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Tenders Open

Glenfield Parish Council is requesting tenders for the following works:

The works comprise

1. Construction of a new maintenance building,
2. Alterations to Park House
3. New Car Park at Park House, Stamford Street
4. New Car Park at Gynsill Lane.

Location: 1) to 3) Stamford Street, Glenfield, Leicester, 4) Gynsill Lane, Glenfield, Leicester

The tender documents can be viewed here on the Contracts Finder website. More »

Questions in respect of the tender should be forwarded to:

email: info@hssparchitects.co.uk or sent to the CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR (CA):

Name: HSSP Architects

Address: Pera Innovation Park

Nottingham Road

Melton Mowbray LE13 0PB

Tel: 01664 563288

CLOSING DATE FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST is 12 noon Monday 25th JUNE 2018

Date for submission of completed tenders is 12 noon Friday 27th July 2018. » Less

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:09 by Beverley Greenwood

Fine for Glenfield landlord

A landlord has been ordered to pay over £5000 after being convicted of four offences under the Housing Act.

Satwinder Singh Phull was fined £4,250 at Leicester Magistrates' Court, and told to pay the Council's full costs of £867.53 as well as a Victim Surcharge of £125. The £5,242.53 will be paid in £500 instalments.

The property on Dominion Road, Glenfield, Mr Phull's former home, was converted into three flats without planning permission or Building Regulations approval and was considered to be a House in of Multiple Occupancy. Part of the property was inspected by Blaby District Council's Environmental Health Team on 10 October 2017. More »

A follow up visit was made three days later with a Fire Prevention Officer from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the Council's Planning Enforcement team.

The condition of the property resulted in two Emergency Prohibition Orders being issued, with two of the flats immediately prevented from being used as residential accommodation.

A total of 12 failures were found under regulations 4, 7, 8 and 9 of the Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006. They included:

- Fire detection, means of escape and fire separation were inadequate and posed an imminent risk of serious harm to any occupants of flats 9B and 9C.

- The landlord was unable to state which electricity supply fed the lights in communal areas and the boiler as it was provided on three separate prepay meters. As a result occupants were in danger of the communal lighting and boiler running out.

- Three live exposed electrical conductors were found in flat 9A, two at reachable height.

- Insufficient waste disposal facilities were provided, with waste left at the front of the property as a result.

Mr Phull also owns the Victoria Hotel on London Road, Leicester, an electrical shop and is currently in the process of converting a property into a Bed and Breakfast.

In mitigation, Mr Phull's barrister referred to him as "not a professional landlord." He has also subsequently carried out sufficient works to the property to ensure the Emergency Prohibition Notices Order was revoked.

Councillor Iain Hewson, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Regulatory Services, said: "This ruling once again highlights our message to landlords that we will not tolerate poor living conditions in the district.

"As the owner of a hotel Mr Phull should be fully aware of fire safety, particularly in the wake of terrible tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower incident. We urge anyone living in rented accommodation that thinks may not comply with the law to contact us so we can investigate."

Anyone concerned about the condition of the property they are renting within the district can contact the Environmental Health Team via 0116 275 0555 or email environmental.health@blaby.gov.uk. » Less

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:25 by Beverley Greenwood

Glenfield Neighbourhood Area

Neighbourhood planning enables local communities to get involved in producing part of the statutory development plan for their area.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led framework for guiding the future development, regeneration and conservation of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. It may deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues only. More »

Glenfield Neighbourhood Area

Glenfield Parish Council has applied for the Parish of Glenfield (in its entirety) to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area, with a view to producing a Neighbourhood Plan. The statement and map below comprise the application submitted.

Application Statement

Map of Application Area

The statutory six week consultation is to take place between Wednesday 30th May and Wednesday 11th June 2018. Details of how to make representations are available in the publicity letter.

Glenfield Neighbourhood Area Application Publicity Letter

A hard copy of the application documents are available to view in the Planning Department at the Council Offices in Narborough. » Less

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:08 by Beverley Greenwood