Lutterworth East planning application deferred

Published Tuesday 21 April 2020

Councillors have deferred proposals for 2,750 new homes, community facilities and employment space to the east of Lutterworth.

At a meeting held 'virtually' and broadcast online on Tuesday 21 April 2020, Harborough District Council’s planning committee agreed the decision should be deferred to allow the Council to consider late representations made on behalf of University Hospitals Leicester. 

The deferral was proposed by Cllr Amanda Burrell and seconded by Cllr Barry Champion. All nine councillors on the committee voted to accept the proposal and defer the meeting to consider the representations. A further site visit was also requested by councillors.

The application will now be re-considered by Harborough District Council’s planning committee at a date to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

The proposed 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 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 scheme proposes:

  • A Community Park, playing fields, allotments, woodland, trees and hedgerows and new ecological habitats
  • Foot and cycle paths – connecting with Lutterworth town centre
  • 23 hectares of retail and business space - creating up to 2,500 jobs
  • Two new primary schools
  • Improvements to main roads and junctions to increase capacity, a new M1 bridge, and a new spine road
  • A community hub - with the potential for shops, restaurants, cafes, health centre and community hall

Watch the meeting online via the Video Planning link on this page