It appears that the College is now considering sending all construction traffic for the college field site through Walford Road and Fairfield Avenue (despite their Planning Consultant Peter Diffey at the public meeting leading the audience to believe this access would only ever be used for emergency traffic). Due to the very narrow roads and poor junctions this would involve introducing parking restrictions outside residents homes (Monday to Saturday) for three years. If this is allowed then no where in Rolleston is safe and the whole village is asked to fight these proposals by writing both to email@example.com ESBC planning department and our MP firstname.lastname@example.org.
It surely cannot be right to inflict such misery, especially on these well established communities comprising many long term elderly residents who have given so much to making Rolleston what it is, and who chose the location (and paid a premium) for its peaceful rural setting. The NHD plan clearly demonstrates Rolleston does not want houses on this field and the infrastructure clearly is not suitable for such a major development. (Webmaster).
The revised Highway information in relation to the planning application for the development of the College Playing Fields can be found using the link below.
The Amended Transport Assessment dated 23rd April, Page 35 of 354 of
the pdf document if you care to search (labelled Section 4.25
Construction Management Plan - Page 25),
Rolleston on Dove NHD Plan for Formal Consultation
The Parish Council has submitted a request to ESBC to undertake the formal consultation for the NHD plan. Here are the associated documents that have been sent to ESBC:
Rolleston Transport Festival
The 5th Charity Transport Festival will take place on the 27th May.
This year’s charities will be the Almshouse Restoration Fund and the Scouts Kenya project, both very deserving causes. It is hoped that one of the ladies occupying the Almshouses will open up her house so that everyone can see one of the charming properties but can also appreciate the urgent need for modernisation.
Last year was the Queen’s Jubilee and we had the period dress theme which was enjoyed by all. This year we hope to have a theme of eco transport. We already have been promised a display of the New Generation Toyota Auris Hybrid and are hoping to have a hydrogen powered car from Birmingham University. We hope to have more modern eco vehicles, including electric bikes and maybe scooters.
In addition to the eco theme we will have, as usual, a display of vintage and classic vehicles on the Croft and Burnside. There will be the usual static displays of models in the Club and the marquees, but we hope to have a display of radio controlled model cars on the Croft, plus a demonstration of model boats on the Alder Brook – providing we have enough water.
The day has become a must for families and there will be the usual attractions for children. The day again coincides with the village-wide Grand Garage Sale Tour, and we will have the vintage buses ferrying everyone around the various sales and attractions. We are not allowed to charge for rides on the buses as this would be running a scheduled service and there would be all kinds of insurance and legal problems if we did. We cannot even have a bucket clearly marked for charity donations anywhere near the bus stop. The vintage bus ride is one of the biggest attractions and we think that visitors will be happy to give a small donation. We intend to have a bucket at the Almshouses where everyone who has enjoyed the bus ride (and anyone else) can show their appreciation by a contribution to the Almshouse Restoration Fund.
Please come along and bring your friends and make it another successful day.
Last updated: 17 May 2013