The Kings Clipstone website provides the only open forum where local development proposals can be discussed openly and we hope visitors will find this useful if they wish to formulate personal submissions to NSDC or Notts CC.
The NSDC Planning Committee normally meets every four weeks. Committee membership, dates of forthcoming
meetings, agendas, minutes, reports and committee decisions are available for download here.
Dates for forthcoming meetings:
2009 - 10 February, 10 March, 7 April, 5 May, 9 June, 14 July, 18 August, 15 September, 13 October, 10 November and 8 December.2010 - 12 January, .9 February, 9 March, 6 April and 4 May.
(Please note: the agenda for the forthcoming meeting will be available for viewing 5 working days before
the date of the relevant committee and committee decisions will be available as soon as possible on the morning of the day after each Committee.)
Notts County Council is based in West Bridgeford, but has a local office in Regent St, Mansfield. It has reponsibilty for planning applications concerning schools, minerals and waste. Their on-line planning summary is here and committee papers are on-line here.
The information and comments below record posts on the old Kings Clipstone Community website about the topics
Please note that the opinions recorded are personal views and do not represent any official opinion or site policy.
Proposed caravan and motorhome store with entry/exit at the Rat Hole bends.
The proposal was for an industrial-style outbuilding of 298 square metres to be used to store caravans and motor homes - in connection with the applicant's motor trade business.
The entrance/exit would have been here.
However, the plans were thrown out by the NSDC Planning Committee on 16th October following the advice of the Council's head of planning services here.
His report noted objections from:
Clipstone Parish Council citing proposals for unsuitable access that would create a hazard.
Notts CC Highway Authority citing intensification of use of an existing substandard access, the detriment of highway safety and inadequate visibility.
NSDC Environmental Services, citing a risk that the site may have been contaminated by previous use.
Neighbours, with 17 individual letters of objection and 46 tear-off slips, citing visual intrusion and highway safety.
The head of planning services also cited policies NE1, NE9, E28 and C22 of the NSDC Local Plan in support of his recommendation that the application be refused.
Outline planning application for the erection of up to 420 residential units. 1ha of B1 office/employment uses and associated community facilities, landscaping, open space and access roads. (See 08/01905/OUTM here.)
Various objections have been registered by villagers, including a call for the developers to take responsibility for providing a safe footway along Gorsethorpe Lane to allow users of the proposed pedestrian access from the site onto Clipstone Drive to reach the village safely.
Some ramblers take their lives in their hands on Gorsethorpe Lane.
A resident's campaign to prevent replacement of the old kennels site on the B6030 at the eastern end of the village gave rise to a sometimes overheated debate as few supported the objectors' claim that the site was an important 'historical and environmental asset' or that it 'contributed greatly to the village landscape'.
But fears about the dangers of adding a new access to a road that is already dangerous due to restricted site lines were universal.
Many agreed with the view that the old buildings had become a derelict eyesore through neglect and that four classy modern homes would actually contribute more, citing English Heritage - who concluded that the old buildings:
- ... lack any distinctive architectural or historic interest and should not be added to the Statutory List.
- Do not form part of any architecturally or historically significant ensemble of buildings.
- The buildings themselves have no special interest in a national context.
This was endorsed in January 2008 with a comment that the buildings "are unremarkable with no architectural quality ... the historical association and interest of the buildings are limited [and] in a national context the buildings do not have the special interest necessary to merit designation."Revisions to the site entrance helped NSDC to grant approval on 8th August and the papers are still on-line here.