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Developer to build 47 more homes in Harborough

From left, Miller Homes' associate director Paul Walters with production director Malcolm Ceney

From left, Miller Homes' associate director Paul Walters with production director Malcolm Ceney

 

A housing developer has announced plans to build nearly 50 new homes in Market Harborough.

Miller Homes Midlands said that is has eyes on a site in Lathkill Street and will be submitting a planning application soon.

The firm wants to build more than 450 homes across nine sites in the region over the next 12 months.

The company says that the 3.2-acre site in Lathkill Street could accommodate 47 three and four-bedroom homes.

Lathkill Street has already seen scores of new homes on the former Tungstone Batteries site over the past 10 years.

Paul Walters, associate director at Miller Homes Midlands, said the announcement is testament to the buoyancy of the property market.

He added: “There is no doubt that we find ourselves in a stronger position than we did 12 months ago.

“The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme has been pivotal and has really given people the confidence to move. It has been the boost that the property market needed.

“The sales rate shows that we made the right acquisitions and that the old adage of location, location, location is still of utmost importance. “

But some Harborough residents raised concerns this week over yet another housing development and questioned whether the town’s infrastructure can cope.

MalcolmWoodway said on Twitter: “Can we really cope with about 50 new homes and their cars?

“Also, yet again, we see no smaller, affordable homes factored into the plans.”

 

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