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This project is a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver an inspirational place to live, work and enjoy. Ultimately, CEG wants to deliver a place you are proud of and this is your chance to be involved in making this the best possible place in Leicestershire.

Our key focus is on character, integrating with existing country parks, protecting existing settlements with extensive green space, allotments and agricultural space.

Vibrant village squares provide a community 'heart,' connecting tree-lined streets with woodland walks, parks, sport and leisure opportunities, schools, health facilities and services which you, as well as new residents, can embrace and enjoy.

Charnwood needs to deliver almost 13,000 new homes by 2028, including 6,000 on the edge of Leicester.This is a crucial element of the Borough's plans.

The idea of delivering garden villages to meet the needs of our existing cities and provide much-needed family housing, is far more sustainable than creating new settlements far away from existing employment and facilities.

Liaison Group Minutes

View minutes from the Sustainable Urban Extension Liaison Group meetings:

Hamilton Park Proposals

To find out more about the proposals for the Southern Access Road and Hamilton Park, please review the Non Technical Summary Southern Access Road Mitigation document using this link:

Updated Planning Application Documents

A number of the planning application documents have been updated. Primarily this reflects the launch of the County’s new transport model (LLITM version 5) The updated documents can be accessed on the links below.

Transport Assessment Appendix O Documents

All of the original planning application documents can also be accessed below.


The planning applications have now been submitted for the development.
The planning summary can be downloaded here
All of the planning documents can be accessed via the planning portal link

Key Planning Application Documents

Thurmaston Artists Impression

Draft East Midlands Regional Plan identifies an SUE to the north of Leicester in Charnwood (4,875 homes) to meet level of growth
Draft EMRP indicates the best opportunity to meet growth is to the east of Thurmaston

Autumn 2008
Charnwood consults on its Core Strategy showing site options for housing

Spring 2009
EMRP adopted, establishing a housing target for Charnwood of 15,800 new homes between 2006 and 2026

Spring 2012
Working groups set up with Charnwood, Leicester City, Leicestershire County Council to discuss issues
Summer 2012
Charnwood carries out further consultation on its Core Strategy including the preferred locations for homes and jobs
Autumn 2012
Charnwood's Cabinet approves Core Strategy which identifies this site for a sustainable urban extension

Spring 2009
Charnwood, Leicester City, Leicestershire Council and local Parish and Town Councillors invited to preview of CEG exhibition regarding emerging proposals

Presentations to Queninborough Parish Council, Thurmaston Parish Council

CEG public exhibitions regarding emerging sustainable urban extension

Autumn 2012
Meetings with BABTAG

Spring 2013
Meetings with BABTAG
Public exhibition regarding proposals

Spring 2013
Presentations to Thurmaston Parish Council & Leicester City Council

Public exhibition regarding proposals

Further consultation regarding emerging plans