The second public consultation event in a week. This time we were at Gotham, to show residents Davidsons’ plans for around 100 houses on an allocated site to the west of Leake Road. The two key issues for us to explain were the proposal to enhance the sites drainage to deal with current problems with surface water flooding, and how on-street car parking on Leake Road is being considered. The consultation website is www.gypsumway-gotham.co.uk
Matthew makes the papers, discussing Cinderhill in a quieter moment – read it here.
The news reports an application we supported for 86 luxurious log cabins, and a separate reception area, spa and amenities. Read it here. Out Flood Risk Assessment examined the drainage for the site, including the lake that forms a centrepiece to the development. Our Transport Statement compared the permitted use of the site for a garden cetre against the proposed use, to assess the traffic impact. We look forward to a decision in December, and a holiday next summer!
Last night nearly 200 people attended Harworth’s public consultation about the Cinderhill development near Denby. Can you spot our David Cummins and Matthew Genn? More information is available on the consultation website www.cinderhilldevelop.co.uk.
Exciting times, as we have moved offices to give us more space for our current and future needs. Our new address is:
Suite 3a King Edward Court
King Edward Street
We are pleased to report approval by North West Leicestershire District Council to Cadeby Homes’ reserved matters planning application. Called Grange Meadows, their site is south of Grange Road in Hugglescote and is one of the plots of land within the South East Coalville sustainable urban extension for which we helped gain outline consent. The development will include 49 houses. Our Infrastructure Design team designed the road and drainage networks, ensuring they fit within the wider plans for the area and conform to the approved Design Code.
Working with Rosconn Strategic Land, we have supported their outline planning application for 80 dwellings on a site on the eastern edge of Desford, opposite Bosworth College on Leicester Lane. The application first went to Hinckley & Bosworth’s planning committee in June 2019. The members decided not to determine the application, and were minded to refuse it because the site sits outside the settlement boundary and would have been harmful to the character and appearance of the countryside. Shortly afterwards, an appeal decision confirmed insufficient housing supply in the Borough. The application therefore went back to the 23 July committee, and at the second time of asking it was approved – the presumption in favour of sustainable development allowing a decision other than in accordance with the development plan. Our transport work assessed the local impact, but also defined a contribution towards a planned County Council scheme to alleviate long standing congestion at the A47 Desford Crossroads.