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Scraptoft Local Nature Reserve

by simongalton on 30 January, 2018

Over 100 people responded to the consultation on the future status of Scraptoft Nature Reserve with the vast majority opposed to the de-declaration of the site. All consultation responses on the Local Plan have been published on Harborough District Council’s website. The Draft Local Plan proposes a Strategic Development Area (SDA) of 1,200 houses on Scraptoft […]

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On 24th Nov Leicestershire County council’s Cabinet considered it formal response to the draft Harborough Local Plan. Below is the submission I made setting out the concerns about the traffic impacts of the proposed SDA at Scraptoft. The proposed Strategic Development Area at Scraptoft relies heavily on improving and upgrading Keyham Lane West to serve […]

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Come along to a drop-in event taking place this Saturday 7th Oct 2017, 9.30am – 2.30pm at the White House pub, Scraptoft Lane, Scraptoft, LE7 9SE. The Local Plan has reached an important stage and Harborough District Council is inviting representations from the public until 3rd November 2017. Two key areas of housing (strategic development […]

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Simon Galton has published a list of sites put forward to Harborough District Council to be protected as Green Space. The National Planning Policy Framework specifes that local communities through Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans should be able to identify green areas of particular importance to them for special protection. This is the list of […]

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The County Council has published plans to switch off most street lighting between 12 midnight and 5.30am in the Houghton on the Hill. This is the latest village to be chosen for “part-night lighting” in the area I represent following approval of the Energy Reduction policy about 2 years ago. The main driver for the […]

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Lib Dems on Climate Change – more sense, less spin

by simongalton on 24 March, 2009

Here is something to clarify the parties stance on the new climate change targets the Labour government will obviously write and ignore (not much point mentioning the Tories the only thing green in their party is in the Logo). As a party we have always been committed to envrionmental issues – and here is the proof: Recent scientific […]

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Home energy plans mean cheaper bills in Leicestershire

by simongalton on 13 February, 2009

PLANS by the Liberal Democrats to massively increase the energy efficiency of all homes will lead to big savings in energy bills, say Liberal Democrats in Leicestershire.  Lib Dem Envrionment Spokesman  Bill Boulter CC has backed the plans to raise the standard of home energy efficiency.  “The energy efficiency standards of 99 out of every […]

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The Liberal Democrat Group at county hall has come out in support of the County Council’s plans to challenge the Local Development Framework currently going through consultation by Charnwood Borough Council. The Liberal Democrat group has been conducting its own research into housing with the recent turmoil in the housing markets and has enlisted the […]

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The regional assembly (a unelected body that i am a member off – as it has so much influence over key areas) has been told to conduct a review of the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS). I am lead to believe that the government wants to increase the housing target number again.   As a group we oppose the […]

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Ok so there is alot of confusion in this world – sometimes words sound nicer than what they mean; because of this it is important to ensure that we as local politicians tell the truth and more importantly ensure what we say is clear – even at the risk of losing a bit of political credibility. […]

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