Design Supplementary Planning Document

Melton Borough Council is seeking the views of local communities on the design of new development

The Council is asking local communities to help them develop the detail of the upcoming Design of New Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).


This is an opportunity for local people to tell us about the places where they live and what makes them special, as well as what they think are the most important design considerations for new developments in their area.


The Design SPD will set out how new development can be designed to successfully fit into its setting, and reflect local character. It will also cover a wide range of practical design issues such as providing sufficient parking, waste and recycling facilities and guidance to help developers achieve higher environmental standards, including addressing climate change and enhancing habitats and biodiversity.

Get involved and share your thoughts


The Council is planning to hold a series of public engagement events across Melton Borough to help develop the Design SPD.

Everyone is invited to come along and people are welcome to stay for as little or as long as they wish.


Everyone will have the opportunity to learn more about the new document, give their views on design matters in their area and speak with Council officers. They can also meet the professional urban design expert who is helping them to develop the new planning document.


The four drop-in events will be held between Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th January:

Tuesday 14th January

4:30 - 8 pm

Somerby Memorial Hall. 7 High Street. Somerby


Wednesday 15th January    

4 - 8 pm             

Waltham-on-the-Wolds Village Hall. 19 Goadby Rd, Waltham on the Wolds


Thursday 16th January          

4 - 8 pm                 

Old Dalby Village Hall. 4 Main Rd, Old Dalby

Friday 17th January             

4- 8 pm                   

Melton Borough Council Offices. Parkside, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray

If you are not able to attend one of these events but would like to take part then please do contact us, you can phone us on (01664) 502 502 or email 


Design SPD Scoping Consultation

The Council is undertook a scoping consultation for the Design SPD in June and July 2019. 

A copy of the scoping consultation document and the draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening statement (The draft regulation 9(3) statement) are available to view below along with the responses received to the consultation 

What Happens Next

The feedback from the consultation events will be used to help the Council develop a Draft Design SPD.  The draft Design SPD is expected to be subject to a 6 week consultation period in Spring 2019.

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