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|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on November 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM||comments (4)|
The plans to build the "leisure pavilion" (commercial development) on the rear of the Royal Hotel car park and the kiosk at he front of the carpark were approved by of the NWLDC planning committee on November 4th 2014. We opposed this Application because of the design and proposed use of the Pavilion and Kiosk though we have no objections to the much needed improvements to the hotel itself. These are long overdue and will enhance Ashby and the Conservation area.
Ashby Town Council Planning Committee objected to this applications on grounds of loss of open space and poor design. However when it came to the District Council Planning Committee, those members of Ashby Town Council who also sit on that Committee all voted in favour of the Royal Hotel Application.
Thankyou to our many supporters who lobbied the District Council Planning Committee and came along to the meeting. We must now work to ensure that the building work is completed as sympathetically as possible for the Bath Grounds with the best materials available. In particular we must ensure that the improvements to the Royal Hotel are actually implemented.
|Posted by email@example.com on November 1, 2014 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
If you would like to contact one of the councillors on the District Council planning committee to express your concerns/objections before next tuesday, regarding the Leisure Pavillion commercial building - then below are email and telephone contacts. Even if you can't speak to them in person you should be able to leave a message!
It can make a difference and is a powerful way of lobbying .. the Planning Application Number is 14/00104/FULM
firstname.lastname@example.org – 01530 459235 /07557 038432
email@example.com - 01530 411643 /07765 251208
firstname.lastname@example.org, - 01530 564645
email@example.com, - 01530 414300
firstname.lastname@example.org – 01530 223074 / 07854 687629
email@example.com - 01530 452930
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01530 468179
email@example.com - 01530 834597
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01530 01530 832457 / 07976 728003
email@example.com – 01530 415692
firstname.lastname@example.org, - 01530 832622 / 07981 500997
email@example.com - 01530 515317 / 07738 461947
firstname.lastname@example.org, - 01530 835668
email@example.com - 01530 817544
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01530 222970 / 07762 924720
email@example.com - 01530 831542 / 07989 577847
firstname.lastname@example.org, - 01530 459514 / 07773 341531
email@example.com - 01530 564645
firstname.lastname@example.org - 01530 589625
|Posted by email@example.com on November 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
The Spaceship is Landing!
Planning application to be decided next week
Next Tuesday, 4th November, is decision day when the planning application for improvements to the Royal Hotel and new commercial buildings on the car park next to the hotel is due to be considered.
We are encouraging as many people as possible to come along to the meeting.
Our concerns centre on the planned 'pavilion', next to the Hotel and facing the Bath Grounds (shown above).
We have no objections to the proposed improvements and extension of the Royal Hotel itself as these are long overdue and will enhance Ashby and the Conservation area.
However, the proposed 'pavilion' is a substantial two storey building, with a larger footprint than the hotel itself, located in the conservation area, overlooking the Bath Grounds and between a pair of grade II* listed buildings.
• The design is wholly inappropriate for this very sensitive area;
• It will impact the character of the area due to its scale, proportions and massing;
• It has an imposing frontage on to the Bath Grounds;
• Important views within the conservation area will be lost;
• The proposed uses are contrary to planning policy;
• Car parking spaces for users of the Bath Grounds will be lost.
We are also concerned about the impact of the overall proposal on the Hastings Garden, where parking is planned. Little reassurance has been given about continued access by the public and the impact on trees in the area.
The application will be considered by the District Council planning committee on Tuesday 4th November, at the council offices in Coalville starting at 4:30pm. It's first on the agenda so you won't need to be there for too long!
Thank you for your time and support. Hope to see you on Tuesday.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on October 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Great new on Funidng!
We have just heard that our application for £20,000 towards funding for the Bath Grounds Footpath Project has been supported “in principle” by North West Leicestershire District Council.
However, this doesn’t mean that we are certain to win the funding. We now need you, and everyone you know, to prove that the Project commands a high level of support amongst the community.
To do this you need to vote for the “Area 5” Project on the council website. You can vote by following this link http://www.nwleics.gov.uk/247vote.
You will have to register on the site and then place your vote. Although ours is the only Project submitted for Ashby you still need to vote for it so that we can prove to the Council that it’s well supported. And please only vote for our Project as its popularity will be judged against the number of votes for the other Projects.
Don’t worry if you don’t have your own email address. Just register using an address made up as follows: email@example.com. We are assured that will work.
The closing date for voting is Sunday 9th November so please VOTE NOW.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 26, 2014 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Many thanks to Oakland Hotels for approving the plans for our Bath Grounds Footpath Project. Their formal approval and consent were required as they hold the freehold of the Bath Grounds. Also we are most grateful to Ashby Town Council for requesting the approval as the Lease holder.All we have to do now is raise £45,000 to build the path.
|Posted by email@example.com on September 26, 2014 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
We have now submiited a bid for £20,000 to the North West Leiciester District Coucil £20k for 7 scheme and are awaiting confirmation of eligibility. If everything is in order our Footpath Project will be placed on their website and the public invited to vote on it's merits against any other community projects which have been submitted for Ashby.
To get the money we will need to attain the most votes.
We'll keep you posted on progress and let you know details of how to Vote for the Project as soon as we hear.
If we are successful we will still need to raise another £25,000. So we have also submitted an "Expression of Interest" to the Biffa Awards scheme. This allocates money from the Landfill Communities Fund and was the reason why we have recently changed our Constitution. They will be letting us know shortly if they want us to submit a full funding bid.
Again, watch this space!
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
All members are invited to a General Meeting of the Friends of Ashby Bath Grounds to be held at the Hastings Cricket Club Pavilion on Sunday 14th September at 2:30pm.
The main business will be;
- To consider minor changes to the Group's Constitution which will enable us to bid for funds from the Landfill Communities Fund.
- To appoint an auditor.
The General meeting will be followed by a short update for all supporters of current Friends' activities including the Footpath Project and an opportunity to socialise. There will some nibbles provided and the bar will be open.
|Posted by email@example.com on September 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
Many thanks to everyone who has responded to our on-line consultation on the Footpath Project. We are closing the Consultation on Friday 12th September, but there is still time to have your say. Just go to the Projects page of this site.
|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on August 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
We have now launched an on-line public consultation about our Footpath Project. We need as many reposnses as possible to show potential funders that Ashby is enthusiastic about a new footpath around the Bath Grounds.
For full details of the Project and to take part in the consultation please go to the Projects page of this website.
|Posted by email@example.com on August 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
The District Council has now confirmed that Oakland Hotels have withdrawn their planning application to build 5 "villas" on the Bath Grounds. This is a great victory in our battle to defend and protect the Bath Grounds for the Ashby community and we thank all our supporters for their help in this achievement. You may well have seen the Ashby Times article published today.If not you can find a link on our "Campaign" page.
However we cannot afford to be complacent. Oakland Hotels still have plans lodged for development of the Royal Hotel including 2 unsightly new buildings on the current hotel car park. Also, whist the Bath Grounds remain in private ownership, there is always a danger of further attempts to build on them. Our campaign will now turn to working with the Town and District Councils to ensure that they are properly protected in the new Neighbourhood and Local Plans and ideally to achieve community ownership of the grounds. Should the latter not be possible then we need to ensure that there is no impediment to the Town Council renewing their lease which expires in 2023 (see details below). We are also working with the Town Council to improve the grounds for community use and at their September 15th Parks and Cemetery Committee meeting we will be presenting our detailed suggestions for a properly constructed path for pedestrians and wheelchair users between the South Street and Prior Park Road entrances. We will be posting details of this project and a consultation document shortly.