Over 120 jobs are to be created in Lutterworth, thanks to the approval of plans for two new takeaway restaurants in the area.
Plans for a McDonalds and a Costa Coffee were been given the green light by Harborough District Council’s planning committee during a meeting on February 28.
The developments, which will be located just off the A4303 roundabout for Coventry Road, at a site called ‘Leaders Farm’, will create more than 120 jobs, helping to boost the local economy.
The site will also feature more than 50 car parking spaces and include electric vehicle charging points, according to the authority.
“We are delighted to have secured planning approval and look forward to getting work underway as soon as possible,” said Councillor Lee Breckon, cabinet member for finance at Leicestershire County Council.
“This is an exciting project, which we hope is just the start of the employment opportunities at Leaders Farm and gives us the chance to best use our land to benefit residents. The site is ideally located and convenient for sustainable employment and supports Leicestershire’s thriving economy.
“Approval for these units and the investment we’ll be making in the site will also bring a long-term income for the county council to use for frontline services.”
As part of the county council’s ambitions to utilise the land for employment and economic growth, it is expected that the two new tenants will help to ensure the remaining part of the site can be used for other employment space in the future.
Work to build the units on the land will also include improvements at the A4303 roundabout, including pedestrian crossings and new planting.
The investment into the Leaders Farm site is expected to bring at least 120 jobs to Lutterworth once both takeaway restaurants have been opened.
With the installation of LED lighting and each restaurant working to operate in the most energy-efficient ways possible including the use of wind and solar power, sustainability will be at the heart of the development.