughborough – until 5th April 
* Thurmaston Parish Council, Elizabeth Park Sport Centre, Checkland Road, Thurmaston – until 8th March 
*Syston Town Council, Community Centre, School Street, Syston – 12th March to 5th April 

Cllr Eric Vardy, the borough council’s lead member for planning, said: “The growth plan will help make sure development takes place in the most sustainable places and secures the infrastructure our communities need such as roads, schools, open spaces and more.

“I would encourage people to look at the strategy and give us their views.”

For more information about the growth plan and to have a say, please visit www.llstrategicgrowthplan.org.uk.