Planning and General Administrative Update 25 August 2020

Planning News

Planning Application 18/00621/DPA – to build 5 Houses on Land to the East of Little Lane

We are pleased to announce that the Appeal lodged by the Developer to overturn the refusal by the Local Planning Authority (LPA)  to grant planning permission for the application to build 5 houses in the paddock at the northeastern end of Little Lane; an important part of the conservation area, has been refused. The full written decision may be viewed in the Planning Area of this website.

Cowthick Plantation Logistics Park – Planning Application 18/00817/OUT

Throughout the year we have been engaged with other local parish councils in a concerted effort to have this application refused. Corby Council’s Development Control Committee (DCC) were initially scheduled to meet to discuss the application on 23 March 2020, at the Council Chamber, Corby Cube; with a great deal of lobbying we were able to have the meeting deferred until 23 June 2020, by which time virtual meetings were in place and we were able to represent the views of the Village. Due to the number of objections raised, some of which were submitted late in the day, the meeting was opened and adjourned until the 29 June 2020. The meeting finally took place at 7 pm on 29 June and we made our representation on behalf of the Village, strongly opposing the application.

The DCC then made its decision: approving the application, as recommended by Corby Planning Officers.

However, this is not the end of the matter. Subsequent to the meeting a number of representations were made in respect of the conduct of the meeting, and some regarding procedural errors. Post the meeting, Corby Borough Council issued a further Public Notice in respect of the application, inviting further comment, we therefore submitted a further letter of objection raising a number of issues and concerns.

In addition to submitting a further objection to Corby Borough Council, we have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, requesting that he call-in the application for his consideration. If his Office deems this appropriate then the matter would receive a high level of detailed scrutiny. A number of other villages and parishes along the A6116 and the A43 have also submitted requests to the Secretary of State for him to call-in the application, we hope this combined effort will prove successful.

All of the Stanion Parish Council letters submitted to Corby Borough Council and to the Secretary of State may be viewed in the planning area of this website. Those for Corby may also be viewed at the Corby on-line planning portal, under: Planning Application 18/00817/OUT.

Litter

We wish to thank publicly, the small but intrepid group of volunteers who, of their own volition, continually collect and remove the litter from the verges, roads and other areas around the village. Some of these residents combine their litter picking with the routine of their daily exercise. One lady in particular manages to do so despite having to use a walking aid. We are very grateful and appreciative of their continued selfless dedication.

You may see the bags containing this litter placed adjacent to some of the waste bins around the village, this is perfectly OK and is part of an arrangement with CBC to collect the litter.  Anyone who wishes to join the litter pickers is welcome to do so, the parish council can provide you with the equipment for you to participate.


Dog Fouling

Dog fouling is a perennial problem that affects most villages in the county.  We have many reports of dog faeces around the area of the football pitch adjacent to the village hall, and on the footpath at the entrance to Church Piece, on the short grass, in clear view, and less than 2 metres from the recently installed additional dog waste bin. This is particularly disappointing as we have provided these extra bins to make it easy and convenient for dog owners to dispose of dog faeces safely, for the benefit of everyone.

The refusal of some owners to clean up after their dog and to make full use of the waste bins provided, indicates that the behaviour is determined by the attitude of the owner and not by any prevailing environmental or other conditions.

So, we ask once again that all dog owners act responsibly, consider other residents, and especially children, and clean up after their dog wherever that might be in the village, and dispose of the dog faeces in the bins provided for that purpose.