A good first visit is the Planning Portal website which covers England and Wales.
Leicestershire County Council don’t generally deal with residential planning, more the likes of schools, roads, waste facilities and mineral extraction. This leaves the city and seven district councils as the key decision makers in their respective areas:
Leicester city – Environment and planning
Blaby – Planning and building
Charnwood – Environment and planning
Harborough – Planning
Hinckley and Bosworth – Planning and building control
Melton – Environment and planning
North West Leicestershire – Environment and planning
Oadby and Wigston – Environment and planning
(Not sure which area you are in? Use the postcode search on www.theyworkforyou.com which will find your local councillor)
For current developments, see our earlier post on local plans and strategies across the different authority areas.