Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Plans for new Hugglescote homes refused after flooding problems

Plans for 30 new homes in Hugglescote have been refused over flooding, drainage and highway safety concerns.

The proposal for the site on Station Road was refused by North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) Planning Committee at its meeting on Tuesday 7 January.

The committee had deferred the application – which was due to be heard in October – after flooding and sewage issues in the village during a spell of heavy rain raised concerns about the development of housing at this site.

Planning committee members sought further information from Severn Trent Water, who confirmed they have now carried out investigations and remedial work to resolve the situation. However, the committee felt its concerns were not fully addressed and after hearing objections from a local resident and the ward member, decided to refuse the application.

Councillor Nigel Smith, Chairman of NWLDC’s Planning Committee, said: “Our district needs new housing but it needs to be in the right place and not be detrimental to people that already live in our villages.

“We saw the flooding that occurred in October and we weren’t sufficiently convinced that the issue has been satisfactorily resolved. This was a very difficult decision but the committee felt on balance that the concerns over flooding, drainage and highway safety outweighed the benefits of this application.”

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