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North Luffenham Response to RCC Local Plan

Individually we make a difference. Together we can make all the difference.

As advised during last weeks Zoom call, the Parish Council and Local Plan group are offering advice and input to village residents responding to the Local Plan Consultation
Local Parish Councils, CPRE and the Fight4Rutland campaign group have analysed the draft Local Plan and identified areas they feel should be challenged on the basis of either not being legal, sound, positively prepared or in line with National Guidelines.

  • Flawed Consultation Process 
  • Inaccurate  Population Projections 
  • Promoting unustainable Development
  • Poor Location of development
  • Overstating the housing supply requirements for Rutland
  • Location of affordable housing
  • Impact on Rutland Water area
  • Lack of sustainable transport

As you can see its quite a list! 
These issues need to be raised as part of this consultation process, to be brought to the attention of the Independent Inspector for the plan
If these issues are not formally challenged the Inspector will not investigate and rule on them

An overview of the details of the issues found with the plan are here:

https://mcusercontent.com/16fe7c161963f3e0198ac4bd1/files/d9b6e204-b7af-4784-9461-a041c1117877/Short_form_responses_to_Reg_19_for_social_media.pdf


If you are one of the 90% of village residents opposed to RCC’s plan, please do one of the actions below before November 6th


If you are happy for Fight4Rutland to raise these issues on your behalf, as part of their representation, they can add your name to the list of people supporting their submission via this link: Add me to Fight4Rutlands Local Plan Submissio


If you would like to make your own submission to RCC, based on the information in Fight4Rutlands document, the details are here:
Firgh4Rutland Sample Representation


If you need assistance with making your own submission, the Parish Council can help – email us on planning@northluffenham.com

Local Plan / SGB Response – Presentation Available

Many thanks to those who connected to the Zoom meeting on the Local Plan and SGB.

A copy of the presentation can be downloaded from the link below for those who want to retain a copy, and for anyone who was not able to attend the call to view

The presentation includes the 9 Local Plan items that have been identified as vulnerable to challenge, and the sample representation described

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xOkNp4WPIvvHdte2IaBjGPa-9jIK3zAH/view?usp=sharing

This Post will expire at 8:44am on Monday November 23rd, 2020.

Don’t forget the Zoom Meeting covering SGB, Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan 7pm Thursday

The link to connect to the meeting is below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81516232231?pwd=TmJtNnNTdnVucGM5RjhVVzRYcGhsZz09

Meeting ID: 815 1623 2231
Passcode: 342508

This Post will expire at 10:07pm on Saturday November 21st, 2020.

St Georges Barracks – Zoom Meeting on Local and Neighbourhood plans – Thursday 22nd October 7pm

As advised last week, there will be an online presentation via Zoom discussing both the Local and Neighbourhood Plans, on Thursday at 7pm

The link to connect to the meeting is below:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81516232231?pwd=TmJtNnNTdnVucGM5RjhVVzRYcGhsZz09

Meeting ID: 815 1623 2231
Passcode: 342508

To reduce background noise, all participants will join “muted”

If you have a question or comment, please raise your hand or otherwise indicate and a presenter will unmute you Please only one person speaking at a time

Keep comments brief to ensure everyone has the chance to speak

This Post will expire at 9:46pm on Wednesday November 18th, 2020.

NLPC and Trust Meetings (Virtual) Monday 19th October 7.30pm

Please see the attached papers for next Mondays meeting. It will be a virtual meeting and here is the link:

Join with Google Meetmeet.google.com/zbj-cfwn-shb

St Georges Barracks – Zoom Meeting on Local and Neighbourhood plans – Thursday 22nd October 7pm

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the recent survey on preferences for a Covid safe meeting on the Local Plan from RCC and the Neighbourhood Plan being developed by the village.

The strong preference was for an online meeting, and this will be held via Zoom on Thursday 22nd October at 7pm.

Further details of the meeting, with the link and access details will be published closer to the event

This Post will expire at 10:49pm on Thursday November 12th, 2020.

St. George’s Barracks: We need your voice.

Your opinions about the proposals for St. George’s Barracks (SGB) matter, as well as development within the village and parish, and North Luffenham Parish Council would like to inform you of the proposals and hear your opinions. 

A good third of SGB is within our parish and it is important that we have a say on any development.

In the last two weeks of October there will be presentations by Zoom (firm dates and times will be posted on the website northluffenham.com ) with detailed information on the proposals for SGB and the best way to respond to Rutland County Council’s Local Plan. There will also be an update on North Luffenham’s Neighbourhood Plan, and how this sits alongside the Local Plan, with the aim of ameliorating any development that takes place at SGB, as well as proposals for the rest of the parish.

Your comments on these issues will be most welcome.

The focus of the presentations will be online in view of the current restriction on groups meeting indoors but it is planned to have a poster and hopefully a short video demonstration and where and when will be posted nearer the time.

St. George’s Barracks is most definitely not yet a done deal and your opinion counts

If you have not done so already could you please click the link below and indicate your preferred option for a meeting -there is only one question I promise.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdznbouZRxQa-9lfLjCU2ei_jh8xzHdkRy7LKs_VoUSTCtpZg/viewform 

Yet another survey!

We need your input on alternative options to inform the village on what is we are doing regarding the development of St Georges Barracks, and how you can help.

The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Group would like to hold a meeting for the whole village to discuss how we can respond to the RCC Local Plan Consultation and manage future development via a Village Neighbourhood Plan. Covid 19 restrictions prevent us from having a large gathering in any of the village public places.

Could you please click the link below and indicate your preferred option for a meeting -there is only one question I promise 🙂

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdznbouZRxQa-9lfLjCU2ei_jh8xzHdkRy7LKs_VoUSTCtpZg/viewform

This Post will expire at 7:06pm on Sunday November 1st, 2020.

NLPC and Trust Meetings (Virtual) Monday 28th Sept @7.30pm

Please find below the papers for the above meetings. A link to the meeting will be published here next Monday, 28th Sept. Here is the link:

Join with Google Meetmeet.google.com/qbb-zjtu-zsh

Planning Application – 2020/0923/CAT

The Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012
North Luffenham Hall Church Street North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8JR

PROPOSAL: T1-T10-Lime trees – Re-pollard, to clear electricity wires. T11-T26-Lime
trees – Re-pollard, to maintain suitable size for their location.
T27-T34-Lime trees – Re-pollard, to maintain suitable size for their location. T35-T45-
Lime trees – Pollard to an height of up to 4.5 metres to suitable growth points to
maintain a uniform avenue of trees.
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 24 September 2020. The details of the application are available to view on our website https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/onlineapplications/ by entering the reference number above.


Planning Application: 2020/0955/CAT; 27 Church Street

PROPOSAL: T1 , Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple ) crown thin and 1.5m crown reduction ,
T2 , Malus domesticus (Fruiting Apple Winter prunning , crown thin, and 1.5m
reduction.
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 8 October 2020. The details of the application are available to view on our website https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/online-applications/ by
entering the reference number above.
Please email any comments you wish to make to planning@rutland.gov.uk.
Yours sincerely
Andrew Waskett-Burt
Planning Officer
Reference: 2020/0955/CAT
Stone Cottage 27 Church Street North Luffenham Rutland LE15 8JR

Planning Application: 2020/0973/CAT re 9 Glebe Road

PROPOSAL: 1 No. Silver Birch tree (T2) – Reduce height by 5m and reduce lateral branches by 1.5m to balance shape (smaller tree on right).

1 No. Silver Birch tree (T1) – Remove to 1m above ground level (larger tree on left).

1 No. Red leafed Maple (T3) – Reduce by 2.5m

Planning Application 7 Digby Drive

Town and Country Planning Act 1990
Town & Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015

Reference: 2020/0877/FUL
PROPOSAL: Construction of new swimming pool and timber shed
An application for the above proposal has been received by the Local Planning Authority and you are invited to submit your comments by 23 September 2020. The details of the application are available to view on our website https://publicaccess.rutland.gov.uk/online-applications/ by entering the reference number above.
Please email any comments you wish to make to planning@rutland.gov.uk.

Village Survey 2020

We want your views! What is good about the village and what is not so good? How would you like it to develop in the next 10 to 20 years?

The foundation of the Neighbourhood Plan, currently being developed by a Working Group of North Luffenham Parish Council + residents , is what you, as villagers, say is important. As the name suggests the Neighbourhood Plan is a plan for the whole Parish, and if adopted has legal status and means that any development within the Parish must take account of its policies. A major factor in the decision to develop an NP is the proposed development of St Georges Barracks, and an NP would enable the village to have a significant influence on how the site is developed.

To find out exactly what you think and want, we have issued a new village survey – available both online and in paper hard copy. The purpose of this survey is to update and refresh the findings of the previous Village Survey, undertaken in 2017, to ensure our Neighbourhood Plan reflects what the Community wants to happen.

The Online version of the Village Survey 2020 can be found via the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYAMA0rCLuOps5-DpWqMTkfmxohuXSkLLyvfMhz_6YeOcqVQ/viewform

Villagers over 16 are welcome to complete the survey either individually or on behalf of members of your household. The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete.

Your opinions matter and will help to protect and enhance village life, so please complete the survey and attend and participate in the public meetings.

Paper copies of the questionnaire will be collected approximately 10-14 days after being delivered. It can be completed on the village website but please indicate in the boxes below that you have done so, when you hand in the form. 

There are comment boxes in each section of the questionnaire. Please feel free to use them, as any additional comments would be greatly appreciated in helping to form the correct picture of what you think and want.

You may feel that some of the questions are not relevant, not of interest to you or maybe you would prefer not to answer. If that is the case, please leave them unanswered. 

The responses will be analysed collectively and no individuals will be identified in any published results. 

Public meetings, when feasible, will be held to further inform and gather comments in order that the Neighbourhood Plan will have as wide a range of views as possible.

The Parish Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and any personal information will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act.