Council listening to feedback from Lutterworth residents on new Market Square proposals

Published Friday 31 May 2024

Harborough District Council is considering creating some new ‘pop and shop’ car park spaces in Lutterworth when the spaces in Market Square car park are removed as part of plans to improve the square.

Residents are currently being consulted on the final designs to make Lutterworth Market Square a more attractive, sociable space for residents and visitors.

Cllr Jo Asher, Cabinet lead for Culture, Leisure, Economy and Tourism, said: “After listening to early feedback from residents at the recent drop-in events in the town, and after feedback from Lutterworth Town Council, we are now considering putting in some additional free, short stay car park spaces in Station Road car park to offset some of the loss of free spaces on the Market Square car park.”

The council will also discuss with Leicestershire County Council about possible changes to on-street parking arrangements to improve parking space availability and to try and maintain a similar level of free spaces as are currently available.

The proposed improvements are part of a wider Lutterworth Town Masterplan and are being funded by Harborough's share of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, through Harborough District Council's share of the Leicester and Leicestershire Business Rates Pool and from Harborough District Council's Capital Programme.   

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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You can view the final designs for the development of Lutterworth Market Square and take part in the consultation at:

The consultation is open until 15 June 2024.