Council plans to create thousands of new homes in Leicestershire

Leicestershire county council is planning to create 2,750 much-needed new homes near Lutterworth.

The 550-acre development on land east of the town – including around 1,000 affordable homes, over 100 hectares of green space and two new primary schools – would generate 2,500 jobs.

Leicestershire County Council is behind the proposal and has now submitted a planning application to Harborough District Council.

The plans also include a community hub – with shops, restaurants, cafes, health centre and community hall – as well as a business park.

Deputy council leader Byron Rhodes said: “New homes are in demand. And our focus is on creating quality, affordable houses that will help people get on or move up the property ladder.”

“Clearly, it’s important they’re located in the right place – and the plan could ease pressure for further development in other, less suitable parts of Harborough.”

“Almost one thousand people attended an exhibition last autumn. Their feedback has helped to shape the final proposal and we remain committed to clear and ongoing engagement.”

Residents can view the plans and speak to officers at an exhibition in Lutterworth on Friday 22 March at the Wycliffe Rooms, George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4ED.

The planning application is set to be determined by Harborough District Council this summer.