Supporting the Community of Haddon Way, Fairmeadows Way, Laurel Road, Grange Park, Grange Vale and surrounding area.

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Recent spike in crime

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Following on from the conversations we’ve had with police and chatter that there has been on Facebook our local PC Phil Martindale has been in touch and has the following to say:

“I’m sure you are already aware through social media of the recent increase of suspicious persons trying door handles of properties and vehicles in the early hours.

These have been reported through to the police and we are currently investigating all lines of enquiry.

There have been different types of incidents reported to us, from thefts from insecure vehicles and dwellings to properties being entered by damaging doors etc. One person was charged with two reports of thefts from vehicles at the beginning of January. The latest incidents have caught three persons on bikes trying door handles around 2am.

Could you put out a request for residents to be vigilant and to secure vehicles and properties please.
I have received correspondence from County Hall Highways that they are looking to make sure the correct street lighting is present.

We will continue to proactively patrol this area.”

Latest Planning Applications for Grange Park

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There are currently 3 planning applications available for review and comment on the Charnwood Planning Portal.

By searching for a specific application (see reference numbers below), and accessing ‘additional documents’ you can read all the detail behind the submission, and any comments that have already been made.

30 houses, land off Highland Drive/Knox Road, P/18/0888/2
This is on land adjacent to the planned community centre and play area. Comment online until 6th June.

Play Areas on Grange Park Estate, P/18/0893/2
The ‘view related documents’ section includes detailed information about the equipment that is proposed on the Highland Drive/Knox Road play park, and the Allendale Road play park (by the roundabout). Comments can be emailed to quoting application no: P/18/0893/2.

Discharge of obligations under Section 106A of P/00/2078/2: Provisions relating to part of the Local Centre on Grange Park development, P/18/0914/2.
William Davis have applied to be released from provision of the following aspects of the original Section 106 agreement due to a lack of demand: 0.5ha for shopping or other commercial uses and 0.3 ha for Community health and welfare development including one place of worship, doctor or dentist or such other health and welfare facilities and community uses. Full details of the application can be found on the planning portal.
Please note this discharge of obligations does not affect provision for the Grange Park Centre community centre. Comment online until 15th June.

Privacy Policy

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With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, Haddon Way Residents Association has taken the opportunity to issue a Privacy Policy which has been written to reflect the changes to the data protection laws.

Please click here for our HWRA Privacy Policy V1.1

Farmhouse *2018*

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The owners have recently submitted a Planning Application and Listed buildings consent. P/18/0431/2 and P/18/0476/2 respectively. It looks like a resubmission of the previous application which was to create 14 dwellings and construct one dwelling, P/12/2301/2, this was granted by Officer Delegation on 20/3/2014, and would’ve since lapsed.  Comments can be made until 4/4/2018

Application P/17/0550/2 submitted in May 2017 which is referred to in the proposal for application, was subsequently withdrawn in July 2017.

Proposed Care Home

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LNT Construction Ltd have submitted planning permission for the erection of a two storey, 66 bed, care home with associated car parking, landscaping and associated works with access through the existing David Wilson Homes development known as “The Chimes”.

This care home will be situated next door to the Aldi development.

For more details please see Planning Application P/18/0302/2 Comments can be made on the planning portal until 3/4/2018.


**UPDATED** Grange Park Centre Planning Application

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The Grange Park Centre (GPC) charity submitted planning application P/17/2344/2 for a proposed community centre in the heart of Grange Park just off Knox road. This application was heard before Plans Committee on 8 February 2018, where councillors unanimously agreed to PASS the application.

Residents can view the latest information about the project on the GPC website along with details of how to get involved.

Update on Aldi Planning Application

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On 7 December 2017 the Aldi planning application P/17/0942/2 was heard before Plans Committee. The officers had recommended to Grant Conditionally the planning application, and the members of the committee were unanimous in their verdict as they saw it as a good thing for Loughborough bringing in up to 100 jobs.

Aldi have had constructive contact with the council through out the application process, and the look of the development has changed to have wooden facias on the front of the building.

They stated that the Costa Coffee shop was placed as far away from residents as possible. The planning Officer commented that Highways are content with traffic. One member questioned the Opening times and delivery hours and they were informed that the decision will be left to licensing who will control.


At the same meeting the committee also approved a development for a new Lidl store in town off Station Road where the old Hire Station was opposite dominos pizza. This decision was also unanimous for the same reasons that it would bring jobs to town, but that it would also regenerate the area. (Planning application P/16/2141/2 )

Memorial bench in memory of Geoff Gay

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On Monday 20 November 2017 a Memorial bench was installed on the green of the junction of Haddon Way and Laurel Road in memory of former Shelthorpe Ward Councillor Geoff Gay.

Geoff was Shelthorpe through and through and was passionate about our little part of Loughborough. In 2005 he visited local resident, Andy Nevill, who had several issues on our estate. Geoff visited and explained that the only way residents could bring about change or get things done was to band together and act as a group. It was with his advice and help that Haddon Way Residents Association was formed. He helped get us started and helped facilitate a path for us to work with others to improve our community. We were disappointed to hear he was stepping down as our local and county councillor and very saddened to hear of his passing on 2 April 2016.

We thought that a fitting tribute to a man who had worked tirelessly for Shelthorpe would be to have a bench placed on the green in his honour. Even though he was a humble man and would probably have been overwhelmed at the thought of a bench in his honour, he would more than likely have spoken for 40 or so minutes about what it and the community meant to him, had he been there on Monday. Thanks to Charnwood Borough Council and their team, for their help and assistance with getting the bench installed.


Grange Park Centre Planning Application

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The Grange Park Centre (GPC) charity group have submitted a planning application (P/17/2344/2) for a proposed community centre. This is available for comment on the Planning Portal until 20 December. Residents can view the latest information about the project on the GPC website along with details of how to get involved.

Future Cemetery Provision for Loughborough

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At a cabinet meeting of the council on 19 October councillors were asked to agree a recommendation made to the meeting to agree a proposal on “Future Cemetery Provision for Loughborough”, in which it recommended that site 5 – Allendale Road- was taken forward as its preferred option. This recommendation was questioned by Councillors Parton, Cooper, Hachem, Hayes and Smidowicz and called back into the council for additional scrutiny at a “call-in” on 14 November. At the meeting on 14 November the councillors decided that the proposal should go back to cabinet with ALL the options to be considered. At Cabinet meeting 2 days later on 16 November Council decided that further work should be completed to find a site, with consultation on the viable options before they decide on a preferred location.

Following the referred cabinet meeting on 16 November 2017 the council have produced the following webpage for further information:

Following residents concerns HWRA put the following questions to Matthew Bradford, Head of Cleansing and Open Spaces:

1.     Why the council has waited 10 years to perform a feasibility study for cemeteries when the need was first recognised in 2007?

We were told in 2007 that there would be a need for more burial space. However, at the time the Burial Audit stated that based on current and future trends of burials, there was sufficient space for 25 years and the current site would not be full until 2032. Since then, burial rates have increased faster than expected and the information about the landscape, including the flood plain, has become clearer. We accept we could have acted earlier, but balancing priorities is always a difficult task for a council. We have five years to implement a solution.


2.     Have you applied to the Capital Program Proposal for 2018/2019 – 2020/21? As the report states that you were to submit the Capital Appraisal Form by the 13 October 2017 (which was 6 days before the paper was presented at the cabinet meeting)

The capital appraisal forms were submitted as part of the Council’s internal budget setting process. The final budget will be decided at the meeting of Council on 26th February 2018.


3.     In appendix 1: The Analysis of Sites for Suitability as a Potential New Cemetery, by Cemetery Development Services, (The Feasibility Study) gives a weighting of 5 to ponds and water courses, for site 5 Allendale Road, yet just the other side of Allendale Road (and the lozenge in to the Grange Park estate) is the Grange Park Linear Park, which has a stream running alongside it (as shown by the blue line on the OS map, p.36 of the report) which we suspect is within 30m of the boundary of the site. This stream leads to a wild life pond which is possibly about 200m from the site boundary. Grange park also has a surface drainage run off area for the estate, which is situated just to the left of the lozenge. We wonder what constitutes a “water course” for the purpose of this study and wonder if this could be clarified for us.

A watercourse is defined as any channel through which water flows. Watercourses can be natural or man-made, open on the surface or enclosed underground (such as in a culvert). The Council is aware of the stream running alongside the linear park.

A burial site must be:

      outside a source protection zone 1 (SPZ1)

      at least 250 metres from any well, borehole or spring supplying water for human consumption or used in food production – for example at farm dairies

      at least 30 metres from any spring or watercourse not used for human consumption or not used in food production

      at least 10 metres from any field drain, including dry ditches

      all cemetery developments and burials must maintain an unsaturated zone below the level of the base of the graves.

The Council has commissioned a high level Feasibility Study to assesses its burial options going forward. The study considered a number of high level factors in order to explore the suitability of each site. The study does not provide the detailed environmental assessment of the suitability of each site which is required to obtain the necessary permissions from the Environment Agency, who are required to license all new burial grounds. When the Environment Agency consider applications to register new burials grounds they undertake a detailed analysis of the proposed site in order to prevent the pollution of watercourses. More information on this issue can be found here: