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Flood Modelling Study – PUBLIC MEETING

Flood Modelling Study – PUBLIC MEETING

Flood Modelling Study – PUBLIC MEETING –
Wednesday 10th July – 6.45pm for a 7pm START.

(Location to be confirmed – Please keep a watch on the Parish Council Website for confirmation, although likely to be at Long Whatton Primary School – www.lwdpc.org.uk)

To better understand the flood mechanisms within the catchment of the villages of Long Whatton and Diseworth, Leicestershire County Council commissioned Arcadis to undertake a hydraulic model. This will identify potential mitigation options to reduce the likelihood and investigate the consequence of flooding throughout Long Whatton and Diseworth. More »

The findings of the Flood Modelling Study will feed into the business case for the development of a potential flood mitigation scheme which may then feed into Leicestershire County Council's programme of works to deliver a flood alleviation program.

The investigation works required to produce the model are now complete and a public meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 10th July to discuss the findings.

It is vital that we receive input from local residents at this stage, especially those that have been affected by flood in the past. Attending this meeting will give parishioners the opportunity to communicate their own flood experiences, as this feedback will add more functional credibility to the model.

If, prior to the event, you can send through any flood evidence you have to flooding@leics.gov.uk that would be great. Please see form below to complete. » Less

Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 13:51 by Sam Lockwood

Consultation - Village Design Statement

Consultation - Village Design Statement

Diseworth Village Design Statement - (VDS)


A VDS was prepared in 1998 and approved as a Supplementary Planning Document . However, following adoption of the new Local plan in November 2017, North West Leicestershire District Council considered that the VDS needed to be reviewed in view of its age. The VDS has been reviewed by the Parish Council and it is now to be the subject of consultation.

The consultation will run from 28th May 2019 for 6weeks (ending 11th July 2019) More »

The document can be viewed below in the attachments. Please send all your comments through the parish clerk - parishcouncil@lwdpc.org.uk.

After the consultation period has ended the Parish Council will consider all the comments and agree a response. » Less

Posted: Sun, 26 May 2019 15:48 by Sam Lockwood

Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs

Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs

Long Whatton and Diseworth has suffered with the volume and speed of traffic through its villages for a long time; this is largely due to the parish boundaries bordering the three major trunk roads. If there are issues along the M1/M42 traffic will often divert from these major routes through both villages causing 'rat-running'.

Although there are both, speed restrictions and weight limits on the roads though the villages, residents are concerned that its enforcement is infrequent. Highways isn't a role within a Parish Council remit, however, will continue to urge the highway authority to consider appropriate traffic calming measures. More »

Meanwhile the Parish Council agreed a new initiative to purchase two Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs (MVAS) with data collecting devices. The Police fully support the initiative; collecting the data of the traffic and sending the statistics to the Police will then show if and where there is a problem with speeding traffic. The evidence will enable Police to take enforcement action.

The MVAS will be used in various locations throughout Diseworth and Long Whatton.

Proposed locations:

Grimes Gate (opposite Hyams Lane)
Lady Gate (near Heritage Centre)
Ashby Road (near Cawdell Drive)

The Parish Council is currently working with Leicestershire County Council to authorise the location of the posts in each village, once this has been established the order can then be placed.

If you have any questions/queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to get in touch. » Less

Posted: Sun, 26 May 2019 15:28 by Sam Lockwood