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Opportunity to have your say on affordable housing and the mix of market housing in the Borough.

Published Monday, 14th January 2019

Planning guidance is currently being written relating to affordable housing and housing mix.

It covers issues such as which type of market housing and affordable housing should be developed in the Borough and how affordable housing, including both rented and affordable home ownership, should be distributed throughout a residential development.

The guidance provides further detail on the interpretation of  some of the policies in the recently adopted Local Plan (2011-2036), which sets out the Council’s policies for the use and development of land across the whole of the Borough.  The guidance will be used by housing developers, builders, planning agents and planning consultants.

Cllr Mal Sheldon, Chair of the Place Committee, said “It is really important that residents help shape new developments in the Borough and I encourage as many people as possible to get involved and take part in this consultation”.

Consultation on this guidance (Housing Mix and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document) starts on Thursday 17th January and runs until Wednesday 27th February. 

There will be a public drop-in event at the Council Offices, Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH, as part of this consultation, on Tuesday 29th January between 11am and 3pm.

A paper copy of the draft document will be available to view and paper copies of the comments form can be picked up from the Council Offices during normal opening hours and from Melton and Bottesford libraries.

There will also be an opportunity to respond to the consultation via our Local Plan website

A copy of the draft document, associated evidence and forms for making comments will be online at the above address.

Further information or advice, can be obtained by phoning 01664 502502 or by e-mailing



For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications officer

Melton Borough Council

01664 504294