Barkestone Plungar & Redmile Parish Council

Serving the people of Barkestone Plungar & Redmile

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Clerk: Michele Jones
2 Wyfordby Lane, Stapleford
Leicestershire LE14 2SH

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Newsletter - Spring 2021

The latest Parish Council Newsletter

Posted: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:06 by Michele Parker

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As some of will know, Redmile has two 'by-ways open to all traffic'; one which runs from the top of Church Lane to Long Lane, and another which runs from the end of Easthorpe Lane.

Before the lockdowns, (and, indeed, just before Christmas), these by-ways were frequently used by 'scrambler' motor bikes and four wheel drive vehicles, the latter late at night or very early morning, as off-road entertainment.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 13:35 by Michele Parker

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Two of our local MPs, Alicia Kearns and Robert Jenrick, are campaigning to have the Vale of Belvoir recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but, at the same time there is a planning application to cover over 74 hectares (over 183 acres, or 743,000 square metres) in solar panels (this does not take into account a second proposed solar farm between Muston and Bottesford).A key issue... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:49 by Michele Parker

Tags: Community, Planning


One matter the Solar Farm application has highlighted is that wildlife sightings in this area are under-reported.

Leicester and Rutland Environmental Records Centre (LRERC) collect and collate details of the flora and fauna in the area and they use this information to inform the planning services about biodiversity. Commercial firms and other organisations can pay for this information which can be used... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 17:22 by Michele Parker

Tags: Community, Planning, wildlife


You can find the application, and the many supporting documents, on the Melton Borough Council website, reference 20/01182/FUL. Just type "Barkestone" into the search box and you will find it.

This is a major application for a huge solar farm which, if passed, might last for at least 40 years and transform the landscape North of Barkestone. Please take time to review the information on the planning... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 10:59 by Michele Parker

Tags: Community, Planning


Please fill in the survey about the Solar Farm proposal. It will take a while to assess all the information in the planning application, but we do want to start to gather residents' initial views - difficult during the pandemic. We hope the Survey Monkey survey works, but we are also going to deliver paper surveys to all residents in Barkestone. Comments can be dropped off through the letterbox of... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 10:34 by Michele Parker

Tags: Community, Planning

Planning Appeal Update

Thank you to those who have donated.

Donations totalling £8,450.00 have been received by the Parish Council, as at Wednesday 21st October 2020.

Posted: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:42 by Michele Parker

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Skydive, Langar

Following concerns about noise levels over the Vale of Belvoir, please see report presented by Skydive, Langar, who attended the Parish Council meeting in September 2019

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:29 by Michele Parker

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Bottesford RHWS

It has been announced that the Bottesford RHWS will re-open on Thursday 30th July 2020. Timeslots must be booked in advance to avoid queues and to facilitate social distancing. Bookings for Bottesford will open on Friday 17th July 2020.

Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:51 by Michele Parker

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The Parish Council are pleased to advise that the Play Park has now re-opened. To help us to control the virus, please:

Try to maintain a 2 metre distance between yourselves and others

Sanitise your hands before, during and after using the playground and after touching the play equipment and access gate

Do not consume food or drink whilst using the playground equipment

Wash your hands thoroughly when you... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:00 by Michele Parker

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