Category: Glen Ward

  • Welcome to this website

    This site has been created to inform residents in the Gartree Division of the Leicestershire County Council about County Council matters that affect this beautiful area of High Leicestershire, which straddles the Roman Gartree Road, and consists of the Harborough District Council wards of Glen and Kibworth plus parts of the Billesdon and Tilton wards.…

  • Oaks Road new application for 170 houses Great Glen approved

    Latest news – September 2019 Following an inspection and subsequent report by the Planning Inspectorate, the appeal is allowed, and the reserved matters are approved, namely appearance, landscaping, layout and scale submitted in pursuance of Condition 1 attached to planning permission Ref 17/00579/OUT dated 19 October 2017, and subject to the conditions set out in…

  • Application 19/00862/OUT Sports & Extra care Great Glen

    Neil O’Brien MP, DCllr James Hallam, CCClr Kevin Feltham and DCllr Rani Mahal at the entrance to Chestnut Drive after discussing the proposals. All have submitted objections. 19/00862/OUT | Hybrid planning application comprising: 1) Full: Sports facilities and associated maintenance building and pavilion/changing facilities building together with landscaping, additional car parking and access to the…

  • Strategic Growth Plan and Expressway

    Update – May 2019 Councillor Phil King, who took charge of Harborough District Council in early May, says other options need to be properly looked at before settling on a plan that involves ‘carpeting over hundreds of acres of green land’. The proposed A46 Expressway would broadly run in a loop from the Hobby Horse Roundabout near…

  • Consultation on merger of two GP practices

    Latest – November 2018 In a press release dated 12 November, the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (ELR CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) approved Two Shires Medical Practice and Kibworth Medical Centre’s proposal to merge the two practices into one practice. The two practices will write to patients in due course informing…

  • Brookfield Gardens in Great Glen

    September 2018 The  County Council’s Director of Adults Services & Communities, Jon Wilson, is sending a letter to every household in Great Glen explaining the full facts of the project. June 2018 People interested in a scheme to provide homes for adults with disabilities in Great Glen are invited to a drop-in event. The County…

  • Great Glen – New crematorium off London Road

    The Great Glen crematorium opened (March 2017) After more than 9 months of work, the new crematorium opened in w/b 20 March 2017.  The operators, Westerleigh, are responsible for about 30 crematoria across the UK.  The land on which the crematorium is built is part of the Co-operative Group’s landholding in the area.  Although the…

  • Boundary changes for Leicestershire Divisions

    The New Gartree Division boundaries New Leicestershire County Council Divisions approved – November 2016 The Leicestershire (Electoral Changes) Order 2016 has been accepted by Parliament, and so the new electoral arrangements will come into force at the next scheduled elections for Leicestershire County Council in May 2017. The changes for the Gartree Division are as…

  • Great Glen – Bovis plans for 100+ houses off London Road

    Bovis Public Consultation – 25th November 2016 Bovis are proposing 100+ homes on the land between London Road and the A6 bypass. They held a public exhibition/consultation in Great Glen Village Hall from 1pm to 7pm on Friday 25th November 2016. I arrived just before 5pm and was surprised that this developer exhibition did not attract…

  • Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessments 2014 & 2015

    A Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) for the Harborough District, was published in 2014, and showed 17 sites around the Kibworths, amounting to 635 hectares, which at 30 dwellings per hectare would give just under 20,000 dwellings if all were developed.  In practice, though many of the sites have been assessed as unsuitable for development…