Plans to build 2,750 new homes in Leicestershire

New proposals by Leicestershire County Council could see 2,750 new homes, schools, a country park and other community facilities being built in Leicestershire.

The proposed site for the development is 516 acres of land east of Lutterworth, which is owned by the council.

The proposal is being presented to residents on 21 and 22 September, providing an opportunity for the public to view the plans, ask questions and provide comments.

Developing the site would also raise tens of millions of pounds for the council, helping to support vital front line services, including social care, and offset the impact of national funding reductions.

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Byron Rhodes, deputy leader of the county council said: “The proposal enables us to provide much-needed new homes, and ease pressure for further development in other, less suitable parts of Harborough district.”

“We remain the lowest funded county in the country and the development would also generate vital income for front line services, including those supporting vulnerable people.”

“We’re committed to clear and ongoing engagement with residents and encourage people to visit the exhibition and have their say.”

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm on 21 and 22 September, at the Wycliffe Rooms, George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4ED.