Plans to build approximately 4,250 houses in Lubbesthorpe with schools, motorway bridges, shops and employment land have been submitted to Blaby District Council.
The proposal has special interest for Enderby residents as there will be both positive and negative implications.
The land proposed for development is off Beggars Lane and borders Leicester Forest East, Enderby and Braunstone Town.
The planning application must now be checked to make sure there is sufficient information for the Council to process it and this is expected to take between two and three weeks.
Once this first stage is complete full details of the proposals will be made available and the Council will begin an extensive public consultation exercise, with letters sent to residents living nearby and notices placed in the local press.
People will be able to view full details of the application, once it has been checked, on the Council’s website (see link below).
Although planning applications are usually expected to be determined within 16 weeks this application will take longer because of its complexity and the need to make sure all relevant individuals and organisations are properly consulted.
It is expected the Council will make a decision on whether to approve or reject the application by the end of 2011.