Simon Galton

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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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A47 – Road Safety

by simongalton on 11 June, 2010

Some time ago I requested a report to the Harborough Highways Forum on  the current road safety situation on the A47 including accident trends since the introduction of fixed and mobile speed camera plus changes to signing and lining about seven years ago. More recently local residents in Skeffington have been campaigning for a 40mph […]

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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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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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Strong concern has been expressed about a change of policy affecting 10 year olds travelling on double deck school buses in the County.  At last week’s Cabinet, Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr  Simon Galton, whose division will be affected by the changes, questioned why the cabinet felt it acceptable to treat 10 year old pupils, who happen […]

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Lib Dem Budgete response

by simongalton on 9 April, 2010

Sorry its been a long time since i posted on here. Just to let you know i have put a copy of statement about County Council Budget on my website. It is a seperate page accesible at the side of this page.

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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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