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Rugby Borough Local Plan Consultation

RBC logoThe Borough Council will be consulting on its Local Plan Publication Draft on the 26th September till the 11th November 2016.

The Plan sets out the spatial framework, site allocations and policies to guide development and the use of land in the whole of Rugby Borough up to 2031. It comprises a long term vision, strategic objectives, site allocations and development management policies. It will be used to guide the determination of planning applications over the plan period. It is document which the Council intends to submit to the Secretary of State.

The following drop in sessions have been arranged, where members of the Development Strategy team will be available to answer any questions regarding the Local Plan and how to respond.

  • Monday 26 September – Wolvey Baptist Church, School Lane, Wolvey (6.30pm to 8pm)
  • Wednesday 28 September – Rugby Town West Community Forum, Bilton Methodist Church, Main Street, Bilton (6.30pm to 8pm)
  • Thursday 29 September – Grandborough Village Hall, Sawbridge Road, Grandborough (6pm to 9pm)
  • Saturday 1 October – The Clock Towers shopping centre, Rugby town centre (10am to 2pm)
  • Monday 10 October – Dunchurch Library, School Street, Dunchurch (6pm to 9pm)
  • Wednesday 12 October – Ryton Village Hall, High Street, Ryton-on-Dunsmore (6pm to 9pm)
  • Thursday 13 October – Binley Woods Village Hall, Rugby Road, Binley Woods (7.30pm-9:30pm)

A link to the draft Local Plan document is provided here

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Take a trip to the top of the tower during Heritage Open Days

Visitors can climb to the top of the plant’s tower and capture a unique view of Rugby on camera during the tours – but with limited places on offer, book early to avoid missing out.

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Heritage Open Days runs from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 11 September, with a host of Rugby’s historic and iconic buildings opening to the public for free.

The CEMEX tours take place on the Thursday and Friday, while on the Friday the Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, opens the doors of the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.

Visitors can meet the Mayor at 3pm before being taken on a guided tour of the Council Chamber.

Historic buildings taking part in Heritage Open Days include Brownsover Hall Hotel, The Arnold House, Princethorpe College and Percival Guildhouse.

Rose Narrowboats offer free boat trips on the Oxford Canal in Stretton-under-Fosse, while visitors to Coombe Abbey Country Park can enjoy a guided tour of the park’s lake, which was designed by Capability Brown.

A number of the borough’s churches also take part in Heritage Open Days, including St Andrew’s in the town centre, Newbold’s St Botolph’s and the Church of The Ascension at Clifton Road cemetery.

And Rugby Family History Group and Rugby Local History Research Group both support the event with displays at Rugby Library from the Thursday to Sunday.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for growth and investment, said: “Heritage Open Days celebrates the history on our doorsteps and gives residents the chance to explore places which often remain closed to the public.

“We have a packed programme on offer for this year’s event and with limited places available on tours, it’s best to book early to secure a place.”

Leaflets detailing the full Heritage Open Days programme can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre or downloaded at

To book a place on a tour, call the Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217.

For more information, contact Mike Green on (1788) 533599 or email

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Potential Solar Farm for Clifton upon Dunsmore?

Warwickshire County Council is considering putting a solar farm onto its land at Dunsmore Home Farm on Lilbourne Road. It should be emphasised that at this stage there are no firm proposals and that the planning department at Rugby Borough Council has not yet been consulted on the matter.

The solar farm would be located on land that is south facing and slopes away from the ridsolar farmge on Lilbourne Road, so that it would not be visible from the village, although it could
become quite a landmark for traffic on the A5. It is understood that around 22 acres of the total 155 acres of the smallholding would be involved, and that sheep would continue to graze between the solar panels.

The proposed location of the site can be viewed here. Dunsmore Home Farm

Two emails have been received regarding this, please click on the links below for details.

Emails – Potential Solar Farm

Your local representatives at parish, borough and county level are trying to gauge the views of Clifton residents on this idea. To assist with this, could you please complete the short survey here.

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Notice of Election – 5 May 2016

The Notice of Parish Council Election which take place on 5 May 2016 will be posted on the Parish voteCouncil noticeboards on 30 March 2016.

Copies of the Notices are available below.

Notice of election Clifton upon Dunsmore ward 2016

Notice of election Radio Station ward 2016

The Notice of election provides information for those seeking nominations for the Parish Election.

Nomination papers are available from either the Returning Officer  or the Clerk to the Parish Council; or alternatively a Nomination Pack can be downloaded here.Nomination-pack-incl-election-agent-notification-form-P-and-C

The completed nomination papers must be delivered in person to the Returning Officer by no later than 4pm on Thursday 7 April 2016.


For more information on the adoption of the new  Ward boundaries and key dates in the election process please click here.

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Forthcoming elections – Information meeting

voteRugby Borough Council are holding an open meeting for any candidates interested in standing at parish elections on 5 May 2016. The meeting will be run by Adam Norburn the (Local) Returning Officer in Committee Room 1 of the Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby starting at 5.30pm on 21 March 2016.

The purpose of the meeting will be an opportunity for candidates to receive information on Individual Electoral Registration, postal and proxy voting, the election timetable and the nomination process.

To book a place at the meeting please contact Sandy Veal Principal Electoral Services Officer at Rugby Borough Council.
Tel: 01788 533525

For general enquiries on the election process the election office may be contacted on 01788 533595 or

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Adults 55+ open afternoon – Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre Rugby

Tuesday 1st March 2016

12 till 3pm

Members and non-members are welcome to the over 55’s adult afternoon event. There will be bowls, walking football, badminton, table tennis, a healthy walk and teas and coffees. The event is FREE to attend. The centre will be raising money for Sport Relief, so any donations would be gratefully received.

Older Adults Open Day flyer 2016 (1)