New Lubbesthorpe scoops overall winner at RTPI East Midlands Planning Awards
The wins – Overall Winner and Best Housing Delivery – celebrate a successful ongoing collaboration between the District Council and private landowners the Drummond Estate, represented by development agents Mather Jamie. The awards were held at The Roundhouse in Derby on Thursday 26th September and were attended by several members of Blaby District Council, including Strategic Director John Richardson.
New Lubbesthorpe also won Infrastructure Project of the Year at the 2018 Procon Awards, as well as the Housing Initiative Award at the LGC Awards in March 2019. The development was additionally shortlisted for Large Residential Development of the Year at the Midlands Residential Property Awards 2019.
Mather Jamie Director Martin Ward, who represents the Drummond Estate, said: “New Lubbesthorpe is one of the few approved urban extensions in the East Midlands to begin delivering a substantial amount of much-needed new housing.
“Blaby District Council’s well-deserved success at this year’s RTPI East Midlands Planning Awards reflects the remarkably productive relationship between several public and private stakeholders, principally Blaby District Council, Leicestershire County Council and my client, the Drummond Estate.”
The concept of New Lubbesthorpe was initiated by the Drummond Trustees, who worked with Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council to create plans for the community which were approved in 2014. Mather Jamie has been working with local authorities and developers on behalf of the Drummond Estate for over 10 years to help bring the sustainable urban development, which once complete will feature 4,250 new homes, from dream to reality.
New Lubbesthorpe is providing a broad range of homes of various types, sizes and tenures, from starter homes for people stepping onto the housing ladder to family-sized properties and smaller residences for those looking to downsize or retire. The community is 20 minutes from Leicester city centre, and will deliver 325 acres of woodland and green spaces.
Situated between Leicester Forest East and Enderby, New Lubbesthorpe is within easy reach of supermarkets, leisure centres and local shops, as well as Meridian Leisure Park and Fosse Retail Park. Thousands of new jobs are also being created, with a new business area at Leicester Commercial Park and a business village near the M1 Bridge Gateway in the pipeline. New Lubbesthorpe Primary School opened earlier this month and two further schools, a primary and a secondary, are also being built in the development.
New homes are currently available at New Lubbesthorpe from Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Davidsons Homes, with 163 new Redrow homes becoming available from spring 2020. For more information about the development, please visit www.newlubbesthorpe.co.uk.
Established in 1991 and based in the East Midlands, Mather Jamie Chartered Surveyors is an independent mixed commercial and agricultural practice with a long established and unrivalled reputation for delivering reliable advice and expertise on residential and commercial developments.