Melton Borough Council

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Melton local plan 1999

The Melton Local Plan was adopted in 1999 and provides the local planning framework for the Borough.  Since the Melton Local Plan was prepared a planning system based upon Regional Plans and Local Development Frameworks was introduced. This system has also been replaced through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. As a result the Melton Local Plan is becoming out of date and we have decided to replace it with a new local plan.

As many local plans expire and replacements are prepared, the Government has considered which parts of an authority's local plan should continue to apply. This is called the ‘saving’ process and policies which are considered to be up to date and appropriate under the guidance provided at the national and regional levels are ‘saved’ by the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has made a Direction under Paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. Only those policies listed in the Direction continue to be part of the development plan.


The Melton Local Plan is available to view below. Each excerpt is in the format as published in 1999 following adoption.  As a consequence the documents must be read in conjunction with the 'Saving' Direction as not all of the policies remain part of the development plan.

An interactive local plan (updated Melton local plan 2018 version) is available which allows the site specific policies relevant to a location to be identified. 

Melton Local Plan



Overall Strategy


Industry and Employment


Countryside and the Natural Environment


Built Environment and Conservation

Shops and Offices

Advertisements and Shop Fronts

Education and Community Facilities

Recreation and Leisure

Minerals, Despoiled Land and Waste Disposal

Utilities and Other Services


New Village




1. Sites of Ecological, Geological or Other Scientific Interest

2. Ancient Monuments and Sites of Archaeological Interest

3. Listed Buildings Outside Village Inset Maps

4. Car Parking Standards for New Developments

5. Standards for the Provision of Public Amenity Open Space


6. Playing Space Standards for Residential Developments



Proposal Maps can be viewed here.