Follow ‘Lutterworth East’ planning meeting online

Published Friday 17 April 2020

The ‘Lutterworth East’ planning application will be considered remotely – and residents can follow the meeting, as it happens, online.

Earlier this month, Harborough District Council announced that, following new powers granted by Government to Councils to hold committee meetings remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, a ‘virtual’ planning meeting could take place to discuss the application on Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 6.30pm.

It is the first time Harborough District Council has conducted a committee meeting in this way.

The public will be able to view the proceedings at this ‘virtual’ meeting via a weblink which will be publicised on the Council website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Watch the livestream of the meeting from 6.30pm on the Council’s website here.

The planning committee will consider the application on the night remotely, and registered speakers will be making representations via phone and audio only. Speakers have been asked to submit a written version of their statement as well.

Lutterworth East proposes to create 2,750 new homes, community facilities and employment space.

The 550-acre development is on land east of the town and the M1 would include over 100 hectares of green space, two new primary schools and employment space to create around 2,500 jobs.

The site is identified in the Harborough Local Plan as a key area to accommodate new housing in the District, known as Lutterworth East Strategic Development Area (SDA). If approved, approximately 1,260 of the new homes are expected to be built by 2031 and the rest after 2031.

The application will be considered by Harborough District Council’s planning committee on Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 6.30pm. 

If the meeting is still ongoing at 9.30pm a vote will be taken to ascertain if the committee wishes to continue beyond that time or adjourn the meeting until another day.

Please note that you will not be able to view the meeting on Safari web browsers; please download Microsoft Edge on your device to view the meeting.

Read more about accessing the meeting and view the agenda on the Council’s website.