Housebuilder submits plans for 120 homes in rural Leicestershire

Housebuilder William Davis Homes has submitted proposals for more than 120 homes in Leicestershire.

The plans involve a site off Snells Nook Lane in Nanpantan, which has been allocated for development in the Charnwood Local Plan.

The area was previously earmarked for development as part of the Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, but is allocated for housing under the new, draft local plan.

Further consultation will now be carried out by Charnwood Borough Council, following the submission of the proposals.

In addition to 128 new homes, the scheme will create publicly-accessible open space equivalent to almost 4.5 football pitches and a new children’s play area.

Along with improved footpaths along the former Charnwood Forest canal, these measures will help to address the identified shortfall of open space in Nanpantan – a key concern raised in the public consultation.

In line with local authority policy, almost a third of the proposed new homes will be made available to local people for rent, sold under an equity share scheme or made available for sale at a permanent 30% discount, under the Government’s First Homes initiative.

William Davis Homes said, where necessary, there would be financial contributions made to help maintain and improve local infrastructure.

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