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Vistry gets green light to build 165 new homes in Glen Parva with £834,000 investment in local services

Vistry, the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer, in a joint venture with Sanctuary, known as Glen Parva JV LLP, has secured planning consent to build 165 much-needed new homes on a 12.5-hectare brownfield site in Glen Parva, Leicestershire.

The green light has been given for the development, which lies to the southwest of Cork Lane, of 97 open-market homes and 68 affordable properties being built in partnership with emh Group, one of the largest providers of affordable homes and care and support services in the East Midlands.

The development will see a former landfill site transformed into a community of modern homes. Approval has been granted following satisfaction of a number of mitigation requirements and the commitment to use proven construction techniques to provide sound solutions considering the site’s former use.

Steve Wilson, Chartered Civil Engineer and Technical Director at The Environmental Protection Group Limited, said: "Developing a former landfill site such as this requires care and attention. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of similar sites where houses have been built over ground previously used for landfill and there are well-established, routine procedures for dealing with this issue. By adhering to these we are able to unlock this brownfield site to help contribute to meeting the local area’s housing need."

As well as much-needed new housing, the development will trigger a £834,196 investment in services for the local community with money going towards education, healthcare, policing, public transport, developing public open spaces, and libraries.

Andy Reynolds, Managing Director, of Vistry South East Midlands, said: “We are excited to have secured planning permission for our development at Glen Parva. There is a significant need for new, high-quality housing in this part of Leicestershire and this is a major step forward in meeting that demand.

“Through this 165-home development, Vistry will not only be investing over £830,000 in the local community and providing 68 affordable properties, but it will also give many people a first step onto the housing ladder and the opportunity to live in a sustainable community which will play a part in the thriving future of the area.”

Infrastructure works will start shortly on the site and construction work on the new homes is expected to begin in the coming months.