Blaby District Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    25
    25
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    Elected in 2019
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    6
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    Elected in 2019
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    1
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Plans for £8m college development refused by council

Amy Orton

Local Democracy Reporter

A school principal has described the decision to block the construction of a purpose-built school as "unthinkable".

Blaby District Council refused Countesthorpe Leysland Community College permission to build a new £8m school on the campus of the existing college.

The plans - which were submitted by the Department for Education and Interserve as part of the government’s priority school building programme - included demolishing the Leysland building and putting a new two-storey block on the playing field closest to the existing college base.

Leysland High School and Countesthorpe Community College merged to become one school back in 2016, and since then lessons have been split across the two schools on the Winchester Road campus.

Catherine Aitcheson, the school's principal, said she is "extremely disappointed" by the "worrying" decision, claiming thousands of children will miss out on "vital state-of-the-art facilities".

John Richardson, strategic director at Blaby District Council, said the authority is "committed to working positively with the college to support its future aspirations", but said it has to take into account "the full range of planning considerations, which includes the impact on listed buildings".

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More results from across the region

David Pittam

BBC News Online

In Leicestershire, the Conservatives held Blaby, although they lost four seats.

The Tories also held Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, South Derbyshire,

The Conservatives won North East Derbyshire from Labour, whose seats dropped from 35 to 18, giving the Tories the majority.

Labour gained control of High Peak Borough Council, winning five seat. The Conservatives lost seven councillors.

The Liberal Democrats held Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, where they gained five seats.

Blaby: Count halted for fire alarm

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

There was some drama at the Blaby District Council count earlier...

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It's thought scaffolding hit a smoke alarm setting it off. The count is now back under way.