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County council looking to bid for growth cash

Good track record of securing funding, says leader

Road workers reading a map

New plans have been set out to secure more than £50million to support new homes, job opportunities and reduce journey times in Leicestershire.

Cabinet members will be asked later this month to clear the way for the council to bid for Government money to put infrastructure in place, supporting schemes in the south of Melton and south-west Leicestershire.

If approved, a bid will be submitted by the March 1, 2019 deadline set by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).


We’ve got a good track record of securing funding to support the growth of the county and we hope that stands us in good stead. The bids give us the opportunity to put the funding for transport infrastructure in place before the usual planning process is undertaken, and that’s a better scenario for the people who live in those areas as it can allay their concerns about pressure on local roads


Further information on housing will follow as the proposals are developed. Potential housing developments will be subject to the usual local plan and planning processes of the relevant district councils.

The report was discussed by the council’s Scrutiny Commission today (Thursday) and will be considered by the Cabinet on Tuesday, 18 December – meetings can be watched online at

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