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

Archive for April, 2014

100 homes off Laburnum Way

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An application has today been made for:

Erection of up to 100 dwellings and associated works with provision for highway/pedestrian access, open space and structural landscaping.

Please make your voice heard by viewing the planning proposal on the councils website and submitting them your thoughts by emailing them at quoting the application number.

The application number is P/14/0641/2

Comments must be made by 16 May. If you want to get involved with helping to protect the land then get in contact with us ASAP.

Please visit the councils Planning Explorer Website to view the application.

In your email/letter of objection please mention the following:

  • How the development will affect YOU
  • Loss of the beautiful views and vistas
  • Traffic issues
  • How you currently use the land and what it means to YOU
  • Your personal knowledge of the aa including wildlife.

Consider also the following:

  • Are the feature of the natural and built-up environment protected?
  • Part of the site is within the development limit adopted by CBC as a structural open space (Policy RT/12)
  • Policy CT/2 states that a development should not harm the character and appearance of the countryside.
  • The development will add to the growing need for community services.
  • Should this type of development be allowed when the emerging Corer Strategy (CBC’s planning Framework guide) rejects development in the South and South West of Loughborough

This beautiful piece of land is currently enjoyed by our community, and local wildlife.

Let future generations know that you did all you could to the vent this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being ruined by man and turning our estate into and even bigger area of #urbandesert

Consultation on the Future of Libraries

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The current financial plan includes £800,000 of savings from the libraries budget. In March the Cabinet agreed to consult the public on proposals to reduce opening hours at the 16 most used libraries and assess community interest in running the remaining 36 libraries.


People will have a chance to have their say online, at public meetins or by email. The consultation closes on 7 July 2014. Full details are availabile at

Street Lighting Efficiency Savings

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Charnwood Borough Council are continuing to rollout there part night time lighting streets in residential areas. The lights will be turned off from midnight until 5:30am (+/- 15 minutes) The work should commence in the next few months.

Following the comments the council received during the consultation period the revised proposals can be found on Leicesteshire County Councils website at the following address. Our estate is in Shelthorpe Ward which is Number 4.

Part-Night Street Lighting in Charnwood


Once the changes in street lighting are introduced the council will be monitoring all the sites in conjunction with the emergency services and parish and town councils.  This is to ensure that the introduction of part night lighting does not have any unanticipated adverse impacts.  This process will identify if any further changes need to be made to the lighting.
The Council advises that where street lights are turned off, you will need to consider carefully how you park on the road at night to ensure other road users can see your vehicle.