This section of the village web site has been established for major plans/development affecting the village in general, eg. the college playing fields, etc. It is not intended to cover all plans. Details of all local planning applications are available directly from ESBC.
Both the threat and the reality of large scale developments within the village and surrounding areas is never far away. Below are links to planning matters that have a major impact on the village including ESBC consultations.
College Field High Court Appeal
It was reported in this article 'Chris Young secures the first successful High Court challenge to a neighbourhood plan decision' the Secretary of State has consented to Judgment in the High Court challenge of his refusal of permission for 100 houses. However this does not mean that the College has won planning consent to build on the playing fields, only that the decision of the Secretary of State has been put back and it will be looked at again. There are further details in this Burton Mail article.
Update (September 2015) - The Secretary of State has considered all of the evidence and does not feel that the inquiry needs to be reopened into the College Fields appeal. His decision was expected by 12 November but has been delayed.
The East Staffordshire Local Plan was adopted at Full Council on Thursday 15 October 2015. All details can be found in the latest News and Update section on the examination website.
Significant Planning Applications and Consultations
P/2015/00202 – Outline application with all matters reserved except accesses for a mixed use development including up to 500 dwellings, local centre or public house together with associated car parking and servicing, specialist care housing, public open space, structural landscaping and provision of drainage and internal highway network to include access junctions to the A511 Tutbury Road and Rolleston Road with public realm works to Tutbury Road to replace existing traffic lights with a roundabout and realignment of Harehedge Lane and formation of two mini-roundabouts together with the construction of an off-street car park.
Land off Craythorne Road, Stretton - Proposed outline application for residential development of up to 425 dwellings and associated infrastructure including details of access with all other matters reserved. Please use http://www2.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/ApplicationSearch.aspx and insert the reference number P/2014/00818 to view the application forms and drawings. Read more about it in the Rolleston Parish Council Flyer (pdf document) and here. Revised description (May 2015) for a mixed use development comprising of up to 385 dwellings, provision of 1.69ha of land for a single form entry primary school and associated infrastructure including details of access with all other matters reserved. A public meeting was arranged by SoS on Tuesday 9 June at the Priory Centre, Stretton. Further details on this and other development proposals for the local area can be read in the Save our Stretton newsletter. Update: ESBC has refused permission (21 July 2015).
Rolleston PC Newsletter - Jan 2014 (pdf document)
The following contain links to important past planning matters and are provided for reference purposes only (and are not maintained).
- Save Our Playing Fields Campaign
- ESBC Site Allocation Document 2008
- The Parish Plan (2004) and WASP Survey (2005)
- East Staffs Local Plan 2001-2011
- Playing Field Development
- Demolition of Educational Facilities
- Conservation Area - Proposed Development
- End of an Era - Educational Facilities Lost Forever
- Possible Primary School development
The Village Design Statement 1998
In 1998 the Village Design Statement Group were instrumental in The Village Design Statement - a document produced by the village community which describes the character that makes the village a special place in which to live. It sets out design objectives that should be observed by everyone.
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Last updated: 16 January 2016