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Summer 2015




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Jelson Aim to Create Rural Manhattan at Melton Road.

The next round of obtaining permission to build around 300 houses on land at Melton Road was announced with Jelson Homes submitting their Reserved Matters application to Charnwood Borough Council in March 2015. The position at this time is that the developer has Outline Planning Permission only which leaves many planning matters unresolved. This application has been ‘ Called In’ by our Charnwood Borough councillors and will be heard by the Borough Planning Committee at a date unknown at this time. The Plans Committee can consider and change matters relating to appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the development.

The Reserved Matters application shows the following:

Two and three storey buildings throughout the site, which is on rising ground, visible as a Rural Manhattan. Buildings of red brick to heighten visibility and showing no respect for the existing built and natural environment. A landscaping scheme which does not mitigate the harm to the landscape.

Objections referring to the adverse impact of the development on medical services, schools and roads were heard at the Appeal for the Outline Permission. Leicestershire County Council has already objected to the proposed diversion of footpaths.

If you want to object send your objections: By email to: development.control@charnwood.gov.uk By post to: Development Management Team, Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields, Loughborough, Leics LE11 2TN Plans can be viewed at the offices at the address above.

In all cases quote the planning application number: P/15/0229/2. The details can be accessed by entering the application number into Google, scroll down to ‘view related documents’. I would like to invite any reader of Barrow Voice to write a letter or article in support of this development.

Alan Willcocks, Vice Chair, BRAG.