Work is starting on a new housing development in a Leicestershire village, after William Davis Homes agreed to purchase the site from a local family.
Outline planning permission had already been granted for the scheme in Burton on the Wolds near Loughborough. Detailed plans for the 12.3 acre site have now been approved by Charnwood Borough Council, allowing work to commence on the site.
The development will have 70 homes, with 40% affordable housing. There will be a wide range of one- to five-bedroom properties, including houses, maisonettes and bungalows.
Through a Section 106 agreement, the development will also contribute over half a million pounds towards local infrastructure.
David Dodge, Development Director for William Davis Homes, said: “Our team has worked extremely hard to very tight deadlines to negotiate both the land purchase and planning consent on this scheme.
“I am delighted that we have agreed the deal with Mather Jamie and to start work on this exclusive development in a sought-after location. I look forward to seeing the show homes open early next year.
“We have been proud to be part of Charnwood’s development landscape since 1935 and this is another example of our commitment to provide award winning high-quality local housing, and to support the local economy through our apprenticeship scheme, our direct employment of local tradesman and our commitment to a local supply chain.”