Sign Our Petition
!A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!
Thank you to all that gave up a little of their time and attended our public meeting. It was great to see so many people! We hope the event was useful and that you tell your friends and neighbours all the information gathered! There is an action group meeting to be held at the Donington Manor Hotel on Thursday 29th April @ 7:30pm to report back on the meeting. All are welcome!
This website has been created to highlight the very real threat the village of Castle Donington now faces - the destruction of our village community and its countryside.
The Action Group has been formed to object to the development of land adjacent to Park Lane by Miller homes and Clowes Developments. This MAJOR development will have DETRIMENTAL impacts on OUR community:
'We are a village community, we are not a town. We all make lifestyle choices. Where would you want to live?......Don't Destroy a village!'
• 975 new houses in addition to 500 new homes already approved (c.55% increase to Castle Donington)
• Destruction of arable land, open spaces and wildlife
• Strain on public services
• Potential increase of HGV traffic in our area
This will by no means be the last development plan for the village. There is a real danger that the majority of agricultural and forest land within the village will be handed over to developers for industrial and residential use. We must all act now and object to this wanton destruction of our village and that of the countryside. We urge you to lodge your objections to this application to North West Leicestershire District Council by either: (THE COUNCIL WILL TAKE OBJECTIONS UP UNTIL IT IS PRESENTED TO THE PLANNING COMMITTEE SO KEEP OBJECTING AND SIGNING THE PETITION! - WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HERE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!)
• emailing them at: email@example.com. quoting ref.: 09/01226/OUTM
• writing to NWLDC, Council Offices, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ quoting re.: 09/01226/OUTM
• or visiting www.dontdestroydonington.co.uk to learn more about the Action Group (DDDAG)
We would like to point out we are in no way against construction and development within North West Leicester. We understand the crisis the construction industry is currently facing and the housing shortage. We are however against the development of existing countryside / green belt / green field land, the environmental and health effects caused by a development of this size e.g. extra traffic, potential increase in related accidents/deaths, pollution and the strain placed on existing services such as local surgeries and schools. The current plans do not provide for extra health, education, road safety or recreational facilities. Castle Donington cannot cope with or accommodate this development - the village will be destroyed!!
DON'T DESTROY DONINGTON!
26th April 2010 - Next Action Group Meeting - Thurday 29th April 7:30pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Come and express your views and ideas. There will be a report back on the public meeting. See you there!
12th April 2010 - We have a planned public 'open' meeting on - Tuesday 20th April 7:00pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Please tell your friends and neighbours. Come and see/hear about the development and express your views and ideas. You can visit anytime between 7:00pm and 10:00pm See you there!
22th March 2010 - Next Action Group Meeting - Wednesday 24th 7:30pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Come and express your views and ideas. There will be a report on contact with Severn Trent. See you there!
11th March 2010 - Next Action Group Meeting - Wednesday 17th 7:30pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Come and express your views and ideas. There will be a report back on the meeting with Pegasus Planning. See you there!
11th March 2010 - A petition will be available to sign at the large Co-op on Trent Lane/Station Road this Saturday 13th March from 9:00am onwards Please pop down and sign up and chat to Action Group members about the development. We also could do with some help manning the display from 2:00pm onwards - any help would be much appreciated.
6th March 2010 - Sorry about the lack of updates and slow reply to email. Had a number of web domain issues but all appears back to normal! We have a planned public meeting on - Tuesday 20th April 7:00pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Please tell your friends and neighbours. Come and see/hear about the development and express your views and ideas. See you there!
5th March 2010 - THE COUNCIL WILL TAKE OBJECTIONS UP UNTIL IT IS PRESENTED TO THE PLANNING COMMITTEE SO KEEP OBJECTING AND SIGNING THE PETITION! - WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HERE WHEN THIS HAPPENS!
23rd February 2010 - Click HERE to view a 'This is Leicestershire' news story on the petition.
15th February 2010 - Next Park Lane Action Group Meeting - Thursday 18th 7:00pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Come and express your views and ideas. There will be a report back on the Parish meeting. See you there!
15th February 2010 - About my area have published information on the group and a link to the online petition. Click HERE to view the petition article and HERE for the PLAG campaign launch.
8th February 2010 - The Parish Council are meeting to discuss the planning application on Thursday 11th February @ 7:00pm at the Parish rooms. If you wish to add your objections please attend at least 15 minutes before or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th February 2010 - Our new online petition objecting to the planning application for 975 new homes in Castle Donington is now live. Please sign our petition and forward the details to anyone who may be interested in supporting our objection. You can access this by clicking HERE or by using the link to the left of the page.
2nd February 2010 - Next Park Lane Action Group Meeting - Wednesday 3rd 7:00pm @ Donington Manor Hotel - All are welcome. Come and express your views and ideas. See you there!
22nd January 2010 - Andrew Bridgen arranged a photo shoot with members of the Action Group for a future press release. Please click HERE to visit Andrew's blog.
22nd January 2010 - Please watch the Politics Show on Sunday 12:00 BBC1 as Andrew Bridgen (Conservative candidate for NWL) plus members of PLAG are appearing on the show. There will also be a radio interview with Richard Houghton to be broadcast on BBC Radio Derby on Saturday.
21th January 2010 - The 'Don't Destroy Donington' forum is now live and available to view and leave comments. Use the link at the top of the page!
14th January 2010 - The deadline for registering views regarding the proposed residential, commercial and relief road development of land to the north and south of Park Lane in Castle Donington has been extended to 28th February. Click here
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