On Monday 5th March 2018 HDC agreed the Local Plan 2011-2031 and it will now be submitted to the Inspectors for approval. Despite many objections the Local Plan 2011-2031 still includes further development at Magna Park up to 700,000 sq mts. This figure coincides exactly with the area of land covered by the two outstanding planning applications from Gazeley and dbSymmetry. The next step is to make the Inspector aware of the concerns of residents at the public hearing, probably in June 2018.
The Magna Park is Big Enough campaign has sent a booklet entitled “What they say, What we say” to all councillors explaining why councillors will not be complying with legislation and their own policies if they accept further plans to expand Magna Park. You can view this booklet here
The new date for the postponed Council meeting is Wednesday 10th January. All the arrangements are the same as for the postponed meeting on 11th December.
The planning application (15/01531/OUT) to expand Magna Park along the A5 and up towards Ullesthorpe and the Claybrookes has been “called in” to full council. This means that the planning approval given on 23rd November has been withheld and the decision whether to approve or not will now be made by the full council at 6.30pm on Wednesday 10th January. We need to grab this opportunity with both hands so please come along at 6pm to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome to demonstrate your opposition to any further expansion of Magna Park. More information here
After pressure from the Magna Park is Big Enough group HDC have agreed to extend the Local Plan consultation period by 2 weeks. So if you have not yet submitted your opposition to the Local Plan and its proposal to allow expansion of 700,000 sq mts at Magna Park YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DO SO. Click here for more details. The closing date is now Friday 17th November.