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Planning Committee gives serviced apartments plan the nod

An application to create serviced apartments on Main Street, Kegworth, was approved by the North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) Planning Committee on Tuesday 7 August 2018.

The property will comprise of four one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments, primarily expected to be occupied by people working at East Midlands Airport and East Midlands Gateway.

Speaking at the committee, the applicant explained that as the building is in a conservation area, it was important to him that it stays in keeping with the listed buildings nearby. He added that it was good for local economy and that the bus stop right outside the building would allow commuters simple travel to the airport.

A representative of Kegworth Parish Council spoke against the application; mainly citing concerns over parking on Main Street. It was argued that each tenant would own a vehicle and there was very limited space to park on the road.

Speaking about the decision, Chair of Planning Committee, Councillor Nigel Smith, said: “We understood the concerns raised by the parish council about traffic and parking on the road as a result of this application. However, the committee had to be guided by the report from the highways department at the county council, which made it absolutely clear that they had no concerns or objections about parking on the road.”

An application to build 10 new homes on Forest Road, Coalville, was deferred to be considered at a future meeting. This was after new information came to light just ahead of the meeting that needs to be considered by committee members. 

Here is the full breakdown of the decisions made at Planning Committee:

Planning reference

Description

Location

Decision

18/00427/FULM

Building of 10 homes with associated access, turning areas and parking

Land off Forest Road, Coalville. LE67 3SH

DEFERRED

18/01053/FUL

Change of use to serviced apartments with external alterations and the building of a wall

57 and 59, High Street, Kegworth. DE74 2DA

PERMITTED

Agendas, papers and minutes for Planning Committee can be found at www.nwleics.gov.uk/meetings.

Planning Committee meets every month and is a public meeting – members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public wishing to address Planning Committee must register to do so before midday on the Friday before the committee meeting.

Published: Wed 8 August, 2018

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