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Government Planning Consultation - Neighbourhood Planning

Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:02

Don't miss your chance to have a say. We are seeking Network Member views on the two Neighbourhood Planning questions asked within the Government's 'Planning for the right homes in the right places' consultation.

To vote on each question visit the Members Area at http://www.leicestershirecommunities.org.uk/np/members-area.html#poll-845416. Don't forget you will need to be logged in to access this area. The vote will closed on 7th November 2017 and responses will then be submitted to the Government on behalf of Network Members.

Tags: Consultation, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, housing

Consultation on proposed changes to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and mainstream Home to School Transport Policies

Posted: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:30

LCC provides transport to nursery and school/college for approximately 400 children with SEN under five, and between the ages of 16-19.

Proposals being considered are:

  • Reducing the level of discount available to children and young people from low income families for transport to nursery and post 16 education
  • To stop offering council arranged taxis and minibuses to transport SEN students to post 16 education and offer a Personal Transport Budget instead
  • To stop providing transport to post 16 education for eligible mainstream post 16 students

Consultation link is www.leicestershire.gov.uk/school-transport-policy-changes and deadline: 21st December 2017

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Consultation on Melton Mowbray Distributor Road

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:20

Melton Mowbray's town centre suffers from traffic congestion especially during peak commuting times. LCCl has worked closely with Melton Borough Council and partners to develop a recommended route for the creation of a distributor road around the outskirts of the town. The distributor road forms a key part of the draft Melton Local Plan which sets out a vision for sustainable growth in the Borough until 2036.

The recommended route will help to reduce congestion within Melton Mowbray's town centre and provide access to future housing and employment growth areas. The attached consultation brochure contains information on the scheme.

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Draft Communities Strategy - Your Views

Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:22

Last few days to give your views and comment on the Leicestershire Draft Communities Strategy.

To make sure that your views are included comments must be made by 31st August 2017.

Visit our Have Your Say page for details.

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Get involved in community kitchens in Leicestershire

Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:25

Leicestershire County Council has received £20,000 from Sainsbury's to help tackle food waste across the county.

Investment was secured from the supermarket giants under its Waste less, Save more initiative, and the council is launching three community kitchens as part of a scheme to get people thinking about what food they throw away at home. The county council is looking for residents to take part in a free 10-week course, starting Monday, 4 September, designed for participants to use the facilities to eat and socialise together, while learning and sharing tips on how to reduce food waste and save money.

These will open in Earl Shilton, Barwell and Wykin. As well as urging people to sign up to the 10-week course, the county council is encouraging people to volunteer and keep the community kitchens running after the initial 10 week course, so that other people can participate and learn how to make the most of their food.

Councillor Pain added: "This is a vital role in helping to tackle food waste issues in the future.

"Volunteers will welcome new people to the kitchen, help to prepare and serve food, demonstrate how to store and freeze foods properly, help people to portion properly and reduce the amount of food that they waste in their homes, saving them money on their food bills."

Sainsbury's put out a nationwide call to communities to take part in the next phase of their Waste less, Save more campaign following a twelve-month trial in Swadlincote, Derbyshire last year.

The firm offered an overall grant pot of one million pounds to communities looking to provide innovative ways to help households cut food waste.

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury's head of sustainability, said: "We've learnt a huge amount as a result of our 12-month pilot and we are really excited to be rolling out the next phase of Waste less, Save more.

"We've learnt a lot about how we can help households waste less food and save money, but we're now casting our net wider to see what innovative ways communities up and down the country do to tackle food waste."

Anyone interested in volunteering or taking part in the 10-week course can email wasteprevention@leics.gov.uk or ring 0116 305 7005.

Tags: Funding, Grants, Consultation, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation

Draft Leicestershire Communities Strategy

Posted: Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:54

Leicestershire County Council's Communities team is carrying out informal engagement of Leicestershire's draft Communities Strategy and are keen to hear the views, thoughts and opinions of Leicestershire residents.

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DRAFT Leicestershire Communities Strategy

Posted: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:18

Leicestershire County Council have launched the Draft Leicestershire Communities Strategy and are keen to hear your views on their priorities and vision.

To view the Strategy and submit your comments visit THIS CONSULTATION HAS NOW CLOSED

Tags: Consultation, Community

Have you say on the Examination Process

Posted: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:17

The Government consultation 'Fixing our Broken Housing Market' is open for comment until 11:45pm on 2nd May 2017. They are particularly interested in finding out people's experience of the Examination process:-

What sort of advice and support did you receive just before submission of your neighbourhood plan or order to the local planning authority and what additional support would be helpful?

What information was available to you and others in the very early stages of the examination process and what would you find most useful?

What information or support is available to neighbourhood planning groups and others on when oral hearings might be appropriate? Are there additional or alternative ways that an examiner could explore issues or seek further information?

Should the examination process better involve neighbourhood planning groups in decisions where modifications to a neighbourhood plan are being recommended?

Comments can be submitted on-line via the following link:


Tags: Neighbourhood Planning, Neighbourhood Planning Legislation, Consultation

Charnwood Forest Needs You!

Posted: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:01

The Regional Park are developing a Landscape Partnership bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £3 million to help people to explore, understand and care for Charnwood Forest.

We need your help to shape the bid so please tell us your views:

  • Would you be interested in exploring and learning more about Charnwood Forest?
  • If so, what aspects would you like to visit/know more about?
  • What is preventing you from doing that now and what would help you?
  • What do you love most about Charnwood Forest?
  • What would you like to happen to improve the area?

To find out more and tell us what you think, please email us your answers to those questions, or:

Post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charnwoodbid/

tweet us: https://twitter.com/charnwoodbid

complete a very quick survey: https://survs.com/survey/qtok2r3hna

visit our website: http://www.nationalforest.org/involved/cfl_partnership.php

Post to: Charnwood Bid, National Forest Company, Bath Yard, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 6BA
or phone: 01283 551211

Tags: Consultation, Charnwood Forest, Get Involved

HS2 Ltd Information Events

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:05

HS2 Ltd will be holding two Information Events in Leicestershire during January 2017. For further information visit our HS2 Page

Tags: HS2, Consultation

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