Leicester factory set for demolition to make way for housing

The factory on Disraeli Street, Leicester (credit: Google)

Planning officers have approved the demolition of an abandoned factory in Leicester to make room for new housing.

Seventeen new homes, described as “family homes” by the applicant, Mr Doshi, will be constructed on Disraeli Street near Leicester’s Aylestone Meadows.

The new homes will include four two-bedroom houses, one three-bedroom house, and twelve four-bedroom houses, featuring a combination of two and three-story buildings in both terrace and semi-detached designs.

All the new homes will have driveways, and the development will offer access to public transportation and cycle routes, according to planning officers.

The council had previously reviewed an application for 19 homes on this land, which they declined.

One reason for the rejection was the poor design quality and the homes’ lack of adaptability to meet future occupants’ needs.

The new scheme, according to officers, is an improvement over the previous proposals.


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