Leicester

Plans for 2,500 new homes in Barwell unveiled

Aerial view of the new homes site boundary west of Barwell
Image caption The plans are being exhibited in Barwell in January

Proposals for 2,500 new homes in a Leicestershire village have been unveiled.

A consortium of developers wants to build on land west of Barwell, which Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council has allocated for new homes.

The plans are being exhibited before the developers submit an outline planning application to the council.

John Brooks, speaking on behalf of the consortium, said it would listen to feedback from the local community.

Mr Brooks said: "Our scheme will deliver new and improved facilities for the people of Barwell.

"It will provide a significant financial contribution to the local economy and deliver major benefits, both for existing and future residents," he said.

A public exhibition will be held at The George Ward Centre on Church Lane in Barwell on 13 and 14 January.

The council allocated the land for development as part of its housing strategy in 2009.

The proposals are being put forward by developers Ainscough Strategic Land and Barwood Development Securities and house builders Taylor Wimpey.