St Georges Barracks Development Update from RCC

Updated proposals for St George’s site

Updated proposals for the possible future redevelopment of St George’s Barracks have been published, incorporating a number of changes made following public consultation earlier this year. 

This includes a further reduction in the number of houses being suggested for the site. This figure has been revised and an updated plan for the site produced with provisions for 2,215 homes, business zones and green space.

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St George’s Recommendations

Feedback gathered through the public consultation which took place on St George’s earlier this year helped to produce a series of more than 40 recommendations that are now guiding changes to proposals for the site.
See the full list of St George’s recommendations
A draft bid for national forward funding to help deliver improved infrastructure in advance of any redevelopment is being finalised. If secured, this Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding would be used to help improve local infrastructure and public services around St George’s – things like roads and transport.
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Remembrance Day 2018

On Sunday 11th November the village is invited to gather at the Village Church to remember those that have lost their lives in War and those that have served their Country in War and in Peace.

We will also especially remember those Soldiers and Airmen from Great Britain and the Commonwealth who are buried in our beautiful churchyard.

To commemorate this, the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1, a beautiful arch of over 600 knitted poppies has been prepared in the Church Porch, in addition the School will be helping to decorate the Church with poppies.

The Service will start at 10.45 am, however you are urged to arrive by 10.30 am to secure a seat.

We will be joined by CO 1 Military Working Dog Regiment RAVC, Lt Col Neil Lakin RE and a contingent from the Regiment together with our Uniformed Youth Groups and representatives of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Forces Association. The Act of Remembrance will be led by Air Vice Marshal Nigel Sudborough CB OBE DL the President of RBL Rutland.

16 Villagers lost their lives in WW1 and their names are commemorated on the village war memorial, their stories do live on and you can view them here on the Rutland Remembers website.

If you are unable to join us on Sunday do please visit the Village Church to see the beautiful Poppy installation and maybe pause for a minute at our Commonwealth War Graves Commission Plot.

North Luffenham Garden Club

Thursday Evening, 8th November 2018, at 7.30 pm:  the Community Centre.  

Don’t miss our Speaker, Mr Joe Sharman, the renowned plantsman from Monksilver Nursery, who will be here to give an illustrated talk all about Snowdrops, their history, cultivatiion and much more.

Refreshments, raffle, plants for sale and a warm welcome (Non members £2.00 per meeting). Meeting will include brief AGM.

RCC review of Polling Districts, Polling places and Polling stations.

Rutland County Council is conducting a compulsory review of the above in compliance with the Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013.

The review is to run from the 29th November to the 16th December 2018. The review is to be completed by the 23rd December 2018 and any changes will be effective for the ordinary elections on 2nd May 2019. Full details can be found at the following web-site:

www.rutland.gov.uk/pollingplacereview

I would mention that there is no plan to change the polling station for North Luffenham, this being the Community Centre.

The Gusualdo Six Concert 23rd Nov 2018. 7.30pm North Luffenham Church

Beautiful unaccompanied choral music from the renaissance to the present day.

Tickets £15/£5 under-18s
View this stunning medieval Rutland Church
with pre-concert drinks served from 7.00pm
Tickets in advance from Janet Whittaker: 01780 721216
or www.thegesualdosix.co.uk, or on the door

Parish Councillor Vacancy

NLPC currently have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.

If you are interested in being co-opted onto the Parish Council then Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.

Criteria:

You must either be on the 2018 Register of Electors for North Luffenham and/or during the previous 12 months prior to appointment by co-option, either have occupied as owner or tenant any land or premises in the parish or had their principal or only place of work in the parish, or have resided either in the parish or within 3 miles of the parish boundary.

Applications are required by 26th November 2018.

John Willoughby

Parish Clerk

Email: nlparishclerk@outlook.com

Telephone: 01780 408288

NORTH LUFFENHAM BONFIRE NIGHT – 5 NOV 2018

The annual Bonfire and Fireworks Event run by the Parish Council will be held on The Oval on Monday 5th November 2018. All are welcome.

DOORS OPEN – 5.45 pm

BONFIRE LIT – 6.10pm

FIREWORKS – 6.30pm

BBQ / HOT DRINKS / MULLED WINE

There will be a bucket collection to help offset the cost of the event – please give generously,

PBG Cummings:  Tel: 01780 720124

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

This year Remembrance Day will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The village will mark this special event in a number of ways:

  • Remembrance Day Service – 10.40am on Sunday 11th November in the Parish Church, followed by Wreath Laying at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot in the Churchyard. All are most welcome.
  • A Poppy art installation in the Church – The Village Knit and Natter Group have knitted over 600 poppies which will form a magnificent evocative arch at the Church Door throughout November
  • An opportunity to display copies of photographs, letters etc of family members that have been involved in any conflict in the past 100 years. These will be displayed in the Church. If you would like to be involved please contact Janet Whittaker – Tel: 721216 email: rutlandwhittakers@outlook.com.

PBG Cummings:  Tel: 720124 / email: pbgcummings@gmail.com

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.”

HealthyRutland Grant Scheme

Rutland CC Healthy Grant Scheme aims to encourage projects which improve health and wellbeing, promote independence, and reduce the impact of long term health conditions.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and are welcomed from community groups, voluntary sector organisations, schools, parish and town councils.

For more information contact: Clare.Thomas@citizensadvicerutland.org.uk or visit: www.rutlandwellbeing.org.uk/news/healthy-rutland-grant-scheme

BONFIRE NIGHT – MONDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2018 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Parish Council are finalising plans for Bonfire Night 2018 and need to identify more volunteers to assist with Stewarding and Bucket Collections. This is a great Village evening but it does need your help to deliver a safe and financially secure event. If you would be able to help please call – Paul Cummings: 01780 720124 or email: pbgcummings@gmail.com.

Many thanks

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