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News  »  OUTRAGE! - BLOORS II ? THE RETURN



   OUTRAGE! - BLOORS II ? THE RETURN    21 June, 2012

Bloor have again applied to place 91 houses, associated garaging and roads on the Rothley Brook Green Wedge at Groby Road, Ratby (to the east of Groby Cemetery)  less than 18 months after being rejected by a Gov. planning Inspector!

We need the help of ALL Groby & Ratby residents to URGENTLY write or email H&BBC objecting to this development for which there is NO local need! 

This proposed BLOOR development can and will open the floodgates to a development of ALL the land between Groby, Ratby and Glenfield. Currently the site is a healthy green wedge as seen here.    

HELP US TO STOP THIS UNWANTED DEVELOPMENT! 

WRITE PERSONALLY AND REFER TO (12/00250/FUL):

FAO           Anne Lynch

                   Planning Department

                   Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

                   Argents Mead

                   Hinckley

                   Leicestershire LE10 1BZ

OR EMAIL REFERRING TO (12/00250/FUL):

 anne.lynch@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

WE MUST STOP THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

 

  • Encroachment into OUR Green Wedge
  • Dragging the Ratby settlement boundary right up to the Groby Parish boundary
  • Home-buyers on this site would be Ratby residents and ratepayers but dependent on the already overstretched Groby facilities and amenities.
  • Lack of capacity in local schools, particularly Primary schools, including large waiting lists
  • Lack of available capacity of Doctors and Dentists
  • Unsustainable increase in commuter traffic flow
  • Creating unsafe pedestrian environment for Brookvale/Groby College students

Impact on wildlife and ecology area

Do you want to live in an urban sprawl the size of a small town without any of a town's facilities? The Rothley Brook Green Wedge was originally defined in order to prevent the merging of our villages and to enable each village to maintain it’s own identity. This proposed development, as well as encroaching on the green wedge, in practical terms, merges the Ratby and Groby Settlement boundaries leaving the floodgates wide open for the owners of all of the land between Groby, Ratby and Glenfield (every blade of grass owned by developers) to apply for permission to build! This application is being allowed less than 18 months after Bloors had their Appeal rejected by a Government Planning Inspector and now Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council have allowed them to submit a new planning application for the same valuable green-space site. 

THIS PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IS NOT A FOREGONE CONCLUSION WE CAN PREVENT IT IF ENOUGH VILLAGERS WRITE IN!

PLEASE WRITE NOW TO H&BBC

TO MAINTAIN YOURS AND YOUR FAMILY’S HERITAGE!

Please use the template or construct your own letter/e-mail from the facts detailed below

GREEN WEDGE

The Rothley Brook Green Wedge has its own protection and acts as a separation strip between Ratby, Groby and Glenfield in order to prohibit encroachment and the merging of two communities and also to protect their separate identities. 

Remember that two planning inspectors have previously refused this application by putting significant weight on these grounds.

SCHOOLS

There are already significant waiting lists at all of the Primary Schools in both villages.  This development can only put unsustainable pressure on our already oversubscribed schools causing existing residents to be forced to take their children elsewhere.  This may well be exacerbated by the impending Academy status of some of our local schools in this coming school year.

TRAFFIC

As you are well aware, there is already considerable daily congestion in and out of both villages, particularly at peak times, including many accidents on the A50/A46 junction.  The commuter status of this development can only make this situation considerably worse.

CHILDREN'S SAFETY

The single access/egress road of this development will inevitably increase traffic hazards at and around the entrance to Brookvale School/Groby College, where there has already been one fatal accident. In the past the LCC have tried to sweep this issue “under the carpet”!

HEALTH

The Doctors’ surgeries are already under pressure, Groby's practice being already full.  There is no dentist at all in Ratby and only a private dentist in Groby.   As well as inconvenience this will also add to the already difficult traffic issues.

WILDLIFE

There is no provision for a separated wildlife area encompassing the badger setts.  The present proposals allow for an open space/play area which is within the established badger sett area. As well as unsatisfactory for the badgers, this could also constitute a serious hazard for small children.   

THIS IS PART OF A COMBINED ACTION PLAN OF BOTH RATBY AND GROBY VILLAGES IN ORDER TO PREVENT A DEVELOPMENT THAT MAY EVENTUALLY MERGE THE TWO VILLAGES INTO ONE TOWN!

Please write or email your objections to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council or deliver your letters of objection to the Ratby or Groby Parish Council offices or your nearest Parish Councillor as soon as possible and if at all possible please forward copies to us. If you have any questions contact your Parish Council office or local councillors.

Contacts:

Ratby PC office:          ratbypcouncil@btconnect.com          Tel: 0116 239 0167

Ratby PC website:     http://ratby.leicestershireparishcouncils.org

Groby PC office:         parishclerk@groby.com                      Tel: 0116 287 6985

 

Although the HBBC site currently states "Comments may not be submitted at this time - The public consultation period for this application has ended. We are no longer accepting comments from the public on this application"

PLEASE continue to send your emails direct

to anne.lynch@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

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