You will have received today a note from Mr Gilman at Democracy HQ ?? in Pilton.  In it he enclosed a survey form for you to complete and return to him considering one single aspect of the RCC consultation, namely how many homes we would wish to see built at St George’s Barracks. I and the Parish Council and our SGB Working Group are working very hard to produce a sound response to the consultation on behalf of the Parish of North Luffenham. This will be produced in good time for consultation with the parishioners before the submission date of 24th September. A letter and pro forma will be circulated this week covering our response to the proposals in the plan. In addition we will be hosting a ‘Drop In’ session on Fri 14th from 7 – 9pm in the Village Hall. I am however concerned that should you choose to complete Mr Gilman’s form you may find that under the consultation rules, you are unable to respond fully to the RCC Consultation paper. Under these circumstances, parishioners of NL are recommended to ignore the circular sent by Mr Gilman and to take the lead from their elected Parish Councillors who are determined to protect the interests of NL Parishioners.

PBG Cummings

Chair NLPC – Tel 01780 720124


  1. Kate Waterton

    I live in Oakham and have received a copy of this questionnaire. It is presented in quite a complicated and seemingly unofficial way and it is my understanding that any communication or representation to RCC relating to such matters should only be made by following their correct procedures

  2. Rosemary Blakely

    Before reading this email…I have ALREADY filled in Mr. Gilman’s yellow form!!and dropped it into his letter box!!!!

    1. Paul Cummings

      I have just been called by Rutland County Council this morning – they are taking this matter very seriously and will be writing to all villagers today to explain what they are doing about it.



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