College Fields Planning Application
Latest News: Victory cheers from campaigners as Rolleston college fields plan refused
Campaigners fighting the controversial application to build 100 homes are celebrating a landmark victory, after planners voted to turn down the proposals. Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) plans to erect houses on the field of the former Forest of Needwood School were dismissed by councillors who supported claims the development was in direct conflict with the wishes of the community as laid out in the Neighbourhood Development Plan. Councillor Martin Blencowe said he anticipated the developer would appeal against the decision and it would be decided by the planning inspectorate. It has not yet been confirmed whether or not this will be the case. Read the Burton Mail article here.
(Rolleston on Dove Parish Council notice dated 13 November 2013)
"This afternoon at a meeting with ESBC they have confirmed that the College Fields Planning Application is on the Agenda to be considered by the planning applications committee on Monday 25th November, commencing 2pm, Town Hall (there will be no site visit on this occasion). The planning officer will be making a recommendation for a "resolution to permit". The committee have three options, defer, refuse or permit. Once the committee have made the decision, ESBC must inform the Secretary of State of their decision. He will then consider if the application should be called in."
Here is the agenda and officers report. Further information can be found here.
St Mary's Advent Spectacular! 2013 Theme ‘Great Expectations’
Did you miss it - or want a reminder. Take a look here.
Neighbourhood Development Plan Examiners Report
The Independent Examiners Report for the NHD plan was received by ESBC and Rolleston Parish Council on Friday 18th October with the following recommendation:-
"I am pleased to recommend to East Staffordshire Borough Council that the Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Development Plan should, subject to the modifications I have put forward, proceed to referendum".
A formal request has been submitted to ESBC asking them to make the recommended modifications to plan and asking that they arrange a referendum asap.
Rolleston-on-Dove Village Calendar 2014
A free calendar has been produced for Rollestonians to download for the year 2014. Get your copy here.
Both the threat and the reality of large scale developments within the village and surrounding areas remains at the forefront of many people’s minds what with the College Fields planning application and news that Staffordshire County Council hope to develop farm land off Knowles Hill and Anslow Lane. Remember to keep up to date on developments by regularly checking the planning section here and on the ESBC website.
Last updated: 8 December 2013