The proposed ‘garden village’ on the site of St George’s Barracks may be good for Rutland, but whatever your view regarding the development, we should consider the potential impact on Morcott.
Even though the new village will be set between Edith Weston and North Luffenham, almost 3 miles away, 3,000 homes are planned, which means villages south of Rutland Water will be impacted in some way.
The additional traffic (potentially 6,000+ cars) will be huge. And no doubt some of it will come through North Luffenham and Morcott en route to Uppingham. Willoughby Road already has more traffic than any other village road: it risks becoming a rat run between the new village and the A47 for those heading to Leicester or Corby.
Morcott Parish Council will engage with the Consultation process, but I urge all village residents, particularly those in Willoughby Road, to look at the initial plans and RESPOND to RCC with comments and concerns.
Consultation is NOW: there are several opportunities – please take advantage of one of them.
Alternatively, a new website has been launched with details of the masterplan for St George’s, and information about how to comment on the proposals can be found online at: www.stgeorgesrutland.co.uk
|Presentation and drop-in session||St Mary and St John Primary School, North Luffenham||Wednesday 16 May 2018||6.30pm to 9.00pm|
|Drop-in session||Uppingham Town Hall||Thursday 17 May 2018||2.00pm to 8.00pm|
|Presentation and drop-in session||Edith Weston Village Hall||Wednesday 23 May 2018||6.30pm to 9.00pm|
|Drop-in session||Ketton Library||Wednesday 30 May 2018||2.00pm to 8.00pm|