URGENT: Apply to speak at Monday’s big planning meet

The Airfield Farm site, taken from Gartree Road. The Harborough Innovation Centre building can be seen on the horizon to the left. (Mail file picture by Andrew Carpenter).
The Airfield Farm site, taken from Gartree Road. The Harborough Innovation Centre building can be seen on the horizon to the left. (Mail file picture by Andrew Carpenter).

People are being encouraged to register if they would like to speak at Monday’s extraordinary planning meeting over 1,500 homes at Airfield Farm in Market Harborough with deadline running out at midday tomorrow (Friday).

The special meeting of Harborough Council’s planning committee – on Monday (March 2) at 6.30pm – is being held at Harborough Market in Northampton Road to accommodate the large number of people expected to attend.

If anyone wishes to speak, they need to complete a ‘request to speak at planning committee’ form, by emailing planning@harborough.gov.uk or by phoning 01858 821215.

Requests must be made before midday tomorrow (Friday), quoting the application reference number (see below), your name, postal address and contact phone number.

It will be considering three planning applications relating to the Strategic Development Area (SDA) on the edge of Market Harborough, colloquially known as ‘the Airfield Farm homes plan’.

The application reference numbers are:

*11/00112/OUT – Airfield Farm, Lubenham, for 924 homes.

*12/00044/FUL – Lubenham Hill, Market Harborough, for 119 homes.

*13/01483/OUT – Manor Farm, Lubenham, for 450 homes.

Copies of reports for the meeting are available to view on the council’s website here.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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