Bellway Homes Reserved Matters Application

Bellway Homes Reserved Matters application was validated on 2 May. Associated details can be found at (Application reference P/2018/00384).

The Parish Council discussed it at their monthly meeting held on Monday 14 May.  Members of the public argued that the method of disposing of the surface water was unsustainable as the system Bellways are proposing to discharge into cannot cope with the volume of water it is already subjected to (this is evidenced by the manhole at the entrance to Netherfield Grange surcharging and flooding the area in times of heavy rain). Other objections raised was the non provision of a Construction Management Plan and a number of errors in the submitted documentation.

Any comments or representations have to be submitted by 23 May.

Bellways College Field Development Meeting

On Monday 12 March despite the village flooding and with many concerned residents feeling under the circumstances it better to stay at home, 24 members of the public attended the public meeting, Jane Bucknall, the Parish Council Clerk, took notes on the presentation and the questions which are published here (pdf document). Amongst things discussed was the controversial access arrangements. Having already submitted and had accepted a Construction Management Plan with the outline application that had ruled out the use of Fairfield Avenue many will be somewhat surprised to discover this was mentioned as a possible option being considered. The Parish Council hope to arrange another meeting to discuss this.

Update: Minutes of the Planning Sub-Committee Meeting held on 23 Apil (including notes on the short discussion regarding the Construction Management Plan public meeting for the College Fields site that followed) can be read here (pdf document).

Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Development Plan is now available for public consultation. The document can be downloaded here (pdf document) or can be read at the Jinnie Inn, Rolleston Club, St Mary's Church and the Old Grammar School.

Representatives of the Rolleston on Dove Steering Group will also be holding an open day at the Old Grammar School on Saturday, 19 May from 9am to 5pm. The Rolleston on Dove Neighbourhood Development Plan can also be viewed at the Rolleston Transport Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May in Rolleston Club. Feedback forms will be available to complete at these public events.

Feedback can be emailed to by 11 June 2018.

10th Annual Transport and Grand Garage Sale
Monday 28 May 10:00am - 4:30pm on the Croft and around the village

In addition to the Transport Festival the day also sees the village-wide Grand Garage Sale Tour where vintage buses will ferry visitors around the many garage sales all over the village. The combination of the two events make this a unique day out for all the family. For further details visit:

The survey is now available at and is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June. Read Sue Arnold DPCC letter here.

Archiving of the Village Web Site

After 20 years of voluntary work, first establishing then maintaining, the Rolleston on Dove village web site, Richard Bush has decided the time is right to step down from his role as Village Webmaster. Rolleston Parish Council have agreed to fund the cost of archiving the site so that it is available on line as a historic record of events in the village for the future, but no further updates will be made after 31 July 2018. For up to date news please visit the newly created Parish Council web site

Both the threat and the reality of large scale developments within the village and surrounding areas is never far away. Read more about it in the planning section pages.

Last updated: 20 May 2018