Controversial plans to build 300 new homes in Oadby given go ahead

Plans to build more than 300 new homes near Gartree Road in Oadby have been given the go ahead, despite objections from local residents.

Over fifty residents attended a heated meeting which was held in Wigston College yesterday (April 11) evening.

The owners of the land, Co-op have applied to Oadby and Wigston Borough Council to develop it into 310 houses, 30% of which will be social housing.

The proposed development site on Gartree Road

Local residents were given the chance to raise their concerns over the controversial housing proposal.

Concerns included the impact of more traffic on local roads, loss of farm land and increased pressure on local schools and amenities.

Despite over 200 objections on the plan, Co-op have been given the green light to develop the site into residential dwellings.

The plan includes two parcels of land, one at Stoughton Grange on the north side of Gartree Road and the other to the south side of Gartree Lane.

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