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Bank notes and pound coins

Changes to council tax benefit – residents urged to have their say

Bank notes and pound coinsResidents in Blaby district are being urged to have their say on how council tax support should be provided from April 2013.

Currently central government fully funds a national council tax benefit scheme, which supports residents on low incomes who need help to pay their council tax.

But that funding will be cut by 10% from next April, which means Blaby District Council will face a £460,000 shortfall in meeting current demands to pay benefits to residents.

Blaby District Council is seeking views from residents on the best way to achieve an affordable scheme that will continue to support the most vulnerable members of the community, but will also provide value-for-money and protect other services for all residents.

However the Government’s reforms will force the council to consider changing discounts and exemptions that are currently in place, including reductions for second homes and unoccupied properties.

Blaby District Council leader Ernie White said:

“The cuts to funding mean we have some tough decisions ahead, so we are urging residents to have their say and take part in the consultation. It’s vital to work out what is best for Blaby district, and also make sure our most vulnerable residents are not affected by the changes.”

The public consultation begins on Tuesday August 7 and will run until Friday September 28. It will be available online at www.blaby.gov.uk/ctbischanging

We will also be consulting with existing claimants and other interested parties.

Council tax support will replace council tax benefit as part of wider changes being implemented by central government to reform the benefit system and reduce worklessness.

For more information, visit www.blaby.gov.uk/ctbischanging, email ctbischanging@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7510.

New Lubbesthorpe

Second phase of Lubbesthorpe consultation extended

A second public consultation on plans for a major new housing development in Lubbesthorpe has been extended by five weeks.

 

The extension is to give Parish Councils more time to consider the transportation impact of the development, and the consultation will now end August 31.

 

The  plans for 4,250 homes, shops, schools, community facilities, public open space, two motorway bridges (across the M1 and M69) and 21 hectares of employment land have had several changes, which have been previously advertised.

 

This includes revised locations for the district centre, one of the local centres and one of the primary schools.  Designs for the bridges across the M1 and M69 have also been amended. New proposals for an additional 4,600 sq metre employment site are also included in the revised plans.

 

New and updated documents have also been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality.

The revised plans are available to view online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe and in libraries and parish council offices in the following locations:

  • Enderby
  • LeicesterForestEast
  • BraunstoneTown
  • Kirby      Muxloe

Copies are also available to view at Blaby District Council’s main offices in Narborough and Glenfield Library.

Comments can be made online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, by email to lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or in writing to the Lubbesthorpe Planning Application Team at Blaby District Council.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, email lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7565.

 

New Lubbesthorpe

New Lubbesthorpe

Second phase of Lubbesthorpe consultation ends soon

New LubbesthorpeA second public consultation on plans for a major new housing development in Lubbesthorpe will end on July 25.

The plans for 4,250 homes, shops, schools, community facilities, public open space, two motorway bridges (across the M1 and M69) and 21 hectares of employment land were first submitted in February 2011 by Hallam Land Management, Barratt and David Wilson Homes and Davidson Developments.

Several changes have been made to the original plans including revised locations for the district centre, one of the local centres and one of the primary schools. Designs for the bridges across the M1 and M69 have also been amended. New proposals for an additional 4,600 sq metre employment site are also included in the revised plans.

New and updated documents have also been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality.

More than 8,000 letters have been sent to people living in parts of Enderby, Kirby Muxloe, Braunstone Town and Leicester Forest East and all residents in Thorpe Astley and Lubbesthorpe, explaining where they can view the revised planning application and how to comment.
The revised plans are available to view online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe and in libraries and parish council offices in the following locations:
Enderby
• Leicester Forest East
• Braunstone Town
• Kirby Muxloe

Copies are also available to view at Blaby District Council’s main offices in Narborough and Glenfield Library.

Comments can be made online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, by email to lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or in writing to the Lubbesthorpe Planning Application Team at Blaby District Council.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, email lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7565

New Lubbesthorpe

LFE Residents Action Group will host two public events…

The second consultation period for Lubbesthorpe New Town (4,250 houses) is well underway. The consultation period has also been extended to 25th July 2012.

At a Public Meeting called by Enderby Parish Council held in Enderby’s Civic Centre on Wednesday 20th June, the Leicester Forest East Residents Action Group (LFE-RAG) announced they are holding two public events on 25th and 26th June (details below) and urged all interested parties to write letters of objection and forward them to their Parish and District Councils as well as the Highways Agency.

A news/mailshot from the LFE group said:

LEAFLETS AND OBJECTION LETTERS

A leaflet drop has been completed to all 2,500 homes in Leicester Forest East. Unfortunately due to financial restraints and a lack of man power we were unable to deliver to the amount of houses we delivered to last time. If you didn’t receive a leaflet and the pro-forma contained within, a copies are available from the RAG website at www.lfe-rag.blogspot.com.

It is very important that EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OF THE HOUSE MUST WRITE THEIR OWN OBJECTION. One proforma with three signatures is only 1 objection. We need numbers! If you have already filled in and posted a joint objection you can still write your own.

Any completed proformas or other objection letters can be given into Hayre Newsagent on Hinckley Road (formerly N. Sandhu – opposite Post Office); Cherrytree Gifts, Cherrytree Drive; or the letter box of 77 Kings Drive, Leicester Forest East. At each address is a secure ‘ballot box’ in which the objections are stored before collected by us and delivered to Blaby District Council. In the alternative you can post it to Lubbesthorpe Development Team, Blaby District Council, Narborough, Leicester, LE19 2EP.

PUBLIC EVENTS

We are holding two public events. At these events you can meet the RAG and look at the development documents. We are holding these events because Blaby District Council are not. The events are designed to let you know how to object and what to write in your objection letters. Everyone is invited.

Monday 25th June 2012 between 6pm and 9pm
Tuesday 26th June 2012 between 6pm and 9pm

Parish Hall, Kings Drive, Leicester Forest East, LE3 3JD

ABOUT LFE RAG

We are a group of local residents who are bound together for the common purpose of establishing formal and professional opposition to the development of land in Lubbesthorpe. We have rules identifying how the organisation is run and how its funds are vested. The group recognises the importance of the wider local community and how they can play a part in opposing this development.

We strive to assist and inform the local community about the planning application and how the planning process works.

EMAIL LFE.RAG@SKY.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST

New Lubbesthorpe

New Lubbesthorpe

Public Meeting – New Lubbesthorpe

A public meeting has been called so Enderby residents can air their views regarding the New Lubbesthorpe development.

The Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Mrs. Sylvia Conway, has called a Public Meeting to be held at the Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby (Small Hall), at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 20th June 2012, to discuss Planning Application 11/0100/1/OX submitted by Hallam Land Management, Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Davidson Developments.

The development has significant implications for the residents of Enderby and the public meeting is a chance for Enderby residents to hear information about the development, ask questions and make their opinions known to the Council.

The outline application  is for 4,250 dwellings, a mixed use district centre and two mixed use local centres featuring a supermarket, retail, commercial, employment, leisure, health, community and residential uses, non-residential institutions including a secondary school, primary schools and nurseries, an employment site of 21 hectares, open spaces, woodlands , new access points and associated facilities and infrastructure, and detailed proposals for two new road bridges over the M1 motorway and M69 motorway, and two road access points from Beggars Lane and new accesses from Meridian Way, Chapel Green/Baines Lane and Leicester Lane.

The second stage of the public consultation process began on Wednesday 23rd May and following the initial consultation new and updated documents have been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality. Consultation ends on 4th July 2012

The revised plans are available to view online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe and are also available to view in Enderby library.

See Also: News item 15th June 2012:  New Lubbesthorpe consultation extended.

See Also: News item 21st June 2012: Enderby residents voice concerns over New Lubbesthorpe development proposal

 

 

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