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New Local Plan Options

Harborough's Settlement Hierarchy

Representation ID: 4515

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Merton College Oxford

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

The New Local Plan Options Consultation Paper (OCP) identifies 'The Kibworths' as a Rural Centre. Our clients support the Council's approach to development in respect of the settlement hierarchy i.e. that Rural Centres are capable of sustainable expansion to provide a focus for new housing and employment development in rural parts of the District, owing to the level of service and facility provision.

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Potential Strategic Development Areas

Representation ID: 4516

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Merton College Oxford

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Paragraph 40 identifies the potential benefits associated with delivery of Strategic Development Areas (SDA), in particular infrastructure provision along with the opportunity to provide education, community facility and employment opportunities. Owing to the extent of housing / employment growth to be delivered within the District our clients support the principle of SDA delivery in order to ensure the delivery of sustainable growth; a key priority of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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New Local Plan Options

Option 5: Kibworth SDA

Representation ID: 4517

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Merton College Oxford

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Strongly support option 5. Of the two SDA proposals set out in respect of 'The Kibworths', it is only the Merton College / Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance scheme that can deliver the strategic infrastructure associated with the relief of existing pressures to the A6. Pressures on this route and implications on movement in The Kibworths is well documented in press articles and we understand that a bypass is a long standing ambition of the local community.

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Option 7: Scraptoft / Thurnby SDA and Kibworth SDA

Representation ID: 4518

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Merton College Oxford

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Strongly support option 7. Of the two SDA proposals set out in respect of 'The Kibworths', it is only the Merton College / Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance scheme that can deliver the strategic infrastructure associated with the relief of existing pressures to the A6. Pressures on this route and implications on movement in The Kibworths is well documented in press articles and we understand that a bypass is a long standing ambition of the local community.

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Option 9: Lutterworth SDA and Kibworth SDA

Representation ID: 4519

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Merton College Oxford

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Strongly support option 9. Of the two SDA proposals set out in respect of 'The Kibworths', it is only the Merton College / Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance scheme that can deliver the strategic infrastructure associated with the relief of existing pressures to the A6. Pressures on this route and implications on movement in The Kibworths is well documented in press articles and we understand that a bypass is a long standing ambition of the local community.

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