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Brockington College students gain hands-on experience at New Lubbesthorpe Development

Students at Lubbesthorpe development
Photo: Blaby District Council

Students from Brockington College in Enderby took part in a special event held at local development New Lubbesthorpe to learn more about the housebuilding industry.

Hosted by David Wilson Homes, the eight students involved gained practical, supervised experience of construction skills such as bricklaying, plastering and carpentry.

The aim of the visit, which was organised by Jo Ling, Employment, Skills and Training Coordinator for Blaby District Council in conjunction with the developer, was to demonstrate to the students the different skills and processes involved in building a new home and to inspire them to progress their studies to the next level or pursue a full-time career in house building after leaving college.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic & Community Development, said:

“We were delighted to be involved with this innovative initiative to help strengthen the employability of students within the District. Thanks to David Wilson Homes, students from the Enderby College have been able to gain a practical insight into the construction sector, and open up options for a career in the housebuilding industry.”

The students were given a tour of three ‘stock plots’ to give an overview of what trades are involved at the development, before splitting into two groups to have a go at bricklaying.

Photo: Blaby District Council

There was also a question and answer session with the Site Manager, where students were able to explore more about how to get into the industry.

Daisie, a student at Brockington College said:

“I have learnt just how many trades are involved in completing one house. I know I want to get site experience and I can do this through an apprenticeship.”

David Wilson Homes are one of the housebuilders currently involved with the Beggars Lane development.

John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“We’re always on the look-out for the homebuilders of the future, and we wanted to give local students a glimpse of what it’s like to work on a new homes development like New Lubbesthorpe. We hope that the students at Brockington College had a good day with our team and that they all took away some useful information.”

To find out more and register interest in apprenticeships and careers at New Lubbesthorpe, contact Jo Ling on 0116 272 7583 or email jo.ling@blaby.gov.uk.

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Lubbesthorpe homes plan not ‘called in’ by Secretary of State

New LubbesthorpePermission for a major new housing development in Lubbesthorpe is set to be granted.

Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has decided not to ‘call in’ an application for some 4,250 homes, employment, schools and other uses on land to the west of the M1, Lubbesthorpe.

Plans for the Lubbesthorpe development were approved by Councillors on November 1 at Blaby District Council’s Development Control Committee.

The planning application was referred to the Secretary of State in November 2012. He was asked to decide whether he wanted to determine the application himself or whether Blaby District Council could issue the decision.

The Secretary of State has allowed the Council to grant planning permission, subject to a number of conditions and completion of a legal agreement to secure items such as new schools, road improvements and other necessary infrastructure.

The Council will be issuing a decision when it is in a position to do so.

Objectors to the development have said they are disappointed but not surprised.

Paul Fox, secretary of the protest group Leicester Forest East Residents’ Action Group, told local media:

“I’m obviously bitterly disappointed by the Government’s decision not to call the decision in because it will affect people outside the area and is going to have a major impact on the road network.

“I’m not surprised because this is the decision we all expected, but now we have very limited options for preventing it.”

The council will be officially giving the developers planning permission imminently, following which, each of the developers – Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Davidsons Developments and Hallam Land Management – will have to make individual planning applications for sections of the development.

Mr Fox said the objectors would continue to monitor what was happening on the site.

He said:

“As this is only outline planning permission, there will be more specific planning applications coming that we shall monitor closely.”

A determined Mr Fox indicated it was likely objectors would seek an order from the European Court of Human Rights to limit the number of new houses in the area due to the high levels of nitrogen dioxide along the M1 corridor saying that local councillors and the Government haven’t listened to the objections, but maybe they will listen in Europe.”

More than 1,300 people objected to the 973-acre development during two years of consultation citing  concerns over traffic congestion and the loss of green land to flooding.

On the other hand Blaby District Council is under pressure to build its target of 8,500 houses by 2029 and Lubbesthorpe will help it reach almost half that target.

For more information on the Lubbesthorpe plan visit www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe

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Second phase of Lubbesthorpe consultation extended

A second public consultation on plans for a major new housing development in Lubbesthorpe has been extended by five weeks.


The extension is to give Parish Councils more time to consider the transportation impact of the development, and the consultation will now end August 31.


The  plans for 4,250 homes, shops, schools, community facilities, public open space, two motorway bridges (across the M1 and M69) and 21 hectares of employment land have had several changes, which have been previously advertised.


This includes revised locations for the district centre, one of the local centres and one of the primary schools.  Designs for the bridges across the M1 and M69 have also been amended. New proposals for an additional 4,600 sq metre employment site are also included in the revised plans.


New and updated documents have also been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality.

The revised plans are available to view online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe and in libraries and parish council offices in the following locations:

  • Enderby
  • LeicesterForestEast
  • BraunstoneTown
  • Kirby      Muxloe

Copies are also available to view at Blaby District Council’s main offices in Narborough and Glenfield Library.

Comments can be made online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, by email to lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or in writing to the Lubbesthorpe Planning Application Team at Blaby District Council.

For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe, email lubbesthorpe@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7565.


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Public Meeting – New Lubbesthorpe

A public meeting has been called so Enderby residents can air their views regarding the New Lubbesthorpe development.

The Chairman of Enderby Parish Council, Mrs. Sylvia Conway, has called a Public Meeting to be held at the Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby (Small Hall), at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 20th June 2012, to discuss Planning Application 11/0100/1/OX submitted by Hallam Land Management, Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Davidson Developments.

The development has significant implications for the residents of Enderby and the public meeting is a chance for Enderby residents to hear information about the development, ask questions and make their opinions known to the Council.

The outline application  is for 4,250 dwellings, a mixed use district centre and two mixed use local centres featuring a supermarket, retail, commercial, employment, leisure, health, community and residential uses, non-residential institutions including a secondary school, primary schools and nurseries, an employment site of 21 hectares, open spaces, woodlands , new access points and associated facilities and infrastructure, and detailed proposals for two new road bridges over the M1 motorway and M69 motorway, and two road access points from Beggars Lane and new accesses from Meridian Way, Chapel Green/Baines Lane and Leicester Lane.

The second stage of the public consultation process began on Wednesday 23rd May and following the initial consultation new and updated documents have been submitted by the applicants providing information on traffic, transport and air quality. Consultation ends on 4th July 2012

The revised plans are available to view online at www.blaby.gov.uk/lubbesthorpe and are also available to view in Enderby library.

See Also: News item 15th June 2012:  New Lubbesthorpe consultation extended.

See Also: News item 21st June 2012: Enderby residents voice concerns over New Lubbesthorpe development proposal



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