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Representations on New Local Plan Options - Rural Centres

Representation ID: 3764

COMMENT Miss Ruth Thompson


rural centres must not be used to shoe horn in housing as even if they have shops and pubs these are not used by enough to make them viable

Representation ID: 3221

COMMENT MR Michael Wilcox


Be flexible to change the category if some services are closed despite new residents as often they do not support the local services

Representation ID: 2901

OBJECT The Co-operative Group (Mr Matthew Stafford)


Please see representations submitted by the Co-operative Group (20151029 TCG Reps New Plan for Harborough Options Consultation Doc') by email on 29/10/15 to

Representation ID: 2690

SUPPORT Mr O Tebbs represented by Hutchinsons Planning (Mr Keith Hutchinson)


We support the identification of a settlement hierarchy for Harborough District to ensure that future development is sustainably located. We further support the selection of Ullesthorpe as a rural centre within that hierarchy to reflect its suitability to absorb some additional development.

Representation ID: 2611

SUPPORT David Wilson Homes East Midlands (Helen Bareford)


The inclusion of the Kibworths and Billesdon as Rural Centres is fully supported. Both settlements play an important role for the wider rural area and must be sustained by the allocation of signigicant new housing development and infrastructure.

Representation ID: 1907

COMMENT LUBENHAM Parish Council (Mrs Diana Cook)


Some of these centres, whilst having adequate services to meet the needs of the existing community, may not have high levels of employment opportunities therefore business development to meet the needs of local people should match the increases in housing development

Representation ID: 1763

OBJECT Mr Christopher Gladman


Kibworth Harcourt should not be joined with Kibworth Beauchamp as a single rural centre ("the Kibworths"). Harcourt does not have the facilities to qualify as a rural centre.

Representation ID: 1723

COMMENT Andrew Granger & Co (Mr Fritz Graves) represented by Andrew Granger & Co (Mr Fritz Graves)


We support the retention of these villages as Rural Centres. Their role and the retention and improvement of the community infrastructure they provide for the wider rural area must be sustained by additional housing, and employment, development.

Representation ID: 1132

SUPPORT Barratt Homes/David Wilson Homes (Mr Robert Galij)


Inclusion of "the Kibworths" within the list of "Rural Centres" is supported and the supporting text/commentary under this particular settlement category is endorsed.

Representation ID: 1062

COMMENT Mrs Kathleen Rowell


These identified centres can stand some development but schools, Doctors etc cannot sustain large numbers of extra housing.
Public Transport is abysmal.

Representation ID: 1007

COMMENT KIBWORTH HARCOURT Parish Council (Dr Kevin Feltham)


The Rural Centres of both Great Glen and The Kibworths are still coping with the significant size of development from the Last Local Plan in GG/2 and KB/1. The Core Strategy included a paragraph in Policy 17 that gave some protection to further largescale development outside the limits of development, and no further policies for further development should be included until the Neighbourhood Plans for both settlements have been adopted. The sustainability of The Kibworths is already compromised with the primary school full , two GP surgeries near or at capacity, and highways infrastructure, especially access to A6..

Representation ID: 876

COMMENT Godfrey -Payton (J R Palfreyman) represented by Godfrey -Payton (J R Palfreyman)


Under the Policy adopted Great Bowden should be within this category.

Representation ID: 563

OBJECT Godfrey -Payton (J R Palfreyman) represented by Godfrey -Payton (J R Palfreyman)


Great Bowden has 4 of the 6 key services and a bus service. It should be classed as a Rural Centre.

Representation ID: 553

COMMENT Stefan Richter


Rural Centres are being declared sustainable simply by the fact of having certain services present. This can't be correct when those services are either under threat or already at or over capacity.
By proposing further development in such places I would argue that HDC is at odds with its own vision outlined in this very plan which calls for: "housing should be located where it will enhance or maintain the vitality of rural communities." .

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