Much needed housing approved for District

Plan Of New Housing Estate Approved For Kirby Muxloe

Outline planning permission has been granted for a new 885 home development just north of the A47 in Kirby Muxloe.

The application, from L and Q Estates, was approved by Blaby District Council Planning Committee members.

As well as the homes the scheme provides for a new primary school, landscaping and public open space. There is also the potential for a coffee shop with community use.

The 44 hectare site has been allocated for housing in the Blaby District Local Plan since 2019 and is mainly agricultural land bordering the existing sports clubs on Hinckley Road as well as Kirby Muxloe Golf Club.

Initially two applications were submitted, one from L and Q Estates for 750 dwellings and a separate one from Hazelton Homes for 137 homes, however, Hazelton Homes withdrew their bid and L and Q Estates took over the proposals for both sites.

All vehicle access will be from a proposed roundabout on the A47 with pedestrian and cycle only access onto the A47 opposite Beggars Lane.

It is expected that 25% of the housing provided will be affordable within a mix of sizes, from one bed to four beds and bungalows.

Future planning applications which will outline the finer details of the scheme will also need to be reviewed by the Council.

Councillor Ben Taylor, Blaby District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning Delivery and Enforcement and Corporate Transformation, said: "While I understand the concerns from residents in respect to this development, we must consider our housing land supply and those areas marked as a prime location for housing within our local plan.

"I’m pleased to see the planning committee last night approve this application and to see the scheme come to fruition. The scheme will offer opportunities for a new community to grow and thrive and provide valuable affordable housing."

Councillor Ben Taylor

Councillor Ben Taylor
Portfolio Holder for Planning Delivery and Enforcement and Corporate Transformation

30 June 2023