Tuesday, 28 August 2012

NWL Development Plan Appeal Thrown Out

The appeal by Jelson homes/William Davis Homes, who wanted to build 1,420 houses on 183 acres of green belt land between Coalville, Whitwick,Swannington and Thringstone has been rejected. Local people have been fighting this massive development for over 2 years and all in the District were celebrating this week over the good news.

It is to the credit of the MP, Andrew Bridgens, and North West Leicestershire District council that they stood with residents against the plans, which of course they are elected to do, but it was also very much down to the tireless campaign and excellent organisation of the Whitwick Action Group who led the fight. It shows what can be done when a community works together, and doesn't give up.

Congratulations to the Action Group, and all who saved these valuable fields from being concreted over. And nice to see Ian Meller, still involved with helping his community as ever. Full story in the Leicester Mercury HERE

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