Duo secure planning approval for 165 homes in Leicestershire

Glen Parva site layout

Developer Vistry, in a joint venture with Sanctury, known as Glen Parva JV, has secured planning approval to build 165 new homes on a 12.5-hectare brownfield site in Glen Parva, Leicestershire.

The development, located southwest of Cork Lane, will comprise 97 open-market homes and 68 affordable properties developed in partnership with emh Group, a provider of affordable homes and support services in the East Midlands.

Approval was granted after meeting various mitigation requirements and committing to utilise proven construction techniques suitable for the site’s previous use.

Under section 106, the development will also include an £834,196 investment in services for the local community with money going towards education, healthcare, policing, public transport, and developing public open spaces, and libraries.

Steve Wilson, chartered civil engineer and technical director at The Environmental Protection Group Limited, said: “Developing a former landfill site such as this requires care and attention. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar sites where houses have been built over ground previously used for landfill and there are well-established, routine procedures for dealing with this issue. By adhering to these we are able to unlock this brownfield site to help contribute to meeting the local area’s housing need.”

Andy Reynolds, managing director, of Vistry South East Midlands, said: “We are excited to have secured planning permission for our development at Glen Parva. There is a significant need for new, high-quality housing in this part of Leicestershire and this is a major step forward in meeting that demand.

“Through this 165-home development, Vistry will not only be investing over £830,000 in the local community and providing 68 affordable properties, but it will also give many people a first step onto the housing ladder and the opportunity to live in a sustainable community which will play a part in the thriving future of the area.”

Infrastructure work will begin shortly, with construction of the new homes expected to follow in the coming months.


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