Friday, 7 June 2013

The Fox Site, Thringstone - Update

Back in June 2011 the planning committee at North West Leicestershire District Council approved the building of a care home for elderly people on the site of The Fox Public House in Thringstone.

The approval was given subject to the applicants signing a Section 106 agreement, otherwise known as money payable by a developer towards local infrastructure.

Unfortunately the Section 106 agreement was never signed by the applicant and consequently legally planning permission has never formally been granted.

Two years have passed and I am sad to see that the site still stands in a derelict and unsightly condition.

However I am pleased to let local people know that a new planning application has now been received by the District Council to demolish the Fox.

Whilst the application is a standalone one which will be determined directly by officers I am able to let you know that officers have also been asked to provide pre-application advice on the possibility of a residential development on the site.

At this stage I am unable to provide further information about the pre-application advice but will obviously do so as and when information is put in the public domain.

Hopefully we will see something done on this unsightly mess in the near future.

13 comments:

  1. Here we go again....... more money for property developers, it would also be nice if people from the village actually got a chance of getting one of the properties that will be built but I suppose the same will happen as happened with the football field houses.

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    1. I honestly don't know anything about the proposed residential development at the moment, who the builder might be, what type of housing they may want to build or whether they would be owner occupied or rented.

      I always call for at least a proportion of affordable housing and hopefully, whatever the development, we will get some.

      As I get information I will keep you informed on this website.

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    2. yes I agree, i'm thinking there was a few backhanders with the football field

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    3. it should be a village pub again Leon, no point in building more houses, nowhere to go for families. Cannot believe the park has gone near football pitch and made into car park. The houses especially the ones's where the garages were look awful, off Booth Road. There are empty houses on Melrose and flats fill them first.

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  2. Lets hope they fix the Main Street sewer system out before they build anything it has been unable to cope with the present properties for years.

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    1. this problem was mentioned 2yrs ago but was told NO PROBLEMS WITH THE SEWERS, I can assure you they get blocked at least once a year

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    2. When the planning committee determine an application they are obliged to listen to 'professional advice'.

      When the application was considered last time the planning committee were advised by Severn Trent, if memory serves me correctly, that there were no problems with drainage.

      If the Planning Committee turns down an application against professional advice the council will usually lose an appeal and may have to pay costs. Unless there is a great deal of evidence to argue against the professional advice.

      I would strongly urge residents of Main Street to keep records of when sewers block and what action has to be taken to clear them.

      The more hard facts we can present to the planning committee the better.

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    3. The sewers will need renewing if they have new houses there because bottom of Main Street floods now, this is why it wasn't built on before too much money too change all drainage and sewers. Just take pictures people that live down that end, one of the drains up my end was taken away years ago has to go all the way down to church now, it does flood council know this with making notes. Mantle Lane took years to fix and Coalville still floods not even on a river unreal! Just make it a pub again Thringstone is bad nowhere to go with your kids, when I had my kids it was brilliant, it would be good for my grandchildren to keep them in the village. My daughter lives at Shelton Lock now you have Chellaston and Allerton 5 - 10 minutes walk both villages and have more than Coalville to offer, a town. Alvaston another village in Derby great big park with BMX track, football pitches and a lake. Hermitage could have been like this but they built houses instead. Sort it out Council spend the money wise not on failed tesco we could have had a great big Asda now think of the jobs and people that would have brought in, I suggest you approach Asda to try and get them back in Tesco are skank.

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  3. How can you rely on a council that threw 400 badly needed jobs away to sort anything out.Thringstone is now the dumping ground for undesirables from all areas......

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  4. there were people taking soil samples today ( 21/ 11/13 ) as I live right next door to the site , or should that be sight , I have a vested interest in what is built there , I was told that their paper work , the drilling company , says it is to be a housing project . other than that they had no other info . Any info re tidying the place up would be appreciated .

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I too saw them taking soil samples yesterday.

      I have contacted the Head of Planning for an update on what is happening with the site. I'll update this site as soon as I get feedback.

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  5. Albert, I have had it confirmed that the Council are providing pre-application planning advice to a potential applicant. Unfortunately I am unable to provide further information at the minute.

    Obviously any applications would be subject to full planning consultation.

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  6. Leon , thanks for that I look forward to any further news you get .

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