Rural housing and care set for boost

A £500,000 investment in rural housing and a care scheme in Leicestershire are due to be approved.

A total of 24 affordable homes are planned for Sharnford, North Kilworth, Melton and Asfordby.

A 53-place extra care development in Market Harborough is to be refurbished.

Council leader Nick Rushton said: "It's a win-win for the county's economy and local residents... creating affordable housing for older people and for villagers."

The council is being urged to accept the plans at a meeting on 12 June.

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