Affordable homes plan given go-ahead

Published Wednesday 17 February 2021

Plans to create 38 affordable homes in Market Harborough have been approved.

Harborough District Council’s planning committee approved plans for 38 affordable homes and the demolition of existing bungalows, in Naseby Square, at its meeting on 16 February 2021.

The Council’s revised planning application stated that the site should have 100% high-quality affordable homes. The scheme will also provide significant Section 106 funding (developer contributions for projects and community infrastructure) in the local area.

Last November, Harborough District Council’s Cabinet agreed that it would sell Council-owned land at the site to Platform Housing Group which owns the rest of site.

The Council said it is refocusing its priorities in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Naseby Square housing redevelopment scheme will create 38 new homes, at a former garage site owned by Harborough District Council along with land that is currently owned by Platform Housing Group.

Platform Housing Group worked very closely with those customers of Naseby Square who would be affected by any redevelopment and has successfully relocated all those customers to other Platform Housing accommodation of their choosing.

Platform Housing will continue to ensure that all remaining residents of Naseby Square are kept fully informed with the redevelopment as it progresses.