The Vision

The aim is to deliver an exemplar scheme. It will be a visionary development including large family homes with gardens and starter homes for those who have previously been unable to access the housing ladder in the local area. New employment opportunities will also be a key focus of the proposals.

This, coupled with the provision of much needed healthcare, education and community facilities, will deliver a sustainable scheme. Set around village greens, recreational land and woodland; the aim is to create assets of real enduring quality for the community as a whole.

The site has been selected by Blaby Council as the best location to accommodate new homes in order to meet local population growth. This, alongside the delivery of significant regional employment is at the core of the development strategy to ensure that the district remains economically competitive. The key attribute of delivering housing in one site, rather than pepper potting development around the district, means that funds are available to deliver significant transport improvements, alleviate congestion at pinch points on local roads and invest heavily in quality public transport provision, as well as providing the educational and health facilities which are beyond the reach of current Government funds.

New Lubbesthorpe will be genuinely ‘green’. The emerging master plan has retained and protected existing landscape, ecology and heritage assets. These will become the basis of a new green infrastructure framework which encompasses built development.

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