Most of you will have received a postcard from Ainscough Strategic Land through the post recently. This proposed development will be for some 100+ houses on an area of land rejected by over 76% of our residents in consultations held prior to the Neighbourhood Plan in 2015. The Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum in 2015 with 89% support for development on the south of Station Road.
The Owl homes development by the canal is imminent and a Masterplan for the Station Field development has been approved following public consultation. These two developments on the south side of Station Road together with the additional windfall sites already permitted or completed (infill on spare land, conversion of Ambion Court etc), will more than meet our housing needs requirement until at least 2026 with capacity for our requirements to 2039 based on current figures. This Ainscough proposal together with the Richborough application for the land in front of the golf course would almost double our housing requirement and adding some 160+ unnecessary houses and a further potential 300+ vehicles to the existing congested Station Road traffic.
Please bear in mind that
- The consultation you received is for the benefit of the developer and will not affect any decisions made by the local planning authority.
- The only way to influence planning decisions is to comment to HBBC on submitted planning applications.
We suggest that if you wish to share your thoughts with Ainscough by all means do so, but we strongly recommend you wait until a formal application is made to Hinckley and Bosworth Council at which point your objections should be sent to the planning department who are the decision makers.
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We are currently revising and updating the Neighbourhood Plan in line with regulations and requirements introduced since our last plan. If you would like to get involved please contact us at the Volunteer to help us page