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There will be a meeting to see what plans for highway upgrades have been made for Norton Lees. You can speak to exerts and share your views.
Monday 28th June – 4-6pm at the Mountview Methodist Church, Derbyshire Lane
We knew it was coming, but it’s incredibly sad to see the end of the post office within the Thorpe House news shop Thanks to all the staff for their professionalism and courtesy, I hope you find alternative employment. So the nearest POs are now either Heeley or Woodseats, pretty tough on the elderly….
The shop is carrying on, please give it the support it deserves & *never* buy your newspapers from the Co-op!
The Uni have submitted a new application to built seat and 8m high lighting on some of their playing fields off Warminster road.If it’s different to the previous one, it’s hard to tell!
Re-development of sports ground to provide an artificial (3G) sports pitch, 3m high boundary fencing, provision of car parking area, coach parking area, 8 x 15m flood lights, spectator accommodation, provision of acoustic screen and bund, access drive and alterations to means of access to Warminster Road (amended plans and additional info)
Provision of two artificial sports pitches with 15m high floodlights and 3m high boundary fencing, erection of single-storey changing facility/management suite and covered spectator stand, provision of car parks, coach drop off point/parking area, boundary fencing and alterations to existing vehicular access from Warminster Road
I seems to me the same issues are involved, the noise is a lesser on, but floodlights blazing away at night will affect all of those (like myself!) who back onto the fields. Here’s one of the many documents on the site.
I hear the PO is closing due to the manager retiring , can we hope someone will take it over?
I’ve had an email from the council about the proposed extensions to the Uni playing fields:
Re-development of sports ground to provide an artificial (3G) sports pitch, 3m high boundary fencing, provision of car parking area, coach parking area, 8 x 15m flood lights, spectator accommodation, provision of acoustic screen and bund, access drive and alterations to means of access to Warminster Road
saying “I am writing to inform you that the applicant has withdrawn the application.”
No further details, but a great result! We should keep an eye open for a revised application….
No news on the planned development of the Warminster road playing fields. Wonder why the delay?
With the first dusting of snow today, this might be of interest.
The Streets Ahead team are closely monitoring the weather forecasting systems across the city so they can be ready if wintry weather arrives. Their fleet of 19 gritters are on standby, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week, through to May and are ready to respond to whatever the weather might bring.
For regular updates about the gritting service please follow them on Twitter – @sccstreetsahead
Word on the street is that the developers plan to use the Cowmouth Farm area as the main entrance. See this post about the importance of the farm.
See also planning applications for the farm
A deal is being struck between the University and a developer to build (so we hear) around 140 houses on the playing fields bordered by Warminster road, Mountview road and Derbyshire Lane. Reps from the University have already told residents of the two houses they own (next to the Mount Pleasant pub) that they have to vacate the buildings, with no recompense for the 1000s of pounds of work they have put in, in the next few months. This will allow them to knock down the houses and create an access road to facilitate the development.
The university have clearly intended to cash in on this land for decades, what a tragedy that they couldn’t find a more imaginative, creative solution that might have brought residents onside and actually benefited the community. There was a plan some years ago to sell off the entire playing fields above Mountview road to build houses on, but this fell through because it was felt the estate couldn’t deal with the amount of extra traffic. Surely this is the case with this new plan?
Aside from the personal hardships for the residents of the two houses, this will clearly have a major impact upon everyone backing onto the field, with falling property values, plus an unimaginable amount of noise and disruption. You can also imagine the safety issues of 140 odd cars trying to enter & exit through one narrow road, meeting Derbyshire lane at right angles. This new road will clearly be sloping, in winter this could be a death trap.
There appears to be no planning application submitted yet, they may be waiting to clear the two houses before the deal is done. So, we need to publicise this far and wide before it is too late.
There’s a petition in the newsagents…
Our facebook page is here – please leave your thoughts…