Planning committee – 26 January 2021

Published Wednesday 27 January 2021

A round-up of decisions from Harborough District Council's Planning committee meeting on 26 January 2021.

Pub outdoor seating area plans deferred

Proposals for a temporary outdoor covered seating area at the Red Lion pub in Great Bowden have been deferred. Further highways information, which was submitted by the applicant, will now be considered before the application is brought back to committee.


Plans for 15 homes in Medbourne approved

Proposals for 15 new homes in Paynes Lane in Medbourne have been approved.

The committee agreed that the application was consistent with the Medbourne Neighbourhood Plan, with evidence that it would not increase flooding and that there would be sustainable drainage.


New employment opportunity as commercial buildings are approved

Ten new commercial and industrial buildings are set to be built in Wistow Road, Kibworth Harcourt.

Plans were approved for the units which the committee agreed were consistent with employment allocations in the Local Plan. There would also be Section 106 contributions for local highways improvements.


Solar Farm given green light

A solar farm will be created in Rugby Road, Cotesbach, after approval by planning committee.

It will generate green energy equivalent to nearly 7,000 homes and save approximately 6,810 tonnes in CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions every year – the equivalent of removing more than 1,500 standard cars from the road each year. The committee agreed to proposals met with the Councils planning policies on climate change.


Plans for extra caravan pitches deferred

Plans for a further four caravan pitches at a Gypsy and Traveller site in Mere Road, Bitteswell, for the applicant’s extended family, have been deferred.

The decision was deferred to a later committee in order to obtain further advice including from police and Leicestershire Multi Agency Travellers Unit.


Extension approved

A single-storey rear extension was approved at a house in Ashfield Road, Market Harborough.