A masterplan to detail how a key area of Harborough district should be developed is set to be discussed by councillors.
The illustrated document sets out a vision for land to the north west of Harborough which was identified as a key area for development over the next 15 years in the Core Strategy, as adopted by the Council in November 2011.
Public feedback, through a series of consultation events, has helped shape the masterplan, which overall has sought to limit the number of properties to a maximum of 1,500 homes and a low density of 25 properties per hectare.
Cllr Phil King, portfolio holder for planning, said: “This has undoubtedly been a testing issue for many neighbouring communities and it is difficult to please everyone on all issues regarding this site, but we have listened to local people during the process and I now feel we are in a better position than we were a few months ago.”
The North West Market Harborough Strategic Development Area ‘masterplan’, as it is known, aims to develop the site as a whole rather than via piecemeal applications.
It also focuses on securing the provision of community infrastructure – for example a link road, primary school, multi-purpose community building, park and play areas and sports pitches.
Harborough District Council’s Executive will decide at its meeting at The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, on Monday, September 16, at 5pm, whether to approve the masterplan.
The public can make representations at the Executive meeting but must register they are doing so with the district council by midday on Friday, September 13.
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Full Council is due to discuss the masterplan at its meeting on October 7.
View the masterplan on the council website at www.harborough.gov.uk/sdamasterplan