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Keep up to date with the latest news from the North Luffenham Parish Council

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS – HAVE YOUR SAY NOW

The deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed development at St George’s Barracks has, at our request,  been extended to 14th Jun 18. If you say nothing, RCC will accept your tacit support to the proposed new town of 3,570 new homes, an industrial estate and a 200 hectare quarry on your doorstep.  It is really important that you have your say using the questionnaire provided or by email using the pro forma at: https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk.

I attach a copy of a letter that I hope to get published in next week’s papers:

SGB May 18 – V2

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC

email:  pbgcummings@gmail.com

IMPORTANT – St GEORGE’S BARRACKS PLAN – FEEDBACK FORM

If we are to be able to influence RCC’s view of the proposed development at St George’s Barracks it is essential that as many people as possible complete the Feedback Form. It doesn’t matter if you are for or against the proposals, your view is really important. We will have forms available at Village Day or complete on line:

Have Your Say

YOUR VIEWS WILL HELP THE COUNTY COUNCIL WITH THEIR PLANNING

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 GEORGE’S BARRACKS – THE REALITY REVEALED

13th May 2018

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS
WHAT WORTH THE WORD OF OUR COUNTY COUNCIL ??

On Friday 11th May, Rutland County Council released the first draft of the Master Plan (https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk) for the redevelopment of St George’s Barracks. The event had plenty of gloss, but in reality very little substance. Certainly the group that I sat with felt that this was a lost opportunity to bring something really positive to the County. There is nothing in the plan that will attract tourism, our highest income earner, to the County. The scope of the imagination of the planners is really limited and appears to follow a commitment to cram as many houses as possible into the limited space available. The huge future quarry site which covers almost 50% of the site in the plan is termed as a “Country Park”, but you will have to live for a long time to see it.

You will recall that in December, when the proposed development was presented to us, the Chief Executive of the Council made a number of assurances to us, which included key planning assumptions:

• This would be a typical Rutland village with a wide variety of houses and excellent amenities, including the development of a hotel and leisure facilities on site.

• The infrastructure bid proposals were based on a development of 1,500 to 3,000 new homes (3,000 being the top estimate if the whole site was available for development).

• The planning density was to be no more than 20 Homes/Hectare.

I am afraid that every one of these critical commitments has been broken. A coach and horses has been driven through these assumptions and it is now clear that the brief given to the planners was to design a new town for more than 3,000 new homes, regardless of how much land was available after the designation of the vast quarry site. As a result, though not explicit in the documentation, the proposal will include swathes of terraced homes, town houses and apartment blocks, none of which can be found in any typical Rutland Village. The proposed total density of Housing has increased from “no more than 20 Houses / Hectare” to 30 houses per hectare and in some areas considerably more. What is proposed is a new dormitory town stuck in the heart of this Rural County, that has been designed for ‘anywhere’, with precious disregard for everything that makes Rutland special. Maybe an appropriate name for the new town should be “Rutland Forsaken”. This cannot be considered to be Right for Rutland.

It is therefore essential that everyone see the ‘exhibition’ in the School Hall on Wed 16th May from 6.30pm to 9pm and takes the opportunity to tell the County County Council and the ReGenco Planners what they think about their proposals. This really will affect you and your families for years to come.

PBG CUMMINGS
Chair North Luffenham Parish Council
Tel: 01780 720124
email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

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

 

Minutes – Annual Parish Meeting – 16 Apr 18

Please find below the Minutes and supporting papers for the Annual Parish Meeting which was held on 16th Apr 18.

Paul Cummings – Chair NLPC

Tel: 01780 720124 email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

Minutes – APM – 16 Apr 18

APM – INCOME – EXPENDITURE – 17-18 Sheet1

Chairman’s APM Presentation

crime figures for North Luff 2017-2018 yearly

RCC Presentation – St George’s Barracks

 

St George’s Barracks – Crichel Down Rules

I occasionally hear some interesting views about the application of “The Crichel Down Rules” which relate to the sale of land that was compulsorily purchased by the Government post 1935. On occasion it is clear that some  views do not reflect the legal reality of the situation. For ease of reference I attach an extract of the DCLG Document in which the rules are enshrined. Inevitably the document can be interpreted in different ways, however the  document does explain the background and principles that need to considered.

PBG Cummings

Chair NLPC – email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

 

The Crichel Down Rules

Extraordinary General Meeting – Parish Council – 10 May 18

There will be an Extraordinary Meeting of the Parish Council to be held on Thu 10 May 18 at 7.30pm  The meeting will be held in North Luffenham School Hub (Off the School Hall). The key elements of the meeting will be consideration of the format and expenditure for Village Day (20 May 18) and consideration of General Data Protection Regulation Policy Papers. Members of the Public are welcome to attend, however there will be no public forum at this meeting.

PBG CUMMINGS – Chair NLPC

 

NLPC EGM 10 May 18 – Agenda NLPC Privacy Notice – Staff – Cllrs – Volunteers NLPC Data Breach Policy – May 18 NLPC Data Policy NLPC Data Protection Policy – May 18 NLPC Privacy Notice – Public NLPC SAR Policy – May 18 Village Day – Admin RCC-community-street-lighting-recharge-annotated

North Luffenham Village Fun Day – 20 May 2018

On Sunday 20th May 18 from 2 – 5 pm the Village will hold a ‘Fun Day’ on the Oval. With sincere thanks to those that have come forward and offered to help we hope to be able to provide the following:

Chater Choir
Cream Teas
BBQ
Bar

Dog Show
Archery
Football Skills
Touch Rugby
Rounders
Basketball Hoops
Frisby Games
Boules
Croquet
Tug of War
Ice Creams

Thank you to all who have volunteered so far – to make the event a success, we will need more helpers and maybe a few more ideas – how about table-top sales or a few simple stalls like “Zap a Rat” or darts.

If you have some more ideas or would like to help with the event please call or email Paul Cummings:

Tel: 01780 720124 or pbgcummings@gmail.com

Invitations and further details will be published next weekend.

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