Lubbesthorpe New Town – another twist in the tale!

Sir Clive Loader the Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner has called for a judicial review of developer contributions towards the policing of the new town of Lubbesthorpe – the possible consequence of his actions is that Lubbesthorpe may not proceed !!

[Reprinted from Lfe Rag Facebook post]

The PCC challenges:

1. The terms of the S106 (developer contributions towards infrastructure etc) are illogical and irrational in that they fail to provide funding to meet the policing needs arising from the development

2. The process followed by Blaby DC was defective with insufficient reasoning given for their decisions

3. Blaby DC have failed to honour expectations of securing police funding in an appropriate manner or provide reasonable explanation as to why it failed to do so

Sir Clive Loader
Sir Clive Loader

The RAG have long argued that a development of the Lubbeshorpe land is inappropriate in the scale proposed given the effect it will have on local communities and the massive amount of infrastructure required to try and justify the development.

1000 acres of prime agricultural land, locked on three sides by two motorways (M1 and M69) and one of Leicesters main arterial roads (A47) as well as bordering the busy settlements of Leicester Forest East and Enderby and was always foolhardy at best.

Blaby DC have for too many years been approaching their housing problem from the wrong angle, you cant start with one piece of land, create one large housing need and assume you can make both fit each other…. smaller developments and brown field sites are the appropriate way forward or at worse you identify land where appropriate infrastucture already exists or could be readily supplied – Lubbesthorpe never did and never will be an appropriate development.

This development will cause major problems to Leicestershire residents for miles around and will create further traffic problems around Fosse Park as well as traffic issues and air, noise and light pollution issues in Thorpe Astley as well as Enderby and Leicester Forest East

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