Sapcote Parish Council

Serving the people of Sapcote

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Clerk: Michael Guntrip
11 Northumberland Ave, Market
Bosworth, Warwickshire
CV13 0RJ

Tel: 01455 290681

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Draft Strategic Growth Plan Leicestershire and Leicester

Important Consultation

Draft Strategic Growth Plan for Leicestershire and Leicester

This contains proposals that affect Sapcote

A draft Strategic Growth Plan for Leicestershire and Leicester has been prepared and is now available for public consultation until 5 April 2018. A copy of the draft Plan, summary leaflet, evidence used in its preparation and the consultation questionnaire are available on a dedicated web site. Please use the link www.llstrategicgrowthplan.org.uk More »

A major feature of this draft Plan is a new A46 Expressway link road, part of which joins junction 2 of the M69 at Sapcote to the M1 at a new junction 20a

A drop-in consultation event will be held on Monday 19 March 4.00 – 8.00 pm at Sapcote Pavilion, Hinckley Road, Sapcote LE9 4LG. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Other road show events are available at the following venues and times:

Monday 26 February 4.30 – 7.30 pm Atkins Building, Lower Bond Street, Hinckley LE10 1QU

Tuesday 27 February 2.00 – 9.00 pm Council Chamber, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough. LE19 2EP

Thursday 1 March 5.30 – 8.00 pm Parish Council Offices, Station Road, Broughton Astley LE9 6PT

Thursday 1 March 4.00 – 8.00 pm Whetstone Parish Council Offices, Whetstone LE8 6LL

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:57 by Michael Guntrip

Local Plan consultation launches

A plan to shape housing and employment across the District of Blaby in the coming years is being consulted on with residents and local businesses.

The Delivery Development Plan Document (Delivery DPD) is the second part of Blaby District Council's overall Local Plan. The Local Plan is an important set of documents that help determine the outcome of planning applications.

The Delivery DPD includes sites for new homes at Kirby Muxloe, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East. An employment site in Enderby is also proposed. More »

A new policies map shows where development in the district should be focussed, as well as the important environmental assets that should be protected.

Consultation opened on Wednesday 29 November and will close on Thursday 18 January 2018. The Council is inviting residents to view the plans and comment on the proposals within the Delivery DPD.

After consultation responses are reviewed, the proposed document will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination by an inspector. Once finalised, the Delivery DPD and Policies Map will be adopted and, alongside the Core Strategy will replace the Local Plan 1999.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic and Community Development, said: "This is a vital document for the Council as it enables us to approve and refuse planning applications on our own terms; ensuring residents get the most appropriate decisions in their area.

"It also gives us the opportunity to protect and improve some of our most vital assets, as well as plan for new homes and employment sites, which are vital to help the district grow in areas we have identified will be most appropriate."

All Delivery DPD documents and details of how to make comments are available at www.blaby.gov.uk/deliverydpd. Information is also on display in local libraries and at the Council's Narborough Offices. For further details contact the Development Strategy team via email at planning.policy@blaby.gov.uk or write to the team at Blaby District Council, Council Offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP. » Less

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:51 by Michael Guntrip

Parish Boundary Review

A Review of Sapcote Parish Boundary

At the request of Sapcote Parish Council, the location of the parish boundary between Sapcote and Stoney Stanton is being reviewed by Blaby District Council. At present. the parish boundary between the settlements runs through the middle of the Jelson development and this has resulted in part of Stoney Stanton's built environment being attached to Sapcote.

The Blaby District Local Plan 1999 confirmed the establishment of an Area of Separation between Sapcote and Stoney Stanton to ensure that the character and identity of the two settlements was maintained. In line with this policy, Blaby District Council refused planning permission for the Jelson development but this decision was overturned by a planning inspector on appeal. This decision has now resulted in a situation where the two villages are merged. More »

In order to redress this situation, Sapcote Parish Council has asked for a review so that the boundaries can be redrawn and a meaningful Area of Separation reinstated which would ensure the separation of the two villages and the protection of their individual identities. Hopefully, we can work with Stoney Stanton Parish Council to bring this about as the protection of the individual identities of our villages through a boundary change would be to the benefit of both communities.

In considering this matter, the Parish Council has taken into account the fact that the whole of the Jelson site now falls within the catchment area of All Saints primary school following a redrawing of school catchment areas by Leicestershire County Council. Clearly the County Council has recognised that the present situation is unsustainable and has taken action to address it.

Another factor was that all of the traffic from this site spills out into Sapcote not Stoney Stanton.

There is also confusion with addresses; there have been a number of emergency incidents in which the emergency services have been unable to find addresses or locations because of confusion over our parish boundary. A change in the boundary will help address this problem.

It is the view of Sapcote Parish Council that the whole of this site should now be incorporated into the parish of Sapcote and accordingly, the Parish Council is now preparing its formal response to this review.

Blaby District Council has said it will welcome representations from any person or body wishing to comment on the boundary arrangement and such representations should be sent to:

Community Governance Review, Corporate Services, Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough LE19 2EP or by email to legalservicemailbox@blaby.gov.uk by 5 January 2018

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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:34 by Michael Guntrip