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Sept 2021 – SSAG Committee: We are looking for new committee members to provide further energy and ideas as we go forward. If you would like to help, please get in touch using the “Contact Us” page.

Sept 2021 – Proposed Stoney Stanton Strategic Development Area: This is still a proposal and there is not any agreement that this will go ahead, however a group representing local land owners, the Pegasus Group, have spoken with the Parish Council and want to put forward their ideas (see Stoney Stanton News, February 2021). The SSAG is trying to keep up-to-date with developments.

Sept 2021 – New Blaby District Local Plan: Blaby District Council are pushing ahead with this (as it is a legal requirement for them to do so), and at the moment they are working through the 800 plus responses they received to the New Local Plan Options Consultation. The SSAG is holding meetings with them to discuss how it is developing and to present our views. We expect them to move to a formal consultation in Spring 2022.

August 2021 – HNRFI: We know that a company working for and on behalf of Tritax Symmetry have been making enquiries about land ownership locally. We have also heard that Tritax Symmetry is talking about future consultations but details are not available yet. We have heard unofficially that they may start at the end of September or early October.

7th May 2021 – Residents of the Fosse Villages vote in favour of the Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan.

see here for more information

6th May 2021 – Fosse Villages Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Residents of Blaby including Stoney Stanton, have the opportunity to vote in a Neighbourhood Plan referendum – the question being asked is:
“Do you want Blaby District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Fosse Villages to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” – You’ll find more information and our recommendation here.

28th January 2021 – Blaby Local Plan Options Document Consultation has been launched – action required by 12th March

The consultation focusses on three key areas:
1. Options for the location of future development. It sets out the direction that the Council expects to take.
2. All reasonable site options. These are sites promoted to the Council for built development by landowners, developers and site promoters.
3. Initial information about the main policies they expect to include in the Local Plan.
You can view the full document and appendices here
or
see the list of identified sites here

12th November 2020 – Application Submitted by Tritax Symmetry for an Order granting Development Consent for the Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange

The Planning Inspectorate have received a formal application to progress the development of the HNRFI.
Full details can be viewed here.

2nd October 2020 – A46 Expressway bypass plan finally dropped

According to reports in the Leicester Mercury, the proposed Eastern Express Way, which was looking to link the M69 at junction 2 to a new junction on the M1 looks very unlikely to go ahead. Midland Connect who were behind the project have now stated that they would not now be seeking government funding for this, as it would cost too much and not solve the traffic problems. See the full article here.

24th August 2020 – Planning Application Submitted for Warehousing off Huncote Road:

A formal development proposal has been submitted for warehousing and industrial units near Highfields Enterprise Centre off Huncote road.  Here the developers want to build 7 large warehouses and if successful, expect them to be occupied from as early as summer 2021!

There is no provision in the plan for any development to the road infrastructure. So all the additional cars and lorries will get to and from this development through the centre of Stoney Stanton. How much more can our village take?

We urge everyone to take a look at the plans and make your voices heard – we only have until September 10th to make our objections. Please go online here and click Search Applications, reference 20/0835/RM
You’ll be able to view the plans and post your comments.

Also you can see the developer’s information here.

24th March 2020 – HIF Bid rejected

It was announced that the government have rejected Leicestershire County Council’s bid for a £19m share of the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to make changes to junction 2 of the M69. These changes are thought to be key for both the Council’s strategic housing plans and the HNRFI. Whilst this is good news, it is not yet the end of the matter – as the Council could raises the funds with developers. see the cabinet report here and the Leicester Mercury article here.

11th February 2020 – HNFRI debated in Parliament

The Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange was debated in parliament by Alberto Costa MP on 11th February 2020 – here you can watch the video or read the transcript.