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Help shape Rutland's Local Plan

Date Published: 04 August 2017
Rutland County Council

Residents are being given the opportunity to share their views and help shape Rutland’s Local Plan, during an eight-week consultation that runs until Monday 25 th September.

The Local Plan provides planning policies for the whole of Rutland, as well as identifying the main locations for future development in the County.

The latest version of the Local Plan is currently being reviewed with the aim of extending the plan period from 2026 to 2036, setting out where additional new housing, employment and other development will be needed during this time.

As part of this process, the Council is seeking people’s views on a new Draft Local Plan that identifies provisional sites for additional employment, retail, waste management and minerals-related development, along with space for approximately 1,700 additional new homes to meet housing needs in Rutland over the plan period.

 “This is a great opportunity for local people to get involved and help shape future development in Rutland. One of the Council’s main aims is to help deliver sustainable growth in the county – growth that meets the needs of both current and future generations of residents while also protecting our rural environment. We are keen to hear feedback from residents and local businesses to ensure the Local Plan reflects the needs, expectations and views of our community.”Cllr Oliver Hemsley, Portfolio Holder for Growth, Trading Services and Resources

In addition to information available on the website, the Council is holding a series of exhibitions where people can find out more about the key proposals. Residents will also be given the chance to speak with Planning Officers at community roadshows that are being held throughout August and September. Details of when and where the exhibitions and roadshows will be are as follows:

Community Roadshow Dates (manned)


Dates and Times

Little Casterton Church

Thursday 3rd August

Ketton library

Wednesday 9th August
2pm - 5.30pm

Ryhall Library

Thursday 17th August
 2pm – 6pm

Uppingham Library

Tuesday 22nd August
3pm – 6pm

Victoria Hall, Oakham

Saturday 2rd September

Whissendine Village Hall

Tuesday 12th  September

Greetham Community Centre

Thursday 14th September

Cottesmore Village Hal

Tuesday 19th September
4pm - 6.45pm


Exhibition Dates (unmanned)



Ketton library

2nd-9th August

Ryhall Library

10th-17th August

Uppingham Library

19th – 26th August

Oakham Library (at the museum)

29th August- 8th September

Oakham Council Offices

31st July – 25th Sept


The Draft Local Plan can also be read in full online by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/localplanreview

Feedback on the Plan can be submitted using the online response form provided or in writing to: The Planning Policy Manager, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP.

Once the consultation is complete, Rutland County Council will consider all comments received before preparing a submission version of the Local Plan in early in 2018. 

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