New bus shelter plan after land sale

Published Tuesday 12 February 2019

Villagers in Broughton Astley are set to benefit from a new bus shelter after the District Council agreed to sell a piece of land to Broughton Astley Parish Council.

At a meeting on 11 February 2019, Harborough District Council’s Executive agreed to the sale of a piece of land in Croft Way to the Parish Council.

Councillors said the sale of the Harborough District Council-owned land would allow the Parish Council to create a bus shelter, bus stop and notice board, and would encourage the use of public transport to provide economic, social and environmental benefits to the area.

Councillor James Hallam, Harborough District Council’s portfolio holder for finance and assets, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to transfer this land to the Parish Council, at their request, so that it can be used to create a bus shelter to enhance the village and promote greener travel.”

Broughton Astley Parish Councillor, Colin Golding, who has been liaising with the District Council on this matter commented that: “The Parish Council are grateful to Harborough District Council for their support in this request and look forward to transforming this vacant plot of land into a useful community facility.”