Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester

Tel: 01455 285655

High Court Judgment – Ivan Crane v Secretary of State SDCLG and

Posted: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:50 by Christine Lord

High Court Judgment – Ivan Crane v Secretary of State SDCLG and

The Parish Council is delighted with the judgment issued by Mr Justice Lindblom concerning the appeal made by Ivan Crane. The appeal was against the decision made by the Secretary of State and Harborough District Council in respect of their refusal to grant permission for the construction of 111 dwellings and associated infrastructure off Crowfoot Way, Broughton Astley.

The judgment confirms that the proposal to develop the site; was in direct conflict with the Neighbourhood Plan for Broughton Astley. We believe that the outcome of this High Court appeal will now give many other parishes around the country which are developing Neighbourhood Plans, the confidence to pursue their plans with the communities they represent.

The Parish Council has always considered the proposed site for the development to be unsuitable for a major development, being remote from the centre of the village and its existing amenities. This view was supported by the residents of Broughton Astley during the Neighbourhood Plan consultation process; which identified sites more suitable for development.

As a result of the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, land has been allocated for 2 major developments sites; which will bring forward an additional 509 dwellings during the next 15 years with much needed new retail, leisure and medical facilities for the village.

We would like to thank Harborough District Council for the support given to the Parish Council whilst the Broughton Astley Neighbourhood Plan was being developed and with their robust defense of the policies it contains at the highest level of the justice system.

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