'This eyesore must be redeveloped': MP calls for action on former industrial site in Harborough

Plans have been put forward over the years to build flats and houses on the spot but work is no further forward

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:20 pm
Harborough MP Neil O’Brien is calling for this “eyesore” former industrial site in Market Harborough to be redeveloped urgently.

Harborough MP Neil O’Brien is calling for an “eyesore” former industrial site in Market Harborough to be redeveloped urgently.

The Conservative MP is stepping up efforts to knock down what was part of the old Harboro Rubber plant on the corner of St Mary’s Road and Kettering Road.

Plans have been put forward over the years to build flats and houses on the spot but work is no further forward.

Harborough MP Neil O’Brien is calling for this “eyesore” former industrial site in Market Harborough to be redeveloped urgently.

An old flour mill also makes up part of the site on the edge of the town centre just yards from the River Welland.

Neil said he has been demanding that brownfield sites in Harborough be reworked for years.

“But for a number of reasons this particular site in Market Harborough has not been taken forward.

“It is a real eyesore at the entrance to the town,” insisted the MP, who has a special interest in building and redevelopment.

Neil said that Harborough council and government department Homes England, which bankrolls affordable housing schemes, have now met as they try to finally get the ball rolling.

“Hopefully we can all work together side by side to bring this long-running saga to a conclusion at last,” he said.