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19/00250/OUT | Hybrid planning application comprising: Outline application for development (including demolition) of up to 2,750 dwellings; business, general industrial and storage and distribution uses; two primary schools; neighbourhood centre; public open space; greenspace; drainage features; acoustic barrier; and other associated infrastructure (some matters reserved); and full application for the development of a spine road and associated junctions with the A426 north of Lutterworth, Gilmorton Road, Chapel Lane (including the partial closure and realignment of Chapel Lane to motor vehicles and horse riders), and the A4304 east of M1 Junction 20; comprising carriageway, footway, cycleway and associated infrastructure to include earthworks, bridge structures, services, drainage, landscaping, lighting and signage | Land East Of Lutterworth Gilmorton Road Lutterworth Leicestershire
  • Total Consulted: 283
  • Comments Received: 168
  • Objections: 160
  • Supporting: 0
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Comment submitted date: Thu 18 Jun 2020

I am concerned about such a huge development next to Lutterworth which already has a lot of housing built around it's edges in the last few years, this expanding population has already had a big impact on the availability of services in the town such as how busy the supermarkets are, parking in the town, doctors and dentists. Lutterworth is a very small town and there is no room to expand the high streets with more shops and services. This development proposes two primary schools, but nothing else, how will Lutterworth be able to cope with upwards of 10000 extra people using its facilities, I think it would be a disaster for the town. Surely a development of this size needs its own high street with shops and services. The countryside where this is proposed is also extremely beautiful with woodland, the river swift and open fields with badger sets and other wildlife, this is used by the residents of Lutterworth and Walcote as outside space for walking and exercising which is much needed with the expansion of Magna Park on the other side of Lutterworth making that area inaccessible. The plans for building more warehousing around this development seems extremely odd when there is Magna Park so close by which is being expanded, there has also been a warehouse built on the M1 roundabout going into Lutterworth a few years ago which had never been used, so I feel there is no need for this kind of development and to ruin our countryside with ugly buildings. I think it makes much more sense to create a new village in its own right with all the necessary infrastructure to support it, ideally in between Lutterworth and Market Harborough, so anything not catered for would be split between these towns, or even between Lutterworth and Broughton Astley.

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sun 31 May 2020

This development lacks significant facilities which are urgently required:
1. No Dental provision - nearest NHS dentist with vacancies is currently in Blaby and no provision is included in this plan.
2. Doctors and Hospital facility are seriously lacking now and no provision is included we will need another 2 practises to cover 2750 houses- that could easily be 10,000 people!
3. Pollution - the spine road is no alternative for a by pass and this is a one off opportunity to build one- the response of the Leader of the MHDC that the M1 is our by pass does not deserve comment only ridicule a clueless idiot.The number of roundabouts included will deter all lorry drivers and tehy will continue to use the Leicester road and the Aicraft Roundabout with the new Aldi and increased traffic from Magna Park will seriously congest Lutterworth. Furthermore the decision of The Highways agency to divert traffic via Gibbets roundabut to Lutterworth to join the M1 North after the M6/M1/A14 junstion redesign has already significantley increased HGV traffic.
4. Access to high school provision is constrained now and will not cope with 500+ more pupils and access by foot/bike via Misterton Way is a very dangerous option - totaly unfeasible and will result in deaths/serious injuries! The only option is more School buses to the High School/Grammer School along already congested roads including Church street/George Street .
5. No provision is made for old people accommodation but we are advised that Lutterworth is critically short of this type of accommodation and we must now build on the very last small piece of green belt between Lutterworth & Bitteswell to faciltate this- if it s so important why is it not included in Lutterworth East planning?
6. Water both rain and seage has no where to go and if it goes in the River Swift the Elms and surrounding area will flood- we saw it this year to a slight degree but if you concrete over the Misterton fields where will it soak away to, it will simply run off even quicker- shrugging your shoulders and saying Severn trent will deal is not acceptable! (This was a respnse I received to this question at one of the earlier Public meetings.) The lutterworth Sewage works is also not sufficient and how do you propose to get it over under the M1 or are you going to tank sewage - yet mpre traffic!
7. We do not need more Warehousing we already have teh Biggest distribution park in europe why would you want to spread to the other side of the M1 we alsready have several empty sites on Magna Park (Argos, old Wayfair, Tornado has never had a resident and teh warehouse by the M1 is the same) you are also building on Leaders farm for light industrial so its not required.

In conclusion I feel that many of my points will be ignored but at some point we need to put a line in the sand and say if you dont add the facilities FIRST you can't build. But given this is County Council land I am sure it will go through on the nod!

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

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Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

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Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

Town is big enough already, this will devalue my property

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Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

I have watched the development of this application with interest and read many of the supporting documents however I am not at all convinced that the following issues are being addressed or that comments and objections are being heeded.
1. Destruction of agricultural and green space. The area is part agricultural and the site of nature reserves, ancient trees and woodlands and a significant area used for local residents to walk and enjoy the natural countryside. I know from previous developments that trees, hedges and natural features have "accidently" been destroyed by development and would like firm assurance that they would not be in this case.
2. As has already been stated by numerous objectors Lutterworth and surrounding area does not have the infrastructure to support the proposed increase in population - Schools, public transport, medical facilities and Policing.
3. The idea that housing needs can be met by building on land adjacent to the M1 motorway and dissected by a so called "spine road" is and I am struggling to come up with a suitable word here, unbelievable. Despite the many surveys contained in this application I find it difficult to believe that air quality and traffic congestion in the surrounding area will not be effected. Who will want to live in a property sandwiched by two noisy and polluting busy roads?

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

Lutterworth does not have the facilities to accommodate this level of development, the schools are currently oversubscribed. The doctors surgery is at times at breaking point. Lutterworth has had more than its share of new developments with the lack of facilities causing issues for residents. The air pollution in the town is already publicised as being dangerously high, the additional development with become a health hazard to residents.

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

The growth of Lutterworth over recent years has been excessive. The local amenities and road network will be swamped by an increase in population of this size. In 2018 Lutterworth had an estimated population size of 10,854. These new dwellings will increase the population by roughly 5,500, an increase of over 50%

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

Strongly object do you not think you have took enough of our country side

(Objects)

Comment submitted date: Sat 30 May 2020

Lutterworth does not have the infrastructure to support this number of new houses. Our local roads are already heavily congested with all the traffic from Magna Park and cannot cope with more traffic that would result from more houses and/or more warehouses. I live on the newly built Royal Park development, we are already surrounded by the M1 and The A426, now the proposal is to build the Spine Road behind our home!! This will create even more noise and air pollution for residents. The local council has lost all credibility with people who live in and around Lutterworth. Harborough District Council doesn't care about those who live in the west of the district and it would never countenance developments of this vast scale in or around Market Harborough.

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