Hallam Land Management, the strategic land subsidiary of Henry Boot PLC, has submitted a planning application to Blaby District Council for a new sustainable residential development of up to 180 dwellings to the north of Countesthorpe, Leicestershire.
The application follows detailed consultation including a public exhibition in September 2008. The site covers a total area of 10.42 hectares of which, it is proposed, 6.3 hectares will be developed for housing whilst the balance, some 4.1 hectares is set aside for public open space. The illustrative masterplan, which accompanies the application, shows a mix of housing including 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes, a significant proportion of which will be set aside affordable homes. A single access point is proposed from the Leicester Road from which a tree lined avenue will be developed, which provides the principal route thought the site. Ruth McKeown, Regional Manager commented, “This application provides an important opportunity to deliver high quality homes, including affordable housing, in a location where people can walk safely to a whole range of services and facilities including the doctors surgery, schools and local shops. Not only will this development help to sustain the existing community and broad range of services and facilities available, but it will also help to address a very serious housing deficit within the District.”
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
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