A proposition for a £90m logistics hub could bring forward construction of the Enderby Ring Road (ERR) also referred to locally as the “Enderby Bypass”.
The new road would run from Mill Hill, north of Enderby, through the New Lubbesthorpe Strategic Employment Site down to Leicester Lane and would divert vehicles away from Enderby village. (The access to Leicester Lane and improvements at the Leicester Lane / B4114 junction have already been completed).
Mill Hill is currently one of five Air Quality Management Areas in Blaby District, declared for the Air Quality Objectives for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). The new road is intended to reduce heavy traffic using the B582 / Leicester Lane junction.
The new road is linked to the proposed logistics hub at St.Johns (see artists impression above).
The logistic hub development site is around 30 hectares and is located to the west of St Johns (B4114) and south of Leicester Lane. The M1 motorway runs along the western edge.
The development is being promoted by the two landowners in partnership – The Drummond Estate and London property investors Landchain Limited,
The Drummond Estate (a local family trust) are also promoters of New Lubbesthorpe as well as the adjoining Strategic Employment Site to the south of the M69, currently under construction.
The area was allocated for employment uses in the Blaby District Council Local Plan Delivery Development Plan Document published earlier this month and it is anticipated the developers will submit an outline application for the logistics hub in Spring 2019.
The developers say that approximately 2,000 new permanent jobs will be created – 1,500 on site – with the remainder within the local economy through goods and services purchased locally. Also, during the construction phase, an estimated further 125 jobs would be delivered.
The development includes a proposed new ‘Logistics Training Centre’ which would provide opportunities for local people to develop skills and specialisms in the logistics sector and, say the developers, make Leicester and Leicestershire a focus for this fast-growing sector.
Initial details of the proposals have been posted on the developer’s website at https://www.enderbyhub.co.uk/ which also contains a video ‘drive through’ and the development team’s contact details.
» View Land Chain Limited website
» View New Lubbesthorpe (Drummond Estate) website.