Major plans to create 2,750 much-needed new homes, community facilities and business space near Lutterworth were submitted to Harborough District Council earlier this year.
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, and is in line with Harborough District Council’s Local Plan.
The scheme – which would also generate millions of pounds for the county council to invest in frontline services - features:
- Swift Valley Community Park, playing fields, allotments, woodland, trees and hedgerows and new ecological habitats
- Foot and cycle paths – connecting with Lutterworth town centre, boosting walking and cycling
- 23 hectares of retail and business space - creating 2,500 jobs
- Two new primary schools - and extra secondary school places
- Roads and transport - improvements to main roads and M1 to boost capacity, a new M1 bridge, a new spine road to reduce town centre traffic plus new bus routes
- A community hub - with shops, restaurants, cafes, health centre and community hall
- Ultra-fast broadband at each property
Since the application was submitted, over 250 responses have been received in response to consultations.
Now, further information on traffic, landscape, ecology and air quality has been submitted to Harborough District Council to help the authority determine the planning application.
You can comment on this further information by visiting Harborough District Council’s website.
The consultation runs until 10 January, 2020