East Langton Annual Parish Meeting Report

Parish Council Team – Thank you to our hard-working team of councillors; Heather Munroe, Martine Browne and Irene Ward (we still have a vacancy), our very busy Clerk– Alison Gibson and our Heritage and Tree Wardens, Mark Newton and Joan Gray.

Finance – Budget – agreed to adopt a budget of £5,598 in order to meet our legal requirements, make improvements for the Parish and continue to build reserves in order to cover unexpected costs including an election.

Precept – has been increased therefore by 21.4% – which is £6.54 for a Band D household per year.

Neighbourhood Plan Review – Consultations have been held and responses have been received, which have been passed to the Examiner. Her decision on the new proposals is anticipated to be in October. Thanks to Gary Kirk for advising and writing the Review. Planning – The Langton Homes development of 17 dwellings has begun and is due to take 18 months.

Leadclune House, Church Langton, has submitted an application for conversion of the barn into three properties and is awaiting a decision. The Causeway, Church Langton, applied for eight houses and was ‘called in’ by Cllr King for a decision by the Planning Committee. Cllrs Folwell and Ward attended. The application was unanimously refused.

Diocesan Field known as Thorpe Path Field – has been offered exclusively for sale to the PC for £525,000. The Heads of Terms have been sent to the PC who are seeking quotes for an independent valuation of the land.

Update – The Examiner has accepted all the changes to the Neighbourhood Plan in the Review including the designation of the Diocesan Field as a Local Green Space, which means new development will be ruled out. Thanks go to the Parish Councillor and particularly to Alison Gibson, who had a great deal of work to do over and above her usual hours. If you want to keep up to date visit www.eastlangtonpc.org.uk

LCC Parish Urban Verge Wildlife Project Open Day Saturday 30 July at 10am Church Causeway.

LCC are offering the opportunity to assist and shadow specialist wildlife volunteers and county recorders from Naturespot in undertaking a wildflower survey, whilst giving local people a chance to learn more about the diversity and role of these key habitats via species identification and survey technique. You do not need experience, just a passion for nature! If you are interested in attending or would like more information register your interest via: EnvironmentTeam@leics.gov.uk