Melton Local Plan adoptedPublished Monday, 15th October 2018
Melton Borough Council voted unanimously in favour of adopting the Melton Local Plan at its meeting on 10th October.
The plan is for the whole of the Borough for the period up to 2036. It provides for the development necessary to secure growth and prosperity of the area, by providing the necessary homes to provide a workforce for our economy, large scale infrastructure which has been sought for decades and land for business to grow. It also provides growth to sustain our local communities and a suite of policies to encourage good quality development and to protect our cherished natural and historic features.
The plan is for around 6000 new homes and 50 hectares of new employment land, mostly in and around Melton Mowbray, but with enough development in the larger settlements of the surrounding rural areas to provide choice and delivery. The plan also includes policies to revitalise Melton Mowbray Town Centre and to complete the Distributor Road.
Councillor Mal Sheldon, Chair of the Council’s Place Committee said: “I am delighted that after many years of hard work, the Council now has an adopted local plan in place to guide land use and development in the Borough. Over its lifetime, the plan is likely to benefit everyone who lives and works in the Borough – whether it is through more affordable housing, new and expanded primary schools, support and sites for businesses or protection for the environment, and it will underpin our efforts to ensure that the economic growth and regeneration that the Borough needs is realised.”
Adoption of the plan is the result of over four years work that has involved several rounds of consultation which culminated in Public Examination Hearings in early 2018. In September 2018, the independent Inspector examining the plan issued her report, finding the plan sound, and capable of adoption subject to a limited number of modifications.
The Melton Local Plan 2018 and associated documents can be viewed at www.meltonplan.co.uk/adoptedplan
For more information please contact:
Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer
Melton Borough Council
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