Long Whatton & Diseworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Long Whatton & Diseworth

Community Centre

Clerk: Samantha Lockwood
38 Barroon, Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2PE

Tel: 07934 874739

Parish Council News October 2020

Parish Council News October 2020

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Thursday 12th November 2020 at 7pm.

The Parish Council meet on a monthly basis usually the first Thursday of the month and since the government guidance regarding social gathering meetings will now be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. (You are still very welcome to join the meeting) All agendas will be posted on the website www.lwdpc.org.uk along with the Zoom ID and Password.

Thank you to those who have contacted the Parish Council recently, to resolve queries. If you would like information, help or support from the Parish Council please email the Clerk directly on parishcouncil@lwdpc.org.uk.

The Minister of State for Transport has published his decision on whether to include the proposed changes to the design of the Western Leg of HS2 Phase 2b, between Crewe and Manchester:

The Minister of State's decision, along with a separate full report on the consultation, can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-phase-2b-design-refinement-consultation

A decision on the remaining seven proposed changes to the design of the Eastern Leg, West Midlands to Leeds, will follow the conclusion of an Integrated Rail Plan which is due to be published by the Government later this year.

Geographic grouping workshops will begin on 12th October and are open to any Parish Council or HS2 action groups. The Parish Council intends to consult with the public following on from these sessions and will report the information received at the workshops and ask for feedback. Please ensure you keep checking the Parish Council website (www.lwdpc.org.uk) for updates.

In the meantime…Links to web sites (Official HS2 updates): www.gov.uk/government/organisations/high-speed-two-limited

More useful information can be found www.gov.uk/government/publications/high-speed-rail-london-west-midlands-register-of-undertakings-and-assurances

Additionally, if you follow this link https://hs2eastroute.commonplace.is/ and register your email address, you will subscribe to project news for HS2 Phase Two - Birmingham to Leeds and every time an update is posted HS2 will send you an email to let you know.

LCC presented a bid for local levy at the Trent Regional Flood Committee Finance Sub Committee meeting on 15th September and were successful in receiving indicative allocations of funding for both projects. This should get endorsed at the next Trent Committee meeting (14th October). Note it is an indicative allocation and subject to LCC completing a suitable business case for:

Long Whatton

  • £210k (Levy and Grant) for works at Crawshaw Close and Ashby Road

Next steps are to complete the business case and receive gain approval from the EA to draw down the funds and then look to go to detailed design and out to tender. Noting that the allocation of funds is for 2022/23.


  • £170k (Levy) for Property Level Resilience Measures, Natural Flood Management and flow gauges.

Next steps are to complete the business case and receive gain approval from the EA to draw down the funds and then look to go to detailed design and out to tender. Noting that the allocation of funds is for 2022/23.

NWLDC Flood Support Scheme: in particular the £5000 Resilience Grant Applications. These grants are a rare opportunity for the victims of flooding to obtain substantial financial support from Local and National Government. For those still unaware or unsure, please see the information here: https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/flood_support_scheme and if you need further assistance with the application process please email flooding@nwleicestershire.gov.uk.

The Parish Council would like to thank those residents who continue to submit evidence and assist with the study, EMA for its assistant and co-operation and LCC officers for their continuous help and support in making this report a priority for our villages. It's believed that the partnership approach created has been successful and hope this will continue as any improvement works take place.

Thank you for your continued patience and co-operation.

Neighbourhood Plan
The Parish Council has submitted a formal application to North West Leicestershire District Council for the designation of the Parish as a Neighbourhood Area. This is the first stage of creating a Neighbourhood Plan.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area. These policies will be relevant and specific to our community. The policies are used to decide whether to approve planning applications. It is an important and powerful tool to ensure the community gets the right types of development, in the right place by using statutory powers.

Government Consultation – Pavement Parking
This is often one of the most talked about topic amongst our residents. The consultation ends 22nd November. Please have your say by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking.

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 16:19 by Sam Lockwood

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