Aerial photos show how a huge new housing estate is beginning to take shape on the south-eastern edge of Harborough

Some 600 houses are to be built on the 88-acre Davidsons Homes scheme on Kettering Road at Clack Hill off the busy A6

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:50 pm
Work has started on the Davidsons Homes site located to the south east of Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

This huge new housing estate is beginning to take shape on the south-eastern edge of Market Harborough.

Some 600 houses are to be built on the 88-acre Davidsons Homes scheme on Kettering Road at Clack Hill off the busy A6.

The massive blueprint, a hive of building activity, will bring over 1,000 more people into Market Harborough as the popular but under-pressure town continues to grow.

Work has started on the Davidsons Homes site located to the south east of Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

A Davidsons Homes spokeswoman said: “We’re pleased to say that our development for 600 homes, a primary school and local centre on the site off Kettering Road is progressing well.

“So far, we have undertaken 12 months of archaeological works followed by initial earthworks and infrastructure works which are ongoing.”

She added: “We will be moving to the next phase with the new roundabout at the site entrance and improvements to the junction on the A6 programmed to start in May and scheduled to last for about 28 weeks.

“We will then be seeking to take forward the first phase of residential development which adjoins Coleridge Way.”