Local News

Alberto launches survey over Lutterworth East ‘call in’

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, has issued a survey to almost 5,500 households in Lutterworth and the surrounding villages asking for their views on the new Lutterworth East development and proposals to have the planning application ‘called in’ to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Alberto raises questions over traveller planning concerns

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, has raised questions in Parliament over the protections in place to protect the planning system from abuse following local residents expressing their concern over a recently passed planning application in Claybrooke Parva.

Alberto hails village’s ‘fantastic’ Yarn Bomb

Alberto Costa, MP for South Leicestershire, has hailed the ‘fantastic work of the community’ in Cosby during a visit to see the village’s Yarn Bomb and meet the event’s organisers alongside Blaby District Councillors.

Alberto meets Environment Minister over Shawell recycling plant concerns

South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa recently met with Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to discuss plans for a new Waste Processing Plant in the village of Shawell, near Lutterworth.

Alberto receives update on Pitchfork parole case

South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa has written to the Chief Executive of the Parole Board for England and Wales in order to ask for an update on the upcoming parole hearing for convicted child-killer Colin Pitchfork – it has now been confirmed this will take place in the autumn.

Alberto ‘hugely disappointed’ over hospital reopening decision  

Alberto Costa, Member of Parliament for South Leicestershire, has expressed his ‘huge disappointment’ over the decision by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust to not reopen the in-patient services at the Fielding Palmer Hospital in Lutterworth as a specialist ‘red ward’ for Coronavirus patients, despite their previous commitment.