Councillors have unanimously voted in favour of plans to build 28 new homes in Lubenham.

The houses are to be sited on the west of Lubenham, close to the former railway bridge, fronting Main Street. It will be bordered by Westgate Lane and existing houses to the east and open fields to the west.

New Lubenham houses


The new plot will be a mixture of properties including several affordable housing units, designed to help to attract new families to the area. It is likely that the development will be a positive contribution to the village, including a boost to the numbers of children attending Lubenham primary school.

William Naylor, director at Naylors Estate Agents, commented “This is a great example of builders and the council working with the community to make sure that the right type of new housing developments goes ahead without disturbing local residents. We are very happy to have been involved in working with the landowner to help make it possible. ”

Housing targets

After declaring a shortage of housing in the Harborough area, the Government has set a target for 475 new houses to be built in the area every year. The local council is on course to achieve target, with over 300 properties built since April. A number of large plans have been approved in Harborough itself, but some other plans including a recent scheme in Great Bowden have met with opposition from locals.

“When new housing plans are announced, land owners are often nervous that residents will disprove. It is, therefore, important to find an appropriate solution that suits all parties where possible.  Making sure that residents are properly consulted from the start will often head off trouble. I’m particularly pleased that not only did nobody object to this development but also that the council planning team pass it unanimously. These plans will only bring benefits to Lubenham.” William added.

If you are a land owner in Harborough and would like advice on how you can create a suitable development on it, contact Naylors Estate Agents on 01858 450020 for an informal discussion.