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Castle Donington industrial development refused by planning committee

Published: Thu 7 November, 2019

A planning application for a new 8.75 hectare employment development in Castle Donington has been refused by planners after concerns over its location.

North West Leicestershire District Council’s planning committee last night (Tuesday 5 November) heard the proposal for a mix of industrial, storage and distribution premises on the eastern edge of the town, not far from Carnival Way.

The 8.75 hectare site included proposals for several buildings that had a total floor space of 23,838 sq metres.

The application drew objections from both Castle Donington and Lockington cum Hemington parish councils. A further 79 third party objections were also received, mainly from members of the public. One of the major issues raised was the loss of land that currently separates Castle Donington from Lockington and Hemington.

The planned location also sits outside the limits of development as defined in North West Leicestershire’s Local Plan.

The application was unanimously refused by the committee.

Councillor Nigel Smith, Chair of Planning Committee at NWLDC, said: “While we want to encourage new employment and economic investment in North West Leicestershire, developments of this nature must be in the right place.

“This development is outside the limits of development in the Local Plan that we worked incredibly hard over a number of years to implement. We were also concerned about the intrusion on the land that separates Castle Donington from Lockington and Hemington.

“On balance we feel it was appropriate to refuse the application on these grounds.”

These are the details of all the decisions made at the planning committee meeting:

Planning reference

Description

Location

Decision

17/01136/OUTM

An employment development including access roads, footpaths, cycleways and green infrastructure

Land East Of Carnival Way, Castle Donington 

REFUSED

19/00344/VCI

Variation of a previous planning condition related to the number of guests allowed

Highfields Manor, Rempstone Road Belton. LE12 9XA

APPROVED with added conditions

19/00349/VCI

Variation of a previous planning condition related to the number of guests allowed

Highfields Manor, Rempstone Road Belton. LE12 9XA

APPROVED with added conditions

19/00770/FUL

Change of use from tattoo shop to hot food takeaway, installation of a flue and alterations to shop front

68 – 70, Belvoir Road Coalville.  LE67 3PP

DEFERRED

19/01565/FUL

Proposed additional use for hot food takeaways

The Halfway House, 128 Belvoir Road, Coalville. LE67 3PQ

DEFERRED

19/00619/OUT

Demolition of two barns and building one new home, garage and annexe accommodation

Manor Farm Main Street, Breedon On The Hill. DE73 8AN

DEFERRED

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.

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