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St Georges Barracks: HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DEVELOPMENT MASTERPLAN CONSULTATION 

There is just one week left to comment on the draft Masterplan consultation that proposes to turn St.Georges Barracks and the airfield training area in to a new town and large quarry. If you are concerned about these proposals then make sure your voice is heard, the more comments received from the local community the more chance we have of influencing the final form of the development.
Our influence has already been felt in the choice of options, the chosen option includes a ‘green gap’ between the new town and North Luffenham because the Parish Council lobbied on your behalf on this point. So what you say now matters.
You can respond on line by going to this webpage:
There is a link at the bottom of the page to the online form.
Or if you would like a paper form and a copy of the development proposals please contact Tim Collins at 6 Sycamore Road or by email tim.collins.nlv@btinternet.com
Key Issues to consider in your response
1. The scale and density of the proposed new town; is this ‘Right for Rutland’? If build as currently proposed the new town will have 3,500 homes, this equates to about 9,800 people. Rutland’s total population is currently only about 38,000 people. What do you think?
2. While we welcome the Masterplan’s proposal for a green gap to separate the village from the new town is this green gap wide enough? The current plans also suggest that much of the green gap should be given over to playing fields. The Parish Council feels that the green gap could be wider, a proper ‘greenbelt’ between our village and the new town and that it should not be suburbanised with playing fields. We feel the last point is of particular importance as it poses a real risk to the green space: unused playing fields have been sold off for housing development and if well used they pose a threat of development creep with clubhouses and night time flood lights. We believe the green gap should be part of the proposed country park and available for the quiet enjoyment of all local residents.What do you think?
3. The Masterplan proposes that a quarry should be developed to within a few hundred metres of North Luffenham and that it should extend up to the southernmost boundary of the old airfield. This poses a noise and pollution risk to our village. The Parish Council believes there should be a wider separation zone, and that the quarry should not cross south of the old airfield taxi way. This would provide a better buffer zone, be less intrusive in the wider landscape and would also conserve an access corridor to the proposed heritage and ecology zone around the Thor Missile Sites. Importantly this access corridor would continue to provide fantastic views over the Chater valley, views that would be lost to the public if the site was quarried.What do you think?
4. The Masterplan does not currently set out any clear plans for the infrastructure that will (or won’t) be provided before and during the building of the new town. We feel this is a major omission. In addition to the issues already mentioned the acceptability of the proposals will depend on improvements to major road junctions and how the routes the inhabitants of the new town are steered (through careful design and planning) to use in getting to and from it.What do you think?
Now is your chance to make your voice heard – don’t miss out.
PS – If you have already responded and feel there are still issues you would like to raise then please respond again to the consultation

Cricket on the Oval – Tuesday Night League

North Luffenham will be playing their first home match of the Borough League Tuesday evening series against Sproxton  at 6pm tomorrow.

Everyone is welcome to come along and watch, and if you fancy a knock call Woody on 07719264041

 

This Post will expire at 2:21pm on Thursday June 28th, 2018.

Village Day – Archery Returns to Butt Lane

In the Middle Ages archery practice was a feudal obligation, and every settlement had its practice area.

The origin of the name “Butt Lane” may come from Middle English butte which was a ‘mark for archery’, ‘target’, ‘goal’.

On Village Day (Sunday May 20th) Michael Anker will  be running “Have a Go” Archery taster sessions on the Oval at 3:30 by the cricket nets for anyone who would like to re-create the medieval use of the area (but with modern recurve bows )

All ages and abilities are welcome to give it a try

Michael will be taking donations for Dove Cottage Day Hospice at Ridlington from participants

 

 

Village Day – Fun Dog Show

There will be a fun dog show open to all on Village Day on Sunday 20th May

This will be held between 2.30pm – 3.30 pm in the Arena, and run by Paul Cummings

Judging will be on several fun categories, including:

• Sit & Stay

• Walk to Heel

• Sausage Catching

• Best Young Handler (Under 12 yrs)

• Best Fancy Dress – Dog & Handler

• Most Lovable Dog

Feel free to bring yourself and your dog along on the day

St Georges Barracks – Masterplan Consultation

From RCC:

Consultation around the first high-level plan for the St George’s Barracks site in Rutland is now live, with full details available to view on a new, dedicated website: www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk

During the consultation period local communities, the wider Rutland public and key stakeholder groups are all invited to share their views on the proposals being put forward for discussion.

The following public events are taking place from today as part of the consultation:

Activity Location Date Time
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Friday 11 May 2018 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Saturday 12 May 2018 10.00am to 2.00pm
Open exhibition Oakham Library Monday 14 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 Normal Library opening hours
Presentation and drop-in session St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham Wednesday 16 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Uppingham Town Hall Thursday 17 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Presentation and drop-in session Edith Weston Village Hall Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Ketton Library Wednesday 30 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm

All of the materials available at these events, together with information that has already been published in relation to St George’s, can be viewed online at: www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk

Feedback on the high-level St George’s plan can be submitted at any point during the consultation, which runs until the end of May. Feedback forms will be available at each of the events listed above, while it is also possible to submit comments direct via the new website.

If you have any questions about the consultation or any of the information outlined above, please contact us by emailing: stgeorges@rutland.gov.uk

 

Garden Club Meeting This Evening -Scented Plants

Don’t forget it’s Garden Club this Thursday 10th May with the final speaker before the summer break! The club  will be welcoming Geoff Hodge with a talk on ,Scented Plants and the Scented Garden’. 

Geoff may be a familiar name as he is a freelance horticultural author, editor and broadcaster, writing regularly for publications such as ‘Garden Answers’.

You’ll learn plenty, have a good laugh, and he donates lots of extra raffle prizes!!

Please feel free to bring any spare seeds/seedling/plants to offer to other members. – 7.30pm at the Community Centre – all welcome – guests £2 per person, with tea/coffee/biscuits to start & raffle at the end

Community Safety Consultation Survey 2018

RCC would like to give the people of Rutland the opportunity to tell them how they feel about local Community Safety, so that they can have a better understanding of the local issues

Please follow the link below for the Consultation survey

Community Safety Survey 2018

The information that you provide will be considered during future development and delivery of services and help to shape the priorities for the 2017-2020 Strategy Plan.       

RCC Response to North Luffenham / Edith Weston Concerns Paper

RCC have published their responses to the joint Concerns paper from North Luffenham / Edith Weston on the proposed St Georges Barracks development

It can be found on the RCC ST Georges Web page here:

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-council/st-georges/

St Georges RCC Master Plan Consultation

RCC have confirmed that consultation around the first high-level plan for St George’s will take from 11th to 27th May 2018.

During this time local communities, the wider Rutland public and key stakeholder groups will be asked to share their views on the ideas and suggestions being put forward for discussion.

If you have any questions about the consultation or any of the information outlined above, please contact RCC via email: stgeorges@rutland.gov.uk

The following public events will take place as part of the consultation:

Activity Location Date Time
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Friday 11 May 2018 3.00pm to 7.00pm
Open exhibition Victoria Hall, Oakham Saturday 12 May 2018 10.00am to 2.00pm
Open exhibition Oakham Library Monday 13 May to Sunday 27 May 2018 Normal Library opening hours
Presentation and drop-in session St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham Wednesday 16 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Uppingham Town Hall Thursday 17 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Presentation and drop-in session Edith Weston Village Hall Wednesday 23 May 2018 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Drop-in session Ketton Library Wednesday 30 May 2018 2.00pm to 8.00pm

 

Planning Application: Fir Tree House Ketton Road

PROPOSAL: Proposed alterations and extension to existing garage to create additional double garage with storage room above.

Reference: 2018/0304/FUL

Fir Tree House, Ketton Road, North Luffenham, STAMFORD, Rutland, PE9 3UT

Full details available at:  RCC Planning Database

 

The Fox – 4th Annual Beer Festival

The Fox will be holding its 4th Annual Beer Festival, with16 real ales – cider – live music – good food  on the MAYDAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 4-7th MAY

  • Friday 4th May Live music from local band ‘The Tin Pigeons’
  • Saturday 5th May 8.30pm Live rock and pop music from ‘The Extones’
  • Sunday 6th May 8.30pm Open mic afternoon 4pm-7pm Karaoke 7pm- Late
  • Monday 7th May 7pm Beer festival quiz Cash Prizes

RUTLAND CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2016/17 OPEN ALL DAY – ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY

THE FOX 1 PINFOLD LANE NORTH LUFFENHAM RUTLAND LE15 8LE www.thefoxrutland.co.uk TEL : 01780 720991