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  • 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.…

  • 400 more houses proposed for the Kibworths rejected

    October 2019 At the HDC Planning Committee meeting on 1 October, this application (18/01260/OUT) was recommended for refusal by the planning officer.  Written comments to the committee had been provided by Neil O’Brien MP and council leader and Kibworths Ward member, DCllr Phil King. Objection statements were made by CCllr Kevin Feltham (also chairman of…

  • 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…

  • Unitary Leicestershire Authority

    County Council Scrutiny meetings “Now is the time to consider change,” says the County Council leader ahead of seeking views from a wide range of stakeholders on shaking up local government across Leicestershire. Over the autumn and winter 2018/19, the council will speak to and seek the views of MPs, district councils, parish and town…

  • 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…

  • Multi-agency actions for the Kibworths

    September 2018 The most recent meeting of the Community Focus Group was on 19 September. July/August 2018 Latest crime figures for the Harborough North LPU for June 2018 have now been published with details of 160 crimes, compared to 159 in May.  Forty crimes were reported for the Kibworth Ward,  and 21 for the Glen…

  • Poor Air Quality & traffic problems on A6 through Kibworth Harcourt

    Latest News – September 2018 The AQMA Action Plan for the A6 Kibworths has been published by HDC and can be found here http://www.harborough.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/4758/kibworth_air_quality_action_plan_2019-2031.pdf In addition to the HDC Environmental Health officers discussing the Plan with both Kibworth Parish Councils (KBPC – 25 September, KHPC 4 October) two public drop-n sessions have been arranged in…

  • 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…