Some of you may have received an email from Rutland County Council about the Consultation that was held in May/June. I did, because I have signed up to their email list of those who want to stay in the loop. If you do too, email firstname.lastname@example.org to say ‘please add me to your Local Plan consultation list’ and you’ll get future updates.
In the initial stage of Consultation, only 8 households/individuals from Morcott appear to have responded. Given that Morcott is two and a half miles from the site, I’m surprised. There is now a further opportunity to find out what is planned, because the entire Local Plan is to be adjusted to take into account the St George’s Barracks plan, and NEW sites that landowners have since put forward for development are being considered. Uppingham Library, Ketton Library, Oakham Library, Ryhall Library and RCC HQ at Catmose offices in Oakham are all holding exhibitions relating to this during normal opening hours between 13 – 24 August 2018. The detail is also online, but it is not half as easy to interpret as seeing it on a big display board. Here’s the relevant section of RCC’s website: https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-services/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-policy/local-plan-review/
MEANTIME, here is what Oliver Hemsley, the leader of RCC says: “I would like to thank you all for taking the time to share your views on draft proposals for the redevelopment of St George’s Barracks. Having reviewed the responses with the MOD, it’s clear that ensuring this site is developed in the right way is hugely important to the people of Rutland, as it is for us.
The feedback you’ve given us will be critical as we begin to plan the next stage of this important project. These responses will be used to help shape a more detailed set of plans for St George’s, which will be put to residents again in the autumn. Your views are also being incorporated into Rutland’s new Draft Local Plan, the purpose of which is to protect Rutland’s unique character while guiding future sustainable growth and development in our county. A separate consultation on the latest version of the Draft Local Plan is due to get underway in August and I would encourage you to once again share your views.
Both the Council and MOD remain clear about the need to involve local people and communities in shaping the future of St George’s Barracks. This is why we consulted with you at the earliest possible stage and why we have now made every single consultation response available for public viewing. We share many of the concerns expressed throughout the consultation, not least the need to ensure any future development is in keeping with Rutland’s unique and special character, and supported by all the necessary infrastructure improvements. Revised proposals for St George’s will reflect what we’ve heard and you will continue to be involved throughout.”
Leader of Rutland County Council\
TO SEE THE DETAIL OF RESPONSES TO THE MAY/JUNE CONSULTATION, FOLLOW THIS LINK https://www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk/consultation-feedback/