Lutterworth site to create new jobs

New jobs are coming to Lutterworth after plans for two new takeaway restaurants were given the green light

Drawing of proposed site at Leaders Farm

New jobs are coming to Lutterworth after plans for two new takeaway restaurants were given the green light. 

Leicestershire County Council’s plan – approved by Harborough District Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday 28 February - will unlock land at Leaders Farm and create more than 120 jobs, helping to boost the local economy. 

Located just off the A4303 roundabout for Coventry Road, the site was identified as a prime area by both McDonalds and Costa Coffee, who will be the tenants of the two units on the site. The site will also feature more than 50 car parking spaces and include electric vehicle charging points. 

Councillor Lee Breckon, cabinet member for finance, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning approval and look forward to getting work underway as soon as possible. 

“This is an exciting project, which we hope is just the start of the employment opportunities at Leaders Farm and gives us the chance to best use our land to benefit residents. This site is ideally located and convenient for sustainable employment and supports Leicestershire’s thriving economy.  

“Approval for these units and the investment we’ll be making in the site will also bring a long-term income for the county council to use for frontline services.” 

As part of the county council’s ambitions to utilise the land for employment and economic growth, it is expected that the two new tenants will help to ensure the remaining part of the site can be used for other employment space in the future. 

Work to build the units on the land will also include improvements at the A4303 roundabout, including pedestrian crossings and new planting. 

The county council’s investment into the Leaders Farm site is expected to bring at least 120 jobs to Lutterworth once both takeaway restaurants have been opened, with the site committing to the county council’s priority of bringing improved opportunities to the county, and a continuing to build a strong economy. 

With the installation of LED lighting and each restaurant working to operate in the most energy-efficient ways possible including the use of wind and solar power, sustainability will be at the heart of the development. 

Plans can be viewed on the Harborough District Council website at using the planning reference 22/01318/FUL.

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