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Councillors and residents welcome rejection of housing development

March 11, 2015 10:31 PM

Cllrs Bill Crooks and Michael Mullaney submit the petition against plans to build 450 houses in Barlestone and OsbastonProposals to put 450 houses between Barlestone and Osbaston have been turned down following huge opposition by residents and Councillors. Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Planning Committee recently kicked out the plans to build the new development.

Concerns had been raised that local infrastructure in the villages could not cope with that size of development.

Councillors Bill Crooks (Lib Dem; Barlestone, Osbaston) and Michael Mullaney Lib Dem, parliamentary spokesman for Bosworth, had spoken to residents across the two villages about the plans and collected 434 signatures from local residents opposing the development.

Councillor Bill Crooks said "The plans by Jupiter Strategic Land Developers plans to build 450 houses on green field land situated between Bosworth Road and the A447, most of which is in the Parish of Osbaston were unacceptable. People raised many concerns about the proposed development.

"There are worries that already overstretched local roads could not cope with this size of development, that the local Primary School is already heavily subscribed and could not cope with the possible amount of new students. The sewage works serving the villages are already struggling to cope and this scale of development would be too much for them."

Councillor Michael Mullaney who helped collect the petitions against the development said "A big thank you to everyone who signed the petition. It was clear speaking to people that most people in both Barlestone and Osbaston opposed this development."

"I'm glad the planning committee listen to people's concerns and the proposals were turned down by the Borough Council Planning Committee. We will be watching to see if there is an appeal by the developer and if there is we will continue to oppose these flawed plans."
Attached picture of Cllrs Bill Crooks and Michael Mullaney with the petitions opposing the housing development.
For more information contact Cllr Bill Crooks on 01455 822027 or Cllr Michael Mullaney on 07576 289910