Simon Galton

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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

SHOCK NEWS! 250 HOUSES FOR THURNBY & SCRAPTOFT

by simongalton on 7 May, 2010

Within the past 48 hours we have been informed that an outline planning application for around 250 dwellings on the two fields to the east of Pulford Drive has been submitted to Harborough District Council (HDC). The application has been made by Jelson Ltd who own most of the fields immediately bordering the houses on […]

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Scraptoft Hall Planning Inquiry – Simon’s response

by simongalton on 9 February, 2010

Below is a copy of what i submitted to the planning inspector about Scraptoft Hall, back in December. We are still waiting to hear any news. As one of three ward councillors, I have represented the village of Scraptoft for 20 years. I am a member of the Planning Committee and was present at the […]

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Just wanted to up date you on developments  in Harborough – on Monday night (23rd) i managed to write a successful motion that won the vote.  It has some important points on the Co-op’s Eco-Town- and this will hopefully be the one of the final nails in the coffin The motion said: “That this Council […]

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Sorry it has been so long since my last post – i am currently looking into a new website for the county group! I sent this press release out last week on housing – let me know what you think!!! Liberal Democrat’s response to Regional assembly on Housing  Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision of […]

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Statement on Eco-towns announcement

by simongalton on 27 July, 2009

Dear all, Having spent a while reading through the documents and statements following the Governments announcement on eco-towns two weeks ago – I thought I would do an update on the actual situation.   First things first, I think we should all be pleased with the fact that Pennbury didn’t make the primary list of eco-towns […]

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Following an intense debate on the issues of housing in the last County Council meeting before the elections in June, a Liberal Democrat amendment was agreed with all parties and moved with unanimous approval. Simon Galton Leader of the Lib Dem Group said: “I am delighted – after a very passionate debate on housing numbers and […]

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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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The latest government solution in meeting housing needs is to promise £13 Million to be used to buy surplus housing stock from developers and convert into affordable/social housing. As an idea this seems fine yet the detail suggests that this money will buy 335 homes across the entire country. Although i welcome any increase to the allocation […]

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Following an intensive campaign a local protest group in Warwickshire has successfully managed to have a judicial review enacted. The group called BARD received the ruling from Mr Justice Collins on 11th September. The outcome is a review to be presented by the High Court before the year end which could potentially set the precedent […]

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