Empingham Parish Council

Serving the people of Empingham

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Clerk: Mrs Rowan Scholtz
9 Highfield Close, Empingham
Rutland LE15 8QB

Tel: 01780 460557

Saint Georges Barracks

On Monday March 22nd, RCC voted down a grant application designed to support infrastructure expenditure on the SGB site. The Parish Council have long campaigned against the size of the development at SGB. Amongst other things a modern new town half as big again as Uppingham, would be a blot on Rutland's landscape. It would create major traffic problems for our village , Main St would be a rat run to the A1. New housing should be sited close to our existing settlements not concentrated in an isolated rural situation.

A majority of county councillors now accept our view, and the lack of grant funding will require a significant rethink of development of the site. We will continue to campaign for any development of that site to be on a Rutland scale and to ensure traffic management schemes protect our local environment.

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 18:32 by Rowan Scholtz

Tags: Land & Property, Planning, Traffic/Speeding