By Ben Stevens
Leicester City Council has completed the final version of its Local Plan before it goes to consultation in the new year.
A Local Plan is a legal requirement that requires local authorities to outline how they propose to organise and allow development over the coming 15 years.
Factors taken into account in a Local Plan include health, biodiversity, climate change and heritage.
Consultations had already been carried out in 2014, 2017 and 2020, the latter two of which looked at proposed sites within the city that could be used for housing development.
The council had previously established that the overall housing need for the city between 2020-2036 is 39,424 homes, which includes houses already built and developments already in the planning stage.
Of the more than 9,000 new site homes that need to be built, Leicester City Council proposed that 71 per cent of these are built on brownfield land and 29 per cent on greenfield land.
More information is available at: https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/planning/local-plan-documents/