LEICESTER CIVIC SOCIETY
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Regeneration is vital to the prosperity of any city. Leicester Regeneration Company's 'Masterplan' launched in 2002 represented a sea change in the approach to development, away from the old 'pepperpot' individual developments of the past towards a co-ordinated plan for large parts of the city. Unfortunately, not all developments in the city came under the remit of the regeneration company. The election of Sir Peter Soulsby in 2011 brought new vision and "Visit Leicester"'s regeneration page lists the plans contained in the Economic Action Plan for 2012-2020. Included in the scheme is the Waterside Development Plan announced in the Leicester Mercury in January 2015. Leicester Civic Society has continued to champion imaginative development and challenge adverse planning applications. In 2005 we began our annual architectural awards scheme, one for restoration and one for new build, which has gone from strength to strength and has been joined by a special community award when we decided..