Updated documents being considered by Blaby District Council show the scheme would now be bigger than the original 750 homes first suggested after more land was acquired by the developer
Updated plans have been submitted for a development of 885 homes on the outskirts of Leicester.
L&Q Estates has expanded the outline planning application for the massive scheme it is calling Hastings Fields, west of Leicester between the A47/Hinckley Road and Kirby Muxloe golf club.
Updated documents being considered by Blaby District Council show the scheme would now be bigger than the original 750 homes first suggested after more land was acquired by the developer.
The documents have been put together by Derbyshire development consultancy Pegasus Group for Warwick-based L&Q.
The plans show the scheme would have access from a new roundabout on the main road and stretch round the back of the Old Newtonians and Leicester Forest rugby clubs and the Leicester Ivanhoe Cricket Club and Leicester Forest East Tennis Club.
Pending planning, some two-thirds of the new homes could be built by the end of the decade and would range in size up to four bedrooms. The documents say 25 per cent of the development would be affordable homes.
There would also be children’s play areas, green spaces, footpaths and a network of new roads.
The updated planning proposals state that a ‘Central Green’ area would remain at the heart of the masterplan and there would be a school on the western edge.
The documents say the site has been allocated for housing as part of a Blaby District Council local plan which was adopted last February.
Blaby District Council said there had been 188 public comments on the plans but has a policy of not publishing them on its planning website.
However in a letter submitted last year the clerk to neighbouring Leicester Forest East Parish Council said a new roundabout onto the busy A47, a main route into Leicester, would cause unnecessary disruption to traffic flow.
The parish council says despite being part of the village of Kirby Muxloe there would be no access to it, and it fears there will be more traffic on the A47 as a result and more pollution.
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