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Archive: Update from Brag on Housing Developments June 2nd 2011


Recently, it has been a rather quiet period on local planning although there were some notable applications for developments declined, in Sileby and Rothley, in the weeks before the local elections. The plan for a development of around 300 homes on land off Melton Road, re-submitted by Jelson Ltd last summer, has not returned to an agenda for the Charnwood Borough Council planning committee although, on 26th May 2011, it had its first meeting since the local elections.

We understand that the local highways authority, Leicestershire County Council, has raised concerns with the developer and to date they have not responded. You may recall the original submission from the developer was turned down on nine points of objection in March 2010, mostly on highways related issues. Until the highways authority can give its assessment to the Borough Council no decision on the application will be made. It was open to the developer, after three months without a decision from CBC to make a non-determination appeal. This has not happened. We wonder why?

There is suggestion in the village that other developers are considering planning applications for housing in other parts of the village. Observation of traffic queue counting at the junction of Cotes Road and North Street/ High Street has added to speculation. At this time no applications for major housing development other than the Jelson application appear for Barrow Upon Soar, on the Borough Councils planning website.

At a recent meeting BRAG members agreed to oppose any further major housing developments in the village from any developer, in particular those which would have the effect of pushing out the built boundaries of the village. We want to see our countryside preserved. Enough is enough in this village.

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Last Updated. 16-June-2018 By admin