108 homes approved for Sileby

Permission has been granted by Charnwood Borough Council for a development of 108 homes off Cemetery Road, Sileby.

Persimmon Homes North Midlands applied for full planning permission for 108 units with associated public open space (POS), access from Cemetery Road and the associated
development including site clearance, remediation and works including the creating
of landscaped areas, highway and access roads, drive and gardens.

The former County Council waste site is approximately 4.8ha in size, and plans detail the erection of a mix of 2 and 2.5 storey houses and flats containing a mixture of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms. The homes are to be build with traditional brick and tile to keep with the character of the area.

The development has not been without objection however. Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) objected the homes on grounds of traffic becoming unsuitable, a lack of bungalows in the proposal, a lack of green space in the design

19 other letters of complaint were submitted against the development.

A statement read: “The proposals are in keeping with the character of the area and would enhance areas through the provision of landscaping and open space.”