Decisions at Executive meeting – 9 October 2017Published Monday 9 October 2017
The outcomes of key items considered at Harborough District Council’s Executive meeting on Monday 9 October 2017.
Councillors approved The Symington Building’s updated Green Travel Plan which aims to reduce the environmental impacts of council operations, as well as reduce traffic congestion. The plan aims to reduce the number of vehicle journeys and promote the sustainable use of the car, as well as encouraging walking, cycling, public transport, car sharing, and green-fuelled vehicles. Councillors said it is important that Harborough District Council, which owns The Symington Building, leads by example and helps promote good practices to other local employers. The Green Travel Plan was first produced in 2014 when the building, in Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough, was redeveloped, and has now been updated to include partner organisations which use the multi-functional building. The Symington Building is occupied by Harborough District Council, Leicestershire County Council, the library and museum, registry, other partners, and three retail units.
Councillors accepted independent examiners’ recommended changes to the proposed Great Glen Neighbourhood Plan and agreed that it should proceed to a referendum of voters to be held in the village on 23 November 2017. Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to help decide the future of the places where they live and work. Communities can use a Neighbourhood Plan to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.
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