New Lubbesthorpe sustainable travel solutions featured on Radio 4
If you were listening to BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 27 April 2023, you will have heard interviews with residents of a new housing development, on the outskirts of Leicester called New Lubbesthorpe. They were talking about the range of on-demand and responsive sustainable transport solutions that our client the Drummond Trust has pioneered as part of its vision for the development when the family sold some of the land it had owned for several generations.
All too often building new homes creates more traffic as people move in before the infrastructure catches up – and this was something that the Drummond family was determined to avoid in their quest to leave a strong legacy for future generations alongside their commitment to create a sustainable community.
We are very proud of the advisory work we have undertaken as the project at New Lubbesthorpe has progressed as it demonstrates how, over the years, we have been able to project manage the progress of planning, design, and build in line with the desires of the Drummond Estate to create a fully connected community.
The provision of sustainable travel solutions is just one of a range of infrastructure projects that we have overseen in order to ensure the community is provided with the amenities it needs to become a close knit with easily links to Leicester City Centre. As you will hear within the interview, by consulting with Go Travel Solutions a range of cheaper bus travel options have been provided that have also flexed in line with needs of the growing community.
In addition to a reliable bus service, other provisions not featured in the interview have included an Enterprise Car Share Scheme and a cycle to work schemes. These follow on from earlier award-winning infrastructure provisions such a new road and bridge over the M1 which was built very early on in the construction phase of the development to ensure connectivity was assured.
Now in its 6th year of development, New Lubbesthorpe will ultimately comprise 4,250 houses, an employment park capable of creating 1,000 jobs, three schools, district and local centres, health facilities and 325 acres of new parklands for all to enjoy. Recently the Rt Hon Michael Gove visited the award-winning development as a prime example of a how a sustainable urban expansion can be successfully delivered.
Commenting, Amy Biddell, Director from Mather Jamie added, ”We have managed the Drummond Estate for over 35 years and have led this development project from its inception, managing and appointing the expertise required to deliver the necessary on-site infrastructure as well as negotiating the sale of land parcels to preferred developers. It is very satisfying to see the aims of our client being delivered and this best practice recognised for leading the way in how land can be successfully sold and developed sustainability.”
You can listen to the full ten-minute interview via this link – fast forward to 31 minutes.