Campaigners celebrate latest victory in fight to save Hinckley nature feature
Originally published by Hinckley & Bosworth Liberal Democrats
Campaigners have welcomed the latest proposals to build on a Hinckley nature feature being turned down again.
Hinckley and Bosworth's planning Committee voted to reject the latest plans to build 60 houses at the Big Pit water feature, near Asda in Hinckley.
Michael Mullaney the local Liberal Democrat County Councillor for the area attended the meeting he said "I'm delighted common sense has again prevailed and the planning committee has again rejected plans to build on the Big Pit. This site is totally unsuitable for development. There are huge concerns about flooding risks if the site is built on, there are also concerns that the plans as proposed will cause problems with parking.
"I urge Orbit homes, who are proposing to build the properties, to drop their plans. The Big Pit is not a suitable site to build on"
The rejection of plans to build on the Big Pit follows on from a decision of the Hinckley and Bosworth planning committee last month to pass a minded to refuse motion about the application to build on the big pit.