Residential development in Shepshed, Leicestershire secures planning permission

Shepshed Residential Development

The outline scheme includes up to 50 family homes south of Ashby Road Central

UK property developer Godwin Developments has secured outline planning permission for a residential scheme comprising up to 50 new family homes on Ashby Road, in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed.

The development is located on a vacant site next to the established community of Crowson Close and is part of the emerging Charnwood Local Plan. It will create a much-needed extension to the town of Shepshed which plans to build 2,331 new homes by 2037 to satisfy growing demand.

The development is well positioned for access into the town and all major amenities including local primary and secondary schools, shops, health care, services and employment, as well as the surrounding regional and national transport networks. It lies just over half a mile from junction 23 of the M1 motorway and approximately three miles from Loughborough, the principal settlement in the Borough of Charnwood. It is also surrounded by a range of historic parks and gardens and Charnwood Lodge National Nature Reserve is within a short drive.

The approved outline plans feature an extensively landscaped area facing Ashby Road Central, giving residents access to shared green space and adding to the appeal of the town. As a part of the work to increase connections with the town of Shepshed, the proposals will improve footpaths, offering active forms of travel to new residents.

Nick Harrison, Planning Director at Godwin Developments said: “We’re pleased to have secured planning permission for our residential development in Shepshed which will play a vital role in meeting the growing demand for new homes in the area. This housing scheme will support the Council’s strategy for sustainable development, while also promoting Shepshed as a desirable place for people of all ages to live, work and play.”

The Godwin Developments team included Planning and Design Group Ltd as the planning consultants and engineering firm HSP Consulting. 

Godwin Developments has a fast-growing nationwide portfolio, including nearly 3,000 residential units nationwide. The business operates across the Build-to-Rent (BTR) sector covering both multifamily and single-family housing as well as affordable homes with a number of consented residential developments covering Nottingham, Milton Keynes and Derby, and many more in the pipeline.

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