New Campaign Leaflet
Get involved in opposing this proposal
Our campaign to protect Garendon is at a critical stage for funding. -We cover most of our administrative costs personally or by separate financial support. -But we have now engaged environmental lawyers to work on making our actions and outcomes as effective in law as possible. -None of this comes cheap and if we are to continue to serve our communities effectively, we need to raise funds URGENTLY. - We cannot guarantee victory but, rest assured, we will have tried our hardest on your behalf.
For over five years the Garendon Park & Countryside Protection Group (GPCPG) has campaigned to protect the Garendon Green Wedge (including the Estate and the listed Garendon Park). Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) has proposed building 3,500 houses on the Green Wedge thus destroying free public access to the countryside where Shepshed, Hathern and Loughborough residents can walk, jog, cycle, horse ride etc in a healthy and traffic free environment.
With the help of the over 400 members of GPCPG and many supporters we have so far been successful in preventing this.
CBC is again to undertake what will be the third consultation on this important issue. But this time there will be a much bigger opportunity for communities to have their views taken into account. The Coalition Government is introducing a new planning system that relies much more on local communities influencing how much development there should be and where it should be. The Government also intends to create a new planning designation for Green Spaces that are most valued by local people.
Gorse Covert meeting 10-10-14