Introduction

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.

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:

Thurmaston Artists Impression

2006
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
Today
Public exhibition regarding proposals

Spring 2013
Presentations to Thurmaston Parish Council & Leicester City Council

Today
Public exhibition regarding proposals

Future
Further consultation regarding emerging plans

Timeline