New Lubbesthorpe hits major milestones

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Blaby District’s community at New Lubbesthorpe is celebrating a whole series of major milestones.

Construction is starting on the first local centre with work already underway on the 66-bedroom care home which will feature in the mixed-use scheme.

Progress on the centre’s two-storey building, which will house a Sainsbury’s Local store, three additional retail units, a café and bistro and GP surgery, is expected to begin within weeks.

Both are scheduled to be finished by next spring, completing the Tay Road feature square which includes New Lubbesthorpe Primary School.

Developers have also reported a major residency achievement – as at the end of December some 1,022 homes were occupied. And one of the partners, Davidsons Homes, has begun work on the next 163 properties as part of Phase 2 of the scheme.

Another developer, David Wilson Homes, recently received planning permission to install solar panels on its houses – the first advance of its kind at New Lubbesthorpe.

Other sustainable features making a difference to the community are dedicated bus services – NovusDirect, running into Leicester city and NovusFosse which journeys to Fosse Park.

The popularity of NovusDirect has seen the number of buses on the route increase from two to

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