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A new website has been unveiled providing residents with more information about the 4,500 home Thorpebury development to the North-East of Leicester it can be viewed at

A housebuilding consortium comprising Davidsons Homes, William Davis Homes and David Wilson Homes is on-site delivering the first phase of 574 homes, open space and infrastructure at the site. Known as Thorpebury-in-the-Limes, this phase will provide high-quality landscaping and green spaces including sports pitches, play areas, parkland and new walking and cycling routes, with a comprehensive mix of housing becoming available for occupation later this year.

A new haul road and temporary bridge have been delivered to facilitate construction with access from Hilltop Road avoiding local villages. Transport initiatives will also be delivered in nearby Barkby and Barkby Thorpe to reduce speeds and make travel through the village safer. There will also be financial contributions made for new education provision and other transport improvements.

Will Martin, area manager at CEG, explains: “The website provides detailed information about the first phase as well as showing the indicative masterplan for the entire development. It provides details about the investment that will be made into education and healthcare provision, community facilities, transport improvements, affordable housing and public open spaces. We hope it is an informative resource for the local community and will evolve as new residents move into the development later this year.”

CEG and the consortium have worked closely with Charnwood Borough Council to deliver a strategic approach to the design of this first phase, which will provide a mix of homes ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, including affordable homes.

Adjoining the city, Thorpebury is close to existing employment, services and public transport links. Thorpebury will make a significant contribution towards meeting the Borough’s housing needs over the next 15 years.

This private sector led development is forecast to create 3,500 construction jobs and 3,200 permanent jobs within the development, benefiting the local economy.