08:00 Monday 23 December 2013

Homes plan a step closer

Written byRICH GUTTRIDGE

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A PLAN to build 70 homes in Ashby has been recommeded for approval despite opposiiton from the town council.

The plan is set to see the houses built on land off Packington Road.

Ashby Town Council believes the surrounding area would not be able to cope with an increase in traffic that the development would bring.

But a North West Leicestershire District Council report, released ahead of a planning meeting on January 7 when a formal decision on the plan is set to be made, said: “Whilst the site is a greenfield site outside limits to development, having regard to the site’s general suitability fir housing - including its proximity to the built up area of Ashby - and the need to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing, release of the site for resedential development would be appropriate in principal.”

A plan to build 605 houses in Money Hill, Ashby, was rejected last month having originally being recommended for approval.

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