Go-ahead recommended for 128 home development in Market Harborough

Credit: Shutterstock.com/ RossHelen

Plans from David Wilson Homes East Midlands for 128 homes on land at Burnmill Farm, Kingston Way, Market Harborough, have been recommended for approval by Harborough Borough Council

The 6.75 hectare site is currently arable agricultural land, and is made up of three individual fields.

96 of the houses would be market dwellings and 32 would be affordable dwellings. The 128 homes would consist of 25 two bed houses, 44 three bed houses 36 four bed houses, 15 five bed houses and 8 one bed houses.

The application previously sought permission for 142 dwellings on the site, but after consultee responses this was amended to provide for additional public open space for ecological reasons.

A council document released ahead of the final decision on the plans reads: “The public benefits of the development are of a large scale due to the scale of the proposal.

“The public benefits include social benefits of market and affordable housing, including an affordable housing schedule designed to meet local need and respond to the neighbouring site, economic investment in the local area and a net gain in biodiversity on site through additional planting and an attenuation basin together with significant mitigation works for Great Crested Newts.

“Whilst a level of impact to residential amenity arising from additional traffic is noted,
the additional traffic impact to Kingston Way does not significantly and demonstrably
outweigh the proposal benefits including the delivery of housing and affordable