Community Anger Mounts Over Larkfleet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Neighbourhood Forum   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:16

Opposition to housing developer Larkfleet's attack on the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan, and its proposal to build houses outside the planned limit of development agreed by the community and Rutland County Council, continues to mount following an announcement by the developer that it has submitted an application for  permission to appeal the outcome of a Judicial Review of the Plan. Mr Justice Collins found against the company on all three of the arguments put forward by Larkfleet.  

The company's planning application is likely to be heard by Rutland County Council in February 2015. Objectors are organising themselves to be present in large numbers at the hearing and Uppingham Town Council has already recommended refusal. Interesting among the objections to the planning application is one from Leicestershire County Council which points out that the proposed housing site may be of archeological interest and therefore require a full archeological survey. 

Support for the Uppingham community is coming in from a wide range of sources including other N Plan Groups and occupiers of Larkfleet homes elsewhere. Neighbourhood Forum Coordinator Ron Simpson, Lead Officer for the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan said, "This is a developing public relations disaster for Larkfleet entirely of their own making. I see a 'Ratner' moment approaching".

Larkfleet refused permission to appeal Neighbourhood Plan Judgement

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Wrap it up Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Uppingham Business Forum   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 10:48

Many traders in Uppingham are to provide a last minute opportunity to view their wares and shop windows by opening on the last Sunday before Christmas, December 21st. 'Wrap It Up Sunday' will allow those with busy schedules mid week to shop at their leisure and perhaps add a pre - Christmas treat of lunch out or a late afternoon tea followed by live music.

The Uppingham Webcam, which has received praise from around the world for promoting the town, will again be offering the opportunity for visitors with friends and family abroad to be viewed by their loved ones while chatting to them on mobile phones. A 'webcam wave' is becoming particularly popular with children.

A Christmas Special £100 Golden Ticket will be hidden in the town centre on the day with the clue to its whereabouts being available in participating shops from 11am. 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:21
Rotary Young Leader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rotary Club of Uppingham   
Sunday, 14 December 2014 11:23

An Uppingham childcare worker has secured a Rotary Young Leaders Award (RYLA) for her achievements at a residential leadership programme organised by Rotary International.

Beth Anderson is pictured receiving her award in the presence of her sponsors, David Ainslie, joint proprietor of Little Angels and Rotarian Margaret Simpson, President of the Rotary Club of Uppingham. The initiative was  also supported by community partnership Uppingham First. 

David, who is currently Mayor of Uppingham, commented, "Everyone at Little Angels is very proud of Beth's achievement as she is the first young employee in Uppingham to secure a RYLA award. The outdoor programme makes significant demands on the leadership abilities of participants and offers substantial personal development. It is an excellent investment for  local employers". 

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Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 09:01

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