South West Rugby Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation Oct 2020
Your Parish Council has submitted its critique to Rugby Borough Council concerning the proposed revisions to the SW Rugby Local Plan. The Parish Council document covers a number of subject areas particularly with regard to Design Principles, Highways, Transport, and Traffic Modelling.
Rugby Local Plan – Symmetry Park gets approval 16th Sept 2020
Your PC has been active leading up to a RBC Planning Committee meeting held last evening which voted to grant outline planning permission for the Tritax Symmetry warehouse development.
The PC wrote a note to individual Planning Committee members in an attempt to influence the vote. Since March this year we have made several attempts to seek improvements to mitigate the impact of the scheme. We believe our arguments are robust; we have repeatedly asked for a holistic assessment of the scheme in the context of many other proposed developments in our locality. However these do not directly influence the planners assessment of the warehouse scheme which was largely assessed on its own merit as part of Rugby’s Local Plan.
It was evident that the Councillors understood the strength of feeling of the Thurlaston community but it was not enough to affect the decision.
Some of your Parish Councillors attended the streamed live output of the meeting and witnessed our Dunsmore Ward Councillor, Peter Eccleson make a valiant attempt to influence his colleagues and vote against approval.
The vote was eight in favour, two against and two abstentions. There were many aspects which were reserved and will be subject to many Conditions which are quoted in the Permission Notice.
During October we will have a further opportunity to comment on a revised Supplementary Planning Document for South West Rugby. Your PC will continue to work and respond to the detailed planning applications as they arise during the implementation phase of the Local Plan. Further information will be published on this website.
Other planning applications are also on this website.
The website now contains information on how to use the community defibrillator which is located in the old telephone kiosk on Main Street. To some degree this helps with villager training given this has not been possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Fishmonger weekly village visits
As of June 2020 Gary, our mobile fishmonger, visits the village each Thursday morning between 07:45 and 08:30. He parks near to the bus shelter on Main Street. He accepts contactless card payments.
He sells fresh fish brought to us directly from Grimsby. He normally has a fair range of offerings (depending on the season and catches) - typically sea bass, cod, haddock, plaice, trout, salmon, tuna, hake, dressed crab etc.
Parish Council Meetings
The next meeting of the Parish Council is at 7:00 pm on Monday 9th November 2020. The meeting will be held using audio/video teleconferencing.
Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting. Please contact the Parish Clerk who will provide log on details.