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St George’s Barracks – Time for Action

RCC will shortly be making major decisions about the St George’s Barracks development. On 26th November 2018 they will consider an application for Housing Infrastructure Funds that will be used to pay for some of the infrastructure developments needed, if they are to build a new town in the heart of the County. Once this bid is submitted, the process will be underway and will develop a momentum that will be impossible to stop. If you do not support the proposal to build a new town on our doorstep,  we need your help to influence the outcome. Now is the “Time for Action”. How can you help?  

  • WRITE LETTERS to every Rutland County Councillor – Tell them what you think
  • ATTEND the meeting at Catmose on Monday 26th November at 7pm
  • ASK QUESTIONS at the meeting on 26th November.

We will shortly be writing to all residents explaining how they can help to influence the decision and providing details of how to contact all County Councillors and offer some of the issues that you may wish to address.

If you do nothing, this huge development that may take 40+ years to complete will be foist upon the County, with no regard to the impact on the lives of you and your families.

 

PBG Cummings  – Chair NLPC

Tel: 01780 720124 / email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

This Post will expire at 12:28pm on Friday November 30th, 2018.

St George’s Barracks – Presentation to RCC Scrutiny Panel

On 11th October 2017, Paul Cummings (Chair NLPC) representing the SGB Advisory Group gave a presentation to the RCC Special Growth, Infrastructure and Resources Scrutiny Panel. The aim of the presentation was to highlight the concerns of of the villagers of North Luffenham, Edith Weston, Ketton, South Luffenham, Manton, Empingham and Normanton and to try to show the County Council some of the significant and unresolved flaws in their proposals to build a new town of 1,500 to 3,770 homes (a town larger than Uppingham) and a huge limestone quarry on the existing St George’s Barracks site. A copy of the presentation is attached.

Presentation Scrutiny Panel

On 26th November 2018, The County Council will be considering an application to the Government (Department of Housing Communities and Local Government)  for Housing Infrastructure Funds (HIF). We are concerned that such an application will inevitably lead to a Planning Application in 2019 to develop the site. Once this process has started in November it will be very difficult, and indeed probably impossible to stop. The proposals will see the site being turned into a massive construction site which could take up to 40 years to complete. It is the view of local Parish Councils that there remain many unresolved objections both as to principle and procedure. We believe that the current proposals are totally unsuitable for St George’s Barracks and that the County Council have isolated themselves and lost the confidence of those most affected and indeed much of the County. We believe RCC has an obligation to hear, diligently listen to and act upon the views, hopes and aspirations of its communities.

As noted in the conclusion to our presentation, “If the current proposal is the only one on the table, it deserves to be rejected out of hand. If a genuine root and branch alternative is considered possible, we trust you (RCC) will take our views into account from the outset, we stand ready to work together to find a solution that is Right for Rutland.”

Planning Application 2018/0954/CAT

PROPOSAL: T1 and T2 Cherry trees to be re-pollard to previous points due to previous pollarding which has created a cycle of needed works before the epicormic growth becomes too large.
Sunny Knoll Farm Cottage 2A Digby Drive North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8JS

NORTH LUFFENHAM PARISH COUNCIL – EGM – 20 SEP 18

Further to our previous publication regarding an EGM on 20 Sep 18, please find attached a revised Agenda for the Parish Council EGM to be held on Thu 20 Sep at 8pm in the Community Centre.

PBG Cummings   Chair NLPC

NLPC EGM 20 Sep 18 – Agenda Amdt 1

CONFUSED BY THE RUTLAND LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION ??

The Parish Council’s St George’s Barracks Working Group will host a “Drop In” session in the School Hall this evening, Fri 14 Sep 18,  from 7pm – 9pm. Copies of the full consultation document will be available to read and members off the Working Group will be on hand to discuss some of the key issues that arise from the consultation document. All are welcome.

Consultation Rutland Local Plan Sep 18

The Parish Council and its St George’s Barracks Working Group have prepared a briefing note about the Rutland Local Plan Consultation that is currently taking place. This will be delivered to all homes in the Village this weekend. The Briefing note is here:  PC Briefing – Sep 18  

The consultation documents are complex and require detailed analysis. A steering group set up by the Parish Council has reviewed the document, identified a number of key issues arising from it, and prepared a pro-forma to simplify the response process (attached: LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION – SEP 18 RESPONSE V1 ).  If you wish to take advantage of this, please look at the comments on the attached pro-forma and indicate clearly each individual comment that you agree with, ensuring that you provide your name and address. (RCC have now agreed that responses can be submitted in any format.) Then place it in an envelope in the Red Box in The Fox or return to 11 Digby Drive or to any Parish Councillor. All returns are requested by Friday 21st Sep 18, after which they will be taken to Rutland County Council. Alternatively, RCC’s formal Consultation Response Form, this pro-forma or free-form comments can be submitted directly to RCC at: localplan@rutland.gov.uk. RCC require the consultation to be completed by 24th Sep. To count, all responses must contain the name and address of the individual concerned.
Drop In Session. To give you a chance to review a hard copy of the Local Plan document, to ask questions about it and should you wish, to have an opportunity to complete RCC Response Form or the attached survey form, we are holding a ‘Drop In’ session from 7pm – 9pm on Friday 14th Sep 18 in the School Hall.

Consultation Documentation attached:

S0379 Rutland Local Plan 2016 2036 04 ONLINE  and  S0379 Rutland Local Plan Additional Sites 03 ONLINE

RCC Formal response Forms:  Focussed Consultation Response Form   and  Additional Sites Response Form

PBG Cummings, Chair NLPC, Tel: 01780 720124  email:  pbgcummings@gmail.com

CONSULTATION – LOCAL PLAN

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

St George’s Barracks Project Update – 8 Aug 18

Please find attached an update on the St George’s Barracks Project and the work currently being undertaken by the Parish Council and NLPC SGB Working Group to try to influence RCC’s decisions.

PBG Cummings – Chair NLPC

pbgcummings@gmail.com