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Collision in Sapcote last month - driver dies

Collision in Sapcote last month - driver dies

Crime number: 225 of 16 September

A woman who was injured after a collision in Sapcote has died in hospital.

The collision occurred at about 11.30am on Friday 16 September on the B4114, Coventry Road, Sapcote, and involved a red Nissan Qashqai and a white Tipper truck.

The Nissan was travelling northbound, towards Narborough, with the truck travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Nissan, a 51-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries, she was taken to University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, where she subsequently died last week (Wednesday 12 October). More »

If you witnessed the collision or have any information about the incident please call 101 and ask to speak to DC 1504 Seamus Burns, quoting incident number 225 of 16 September. » Less

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:00 by Michael Guntrip

Blaby district residents asked for feedback on proposed Local Plan delivery document

Blaby district residents asked for feedback on proposed Local Plan delivery document

A consultation has been launched on an important Local Plan document which will shape the district over the coming decades.

The Local Plan Delivery 'Development Plan Document' (the 'Delivery DPD') will sit alongside the 'Core Strategy' to form the overall Local Plan. When finalised, the Local Plan for Blaby District will play a part in the decision on planning applications.

One of the key objectives of the Delivery DPD is to identify sites for housing and employment opportunities. In the initial proposals several options are presented, including site options for the building of approximately 750 new homes in parishes close to the Leicester City border. More »

The consultation also looks at site options for around 25 hectares of land for employment and business growth, building on other successful areas successfully developed across the district over the last 25 years, including Meridian Business Park and Grove Park.

Blaby District Council is asking residents and partners for their feedback on the early proposals, with the final DPD set to be adopted in late 2017.

Councillor Lee Breckon, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economic Development, said: "This is a significant part of the Local Plan for the Council. The document plans for the needs of the District until 2029, so we encourage all of our residents to review the proposals and let us know what they think.

"It's important for us to stress that the Delivery DPD is still in its early stages, and no final decisions will be made until we have reviewed the consultation feedback, and the finalised document has been examined by a planning inspector."

The consultation runs until Wednesday 16 November 2016. To see the documents and fill in the online response form, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/local-plan-delivery-dpd. Paper copies will be available at the Council's Narborough offices and local district libraries. » Less

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:26 by Michael Guntrip

Hinckleybus service changes from 5 September 2016

Hinckleybus service changes from 5 September 2016

Hinckleybus are making changes to some services from 3 September 2016. An overview of each service changes is available below, timetables are available to view in the timetable section.

X55 Leicester – Hinckley
Timetable and route revised. Route in to Leicester now via Narborough Road and Leicester Royal Infirmary. The timing point at The Meadows has moved from Salisbury Road to Woodland Avenue. More »

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 by Michael Guntrip