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NEWS RELEASE - Cosby trees get protection order
Councillors have moved to protect a group of trees in Cosby by confirming a Tree Preservation Order at a Planning Committee meeting.
An area of land at the bottom of Cromford Road in Cosby had a Tree Preservation Order imposed on it in May 2022. This Order followed an application from a neighbouring property to change the use of the land into residential/garden space. More »
A part of the land that had already been modified by the property owners had its retrospective planning permission refused.
Tree Preservation Orders are confirmed to protect specific trees, groups of trees or woodlands. The order prevents any cutting down, lopping, wilful damage, or destruction of trees without the Council's consent.
The trees are believed to be self-set and in position for around 20-30 years based on previous mapping data. After being assessed, they are considered to "offer amenity and value to the space for residents of Cromford Road, the neighbouring Whetstone Golf Course and the public right of way running along the boundary of the site.
Following the planning application and the Tree Preservation Order, Blaby District Council consulted Leicestershire County Council's Tree and Woodlands Manager, who confirmed that the trees provide "an important buffer between the urban zone and open countryside." They added that the removal of any trees would "have a negative impact on the local environment and its enjoyment by the public."
At the Planning Committee meeting of 28 July, Councillors formally confirmed the Tree Preservation Order, which will protect the land from any unauthorised works.
Councillor Nick Chapman, Vice Chair of Blaby District Council's Planning Committee, said: "My fellow Planning Committee members and I were happy to confirm this important Tree Preservation Order.
"The unnecessary loss of trees is something that we take seriously. Whilst some land has been lost, this action will ensure that no-one can remove the vegetation in this green wedge without seeking our permission first.
"I'd also like to thank Council officers for working hard to ensure that this small bit of land in Cosby, which is home to so many trees and so much wildlife, is not lost forever." » Less
Posted: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:23 by Mike Shirley
Pathway improvements coming to district
A major new partnership project is set to bring improvements and key new links to increase sustainable transport options in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley.
Work is set to begin in August in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley where the widening and creation of footpaths, reducing crossing distances and new links will transform the offering for pedestrians and cyclists. More »
The footway between Murby Way and Foxon Way will be widened to up to three metres, creating a new shared footway/cycleway. Crossing distances will be narrowed on Murby Way, Foxon Way and the roundabouts over Lubbesthorpe Way to help both pedestrians and cyclists.
Widening of the footpath through Mossdale Meadows will also take place. Additional works include the creation of exciting new link between the Meadows and Meridian Leisure Park. This will be the first formalised access to the Meridian via Mossdale Meadows since the Leisure Park was opened in 1995.
A new three metre footpath to allow easier access from the western to the eastern side of the Kingsway, along with widening of footpath from 1.5 to three metres around the underpass.
The Kingsway will also be connected to Aylestone Meadows by a new three metre path. Leicester City Council, who are leading on the project, will also be undertaking improvement works in Aylestone Meadows as well as other parts of the City area.
Blaby District Council has been instrumental in securing funding for the project, including £500,000 from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership, utilising £100,000 from the Council's Business Rates pool, as well as £450,000 from the Department for Transport's Paths for Everyone Funding.
Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Business Support, said: "This is an exciting partnership project that will bring brand new walking and cycling links in our district.
"The work taking place will see sustainable transport links to one of the most popular attractions in Blaby District and improve the links we have to the City and Aylestone Meadows, creating more active environments is crucial to reducing emissions, tackling obesity levels and improving people's wellbeing.
"We're delighted to be working with the City Council, County Council, Braunstone Town Council, Meridian Leisure Park and the LLEP to bring these improvements to residents, and we look forward to the work getting underway."
The project is in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Braunstone Town Council, Meridian Leisure Park and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. » Less
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:47 by Mike Shirley
In this issue,,,
- Family open day on Saturday
- Care home approved
- Free activity afternoons in August
- Novus era in New Lubbesthorpe
- Food hygiene latest
- Tour de Blaby for Chairman
- Good causes hit the jackpot
- Annual Canvass underway
- Latest events
- Are you eligible for grant funding?
- Focus on: Jobs
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Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 12:38 by Mike Shirley