Benefits of NEMMDR scheme

The Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (MMDR) is intended to help relieve congestion in Melton Mowbray and support plans for housing and employment growth in the town. 

Aims of the scheme

The scheme aims to: 

  • improve access to potential housing and employment
  • reduce congestion within Melton Mowbray
  • improve access to Melton town centre
  • reduce the number of HGVs travelling through Melton town centre 
  • reduce pollution within the town centre 

As part of the scheme, we will also be making improvements to the River Eye.  This will see the river diverted back to its natural course and the old section also retained and used as a wildlife habitat area.  

The scheme also includes extensive planting, including grass, wildflowers and trees, together with various measures to protect birds, bats, badgers, newts and other wildlife which are detailed in our Environmental Statement, available as part of our planning consent - you may need to click on the 'Agree' button to see details.

Further details around the benefits of the scheme can be found within our full business case and appendices A to Q:

Full Business Case appendices A to Q