A new retail centre will be constructed at the heart of a new 4,000-home development in Leicestershire, after plans were backed by Blaby District Council.
The “local centre” will be part of the district’s New Lubbesthorpe development and will feature a Sainsbury’s Local store, three additional retail units and a cafe/bistro on the ground floor.
The first floor will be occupied by Forest House Medical Centre.
The scheme also includes a 66-bed care home.
The local centre and care home – designed by Franklin Ellis Architects – will complete the Tay Road feature square which also includes New Lubbesthorpe Primary School. Construction is expected to start later this year.
Councillor Ben Taylor, Blaby District Council Portfolio Holder for Planning Delivery and Enforcement and Corporate Transformation, said: “This new local centre will be a most welcome addition to the first-class facilities we already have at New Lubbesthorpe. It is exciting to see the continued development of this vibrant community.”
Charterpoint Managing Director Giles Nursey said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for this scheme which will deliver New Lubbesthorpe’s first local centre and a state-of-the-art care home for the community.
“New Lubbesthorpe is an exciting, vibrant community set in a great countryside location just 20 minutes from Leicester city centre and ten minutes from Fosse Park. Our scheme, in conjunction with the Drummond Trust, will bring much-needed new local facilities to the development.”
New Lubbesthorpe will eventually feature more than 4,000 new homes and is being developed in phases over two decades.