New Lubbesthorpe has consent for 4,250 dwellings, a mixed use district centre, two local centres, a secondary school, two primary schools and a 21 hectare employment site. The scheme included consent for two motorway bridges, the first of which opened last year, providing a new road that now links the A563 and the A47. The scheme is the first and only site identified in the Region Plan in 2008 to start on site to date.
The original Planning Promotion Agreement for the site was agreed with Hallam Land. As matters progressed, housebuilder partners were brought in as part of the promoter’s team, with the planning strategy, the planning application, the appeal work, the negotiation of the s.106 and the coordination of the Judicial Review against Leicestershire Police undertaken and led by Hallam Land.
New Lubbesthorpe is currently under construction, with three developers on site at present. A fourth is shortly to commence on site. The commercial land is being developed separately by a single commercial developer.
New Lubbesthorpe was designed to be a sustainable new community that created an attractive new living and working environment. It will be a compact, diverse, mixed-use and sustainable community of sufficient scale to support local facilities including shops, schools and places to work.
The scheme encourages walking and cycling over use of the car for journeys within the development and to neighbouring areas. New shops, schools, workspaces, public spaces and parks will create a socially and economically cohesive and diverse community.
Hallam Land Management obtained a legal interest in 129 acres of greenfield land at Hinckley Road, Sapcote in November 2014. Initially, the site was promoted through the Local Plan process as we worked collaboratively with the Local Authority, Blaby District Council. During this process, it became apparent that there was an opportunity to submit an application for part of the site. A planning application, covering approximately 15 acres, for 125 dwellings was submitted in February 2017 and received a resolution to grant in June 2017. Marketing commenced early 2018, ahead of the issue of the Planning Consent in April 2018, which allowed us to move swiftly to the position of preferred bidder with a National House builder and a disposal is anticipated very shortly.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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