Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125

Planning Applications

Parish Council Meeting 25th September 2019 at 7.30pm

The following planning applications were considered at this meeting and no comment was made

i. Ref. No: 19/01441/FUL - Hebe House, The Lea, Main Street

ii. Ref. No: 19/01445/FUL - The Croft, Beadswell Lane

iii. Ref.No: 19/01480/VAC - Sunnyside, Scotland Lane

Parish Council Meeting - 3rd July 2019 at 6.30 pm

The following planning applications were considered at this meeting

  1. Ref. No: 19/00943/LBC - Manor House Farm, Main Street - Consultee comment
  2. Ref. No: 19/00957/TCA – Greenbank, Main Street - Consultee comment
  3. Ref. No: 18/1082/REM – Miller Homes, Oaks Road - Burton Overy Parish Council remains opposed to the development on Oaks Road.It particularly objects to the revised plans and proposed increased density of housing. This huge increase in residents, resulting in much greater numbers of personal and delivery vehicles, will be to the detriment of Burton Overy given that the route through our village is the obvious route when travelling south on the A6. Travelling down Oaks Road to the A6 is simply not going to be viable, especially if there is a T junction at the junction with Stretton Road as this must cause a backlog due to the single lane nature of Oaks Road. Oaks Road is uncomfortably busy even now. Burton Overy has a unique character as a farming village and this contributes to the conservation status. Farm vehicles use the small lanes in Burton Overy and these are not suited to large numbers of extra vehicles.The proposal to raise the level of the site would enhance the damage the visual impact will have on the surrounding area, in particular on the conservation village of Burton Overy. A significant feature of Burton Overy is that no developments can be seen on any surrounding ridgelines and this development would significantly raise the houses into plain sight from miles around. The national planning Inspector was very clear about the environmental damage this development would cause, even at a reduced level and therefore it is unacceptable that these revised plans, indeed any plans, should be permitted.

    It cannot be stated what effect the concerns raised concerning flooding and water distribution will have and there has been no consideration as to how this may affect surrounding villages, especially Burton Overy, given the intention to utilise the Burton Brook. This aspect needs to be fully considered before any permissions are granted.

    In summary, the houses are not needed within local plans and there has been no consideration as to how this development will affect neighbouring villages.

For more information please go to the HARBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING PAGES.

Disclaimer: For all undecided planning applications, please consult the Harborough District Council planning pages or contact the District Council directly. The parish council receives details of applications and are consulted on them. We can submit our views (taking into account the views of local residents), but the District/Borough Council primarily look to us to provide local insight and may not follow our view. The public should send comments to both the parish council and District Council within any deadline period. You can voice your concerns to them on any planning matter.

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