New Lubbesthorpe’s Enterprise Car Club driving the future of sustainable travel  


New Lubbesthorpe’s Enterprise Car Club driving the future of sustainable travel   

Leicestershire’s first commercial Car Club has opened within the pioneering new community development at New Lubbesthorpe.  First given planning permission in 2014, New Lubbesthorpe has become a thriving community with sustainability driving every aspect of development. 

Residents already have access to e-bike hire, a demand responsive bus service and walking and cycle routes offering easy, convenient and safe transport options. The launch of the car club provides back up for occasions when a car might be needed. 

The Drummond Estate, in partnership with Enterprise, has leased two self-charging hybrid vehicles which will be located next to the Lubbesthorpe Primary School. Residents will be able to book to use the vehicles via the Car Club app.

Specialist land development and property consultancy Mather Jamie has managed the Drummond Estate for over 35 years and on their behalf, has led the New Lubbesthorpe development project from its inception, managing and appointing the expertise required to deliver the necessary on-site infrastructure.

Commenting Mather Jamie Director, Martin Ward said, “New Lubbesthorpe is a pioneering new community, and by implementing a wide range of sustainable travel initiatives we are ensuring green travel options become the attractive and preferred choice for our residents. The car club enables people to live on site and not need the expense and hassle of owning their own or a second car.” 

Specialist sustainable transport consultancy, Go Travel Solutions, supports The Drummond Estate with implementing sustainable travel options for the residents of the New Lubbesthorpe community.  

Robin Pointon, Managing Director and Founder at Go Travel Solutions, added “We all need to reduce our carbon emissions. Having a Car Club as part of a package of travel initiatives for New Lubbesthorpe residents helps to achieve this, through using low emission vehicles and discouraging unnecessary journeys by car.” 

The Enterprise Car Club will support the community by saving people money and encouraging low-carbon travel. Residents can become a member of LocalGo at no cost and can redeem a very generous £150 credit and one-year free membership to use with the car club.