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Leicestershire is to have two representatives on a national board responsible for the Environment and housing issues in Local Government. Following internal party elections, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Leicestershire County Council, Simon Galton, will join David Parsons on LGA’s Environment and Housing Programme Board. One of the Board’s key responsibilities is planning […]

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Following repeated arson attacks and criminal damage on the Hall in recent weeks, Cllr Amanda Burrell and I attended a site meeting on 26th May with owners of the Hall and key agencies including Planning, Building Control, English Heritage and the Police. I was shocked at the deterioration of the hall since I was last on […]

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Outcomes of Planning Committee Meeting

by simongalton on 9 March, 2011

Many local residents will be pleased to hear that all four planning applications were turned down at the Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday evening, including the Davidson application which had been recommended for approval by the Planning Officers.  Having considered all the information presented, my colleague Cllr Amanda Burrell and I argued that as this […]

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Planning officers at Harborough District Council have released their recommendations in respect of the 5 major planning applications In Scraptoft, Thurnby and Bushby ahead of the special Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday 8th March. The full report on each application can be accessed on the Council’s website www.harborough.gov.uk. In a surprise development, the application on land south […]

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Planning officers at Harborough District Council have now confirmed that a special meeting of the Planning Committee will take place on Tuesday 8th March to consider the 5 major applications in Scraptoft, Thurnby and Bushby. The meeting will start at 6pm in the Council Offices, Market Harborough and is open to the public, press, applicants […]

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With three major planning applications pending for 565 dwellings and the prospect of two more in the next few weeks, many people are asking why developers are targeting the Thurnby, Bushby and Scraptoft area.  There is probably no single answer to this question and a check of large applications submitted throughout Leicestershire shows other districts […]

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Harborough District Council has published its long awaited development plan which sets out the number of houses to be built across the district during the next 15 years. The figure for Scraptoft, Thurnby and Bushby is 350. Since this is a strategic document no detailed locations for development are given at this stage. These will be […]

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Following the public meeting in Fernvale School on 10 June over 100 letters of objection have been sent to Harborough District Council.  Many local residents have asked to be kept informed as the planning application progresses through its stages and this report provides an update on the current situation. If you haven’t already sent your […]

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The meeting is due to take place Monday 7th June at 7:30pm at Fernvale Primary School, somerby road, Thurnby. I will definitely be there, this is the first chance we have to see the full plans that Jelson Ltd have submitted for 250 homes off Pulford Drive. It will also be a good chance to hear from a […]

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Following from the post below – i now have the referrence number for Jelson’s planning application for 250 homes. The plans can be viewed online at www.harborough.gov.uk through the following process: click on planning half way down the page click on “view planning applications online” click on “start viewing applications” Enter planning reference number 10/00620/OUT and […]

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