Building of new 'affordable’ homes has been approved in a fast-growing part of Harborough

Local householders raised concerned that the project will trigger flooding and drainage problems and destroy their privacy

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 11:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 11:38 am
Some 27 new properties are to go up after being approved by Harborough council’s planning committee at a virtual meeting last night (Tuesday).

More than two dozen ‘affordable’ homes are to be built in a fast-growing part of Market Harborough.

Some 27 new properties are to go up after being approved by Harborough council’s planning committee at a virtual meeting last night (Tuesday).

The scheme is to go ahead on land at the back of Tymecrosse Gardens, off Alvington Way, to the north of Market Harborough.

The blueprint was rubberstamped amid fears from residents worried about the serious impact of the new mini-estate on three acres of fields and nearby countryside.

Local householders are concerned that the project will trigger flooding and drainage problems and destroy their privacy.

The new one to four bedroom houses and bungalows will be available for rent and shared ownership.

The scheme is to be carried out by developers Venture Properties Group working alongside housing association EMH.