Rugby Local Plan - Symmetry Park (R20/1026) Full Planning Application February 2021
Your Parish Council has submitted its critique to Rugby Borough Council concerning a Full Planning Application submitted on behalf of Tritax Symmetry. The Parish Council document raises a number of objections to their proposed scheme.
Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation Nov 2020
Your Parish Council has submitted its critique to Rugby Borough Council concerning their revised Air Quality SPD. The Parish Council document focuses on the impact of Symmetry Park on traffic congestion and air pollution and consequent issues regarding achieving carbon neutrality within the Local Plan ten year period.
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.
Annual Village Meeting
The Annual Village Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday 22nd April 2021. It will be held as a Zoom meeting, the details for joining will be published near the date.
This will be a chance to catch up on what has been happening in the Parish and surrounding area. The Open Forum section, could prove difficult to manage virtually, so please could you help us by posing your questions as comments, which you may do during the earlier parts of the meeting – your name and a short sentence summarising your question. We will pick those questions out first during the Open Forum and invite the questioner to speak. Once we have covered questions submitted as comments, we will invite people who put up their hand virtually to speak. Please could you refrain from speaking out randomly, as this could result in chaos.
Parish Council Meetings
The next regular meeting of the Parish Council is at 7:00 pm on Monday 10th May 2021.
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.