Recent News

  • My objection to 18/01260/OUT (400 houses off Warwick Road)

    My objection on HDC website I am county councillor for the Gartree Division which includes the Kibworth Ward. I strongly object to this application which in my opinion should not even be considered in the light of the ‘made’ Kibworths Neighbourhood Plan (January 2018) which clearly shows the limits of development and this application is…

  • David Wilson Homes – 16/00166/OUT – 195 homes off Fleckney Road

    Latest news –  May 2018 The reserved matters application (18/00268/REM) for the Erection of 195 dwellings and associated appearance, landscaping, scale and infrastructure works, was approved by HDC Planning Committee and the decision published on 8 May 2018. The proposed development would, by virtue of its scale, design, form and massing, not adversely affect the…

  • Kibworth Harcourt and Kibworth Beauchamp (The Kibworths) Neighbourhood Plan

    Latest update – January 2018 Referendum result Number of papers voting YES = 1,111 Number of papers voting NO = 77 Spoilt papers = 3 Total votes cast = 1,191 (Turnout 24.8%) In accordance with the Regulations and Harborough District Council’s scheme of delegation The Kibworths Neighbourhood Development Plan is ‘made’ i.e. adopted, and planning applications…

  • Bovis application for 100 houses, London Rd, Great Glen

    Latest update – July 2017 This application (16/02081/OUT) was presented to Harborough District Council (HDC) planning committee on 18th July 2017 with an officer recommendation to approve. The public gallery was packed with Great Glen residents, many of whom had attended the meeting on 4th July when the 170 house application on Oaks Road by…

  • HDC Housing Options – Kibworth Harcourt SDA could mean thousands of homes

    Latest update – May 2017 (Still good news, for now!!) HDC Executive met on 15th May for a Reassessment and agree the Preferred Option for the Draft Submission Local Plan. This is the section confirming why the Kibworth North and East option is no longer being seen as a viable Strategic Development Area for the draft…

  • Kibworth & Gartree bus services

    Arriva X3 (Sapphire) – Market Harborough to Leicester and return Arriva operate a 30 min service, with several bus stops in the Kibworths. The X3 service alternates buses into The Square, Kibworth Beauchamp and then along the A6, or via Fleckney Road and the Kibworth Meadows estate in Kibworth Harcourt. Arriva X3 bus route changes &…

  • Centrebus 747 service cancellation

    Centrebus 747 service update (27 March 2017) A meeting on ‘interested parties’ was held this afternoon in Houghton on the Hill.  Representatives of Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and Centrebus met with just over a dozen parish and town council representatives, county and district councillors, who were all interested in finding a way to…

  • 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…

  • Arriva X3 bus route changes

    Latest update – February 2017 After the disappointing report to the Harborough Highways Forum, residents met with Chris Christoforou (Kibworth Harcourt Parish Councillor who also lives on the estate) and a response to the Harborough Highways Forum report was put together and sent to the Director of the County Council Environment & Transport directorate and…