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Edith Weston Vintage Fayre Limited

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30 by Barbara Shirley

EDITH WESTON VINTAGE FAYRE LIMITED

It is with regret that the Directors and officers have decided to close the company down as no one has come forward to take over the annual event.

During the ten years that the event ran, we managed to raise a lot of money for various National charities and the three village charities.

We would like to thank everyone from the village who helped during the weekends over the ten years and invite you to a buffet and final presentation to each Chair of the three village charities at the Wheatsheaf on Monday 25th June at 7.30 for 8.00pm. More »

Shirley Smith (Secretary) shirleychristine1945@gmail.com » Less

IMPORTANT – St GEORGE’S BARRACKS PLAN – FEEDBACK FORM

IMPORTANT – St GEORGE’S BARRACKS PLAN – FEEDBACK FORM

Tue, 22 May 2018 18:14 by Norman Milne

If we are to be able to influence RCC's view of the proposed development at St George's Barracks it is essential that as many people as possible complete the Feedback Form. It doesn't matter if you are for or against the proposals, your view is really important. There will be forms available at the meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd) in the Village Hall or you may complete it on line: HERE

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS – THE REALITY REVEALED

ST GEORGE’S BARRACKS – THE REALITY REVEALED

Sun, 13 May 2018 09:55 by Norman Milne

ST GEORGE'S BARRACKS
WHAT WORTH THE WORD OF OUR COUNTY COUNCIL ??

On Friday 11th May, Rutland County Council released the first draft of the Master Plan (https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk) for the redevelopment of St George's Barracks. The event had plenty of gloss, but in reality very little substance. Certainly the group that we sat with felt that this was a lost opportunity to bring something really positive to the County. There is nothing in the plan that will attract tourism, our highest income earner, to the County. The scope of the imagination of the planners is really limited and appears to follow a commitment to cram as many houses as possible into the limited space available. The huge future quarry site which covers almost 50% of the site in the plan is termed as a "Country Park", but you will have to live for a long time to see it. More »

You will recall that in December, when the proposed development was presented to us, the Chief Executive of the Council made a number of assurances to us, which included key planning assumptions:

• This would be a typical Rutland village with a wide variety of houses and excellent amenities, including the development of a hotel and leisure facilities on site.

• The infrastructure bid proposals were based on a development of 1,500 to 3,000 new homes (3,000 being the top estimate if the whole site was available for development).

• The planning density was to be no more than 20 Homes/Hectare.

We are afraid that every one of these critical commitments has been broken. A coach and horses has been driven through these assumptions and it is now clear that the brief given to the planners was to design a new town for more than 3,000 new homes, regardless of how much land was available after the designation of the vast quarry site. As a result, though not explicit in the documentation, the proposal will include swathes of terraced homes, town houses and apartment blocks, none of which can be found in any typical Rutland Village. The proposed total density of Housing has increased from "no more than 20 Houses / Hectare" to 30 houses per hectare and in some areas considerably more. What is proposed is a new dormitory town stuck in the heart of this Rural County, that has been designed for 'anywhere', with precious disregard for everything that makes Rutland special. Maybe an appropriate name for the new town should be "Rutland Forsaken". This cannot be considered to be Right for Rutland.

It is therefore essential that everyone see the 'exhibition' in the Village Hall on Wed 23rd May from 6.30pm to 9pm and takes the opportunity to tell the County County Council and the ReGenco Planners what they think about their proposals. This really will affect you and your families for years to come.

N MILNE
Chair Edith Weston Parish Council
Tel: 01780 722005
email: norman.milne@metasys.co.uk

PBG CUMMINGS
Chair North Luffenham Parish Council
Tel: 01780 720124
email: pbgcummings@gmail.com » Less