New Lubbesthorpe – 2019 Updates …

January 2019:

The construction of the first Primary School in New Lubbesthorpe is well underway.  FPCR have undertaken the design of both the school grounds and the adjacent feature square which will form the first pedestrianised centre of the new town. FPCR have worked closely with Rodgers Leask to provide sustainable urban drainage solutions which work in harmony with the setting whilst also reflecting the ‘green nature’ of New Lubbesthorpe.

It’s safe to say we are excited for how well the building work is coming along and were looking forward to seeing the finished article with our hard and soft landscape design. Something we hope to update you on in the future.

Below is an indication of what the rain gardens alongside the new primary school will look like once it has been completed:

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Autumn 2018:

New Lubbesthorpe, site of the first Sustainable Urban Extension in Leicestershire, has won Infrastructure Project of the Year at the ProCon Leicestershire awards. It has been recognised for the infrastructure put in place since construction began, including a new bridge over the M1 and new road network and a sustainable urban drainage scheme including ponds and public open spaces.

FPCR continue to provide landscape, ecology and arboricultural services as well as previously co-ordinating the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) work. The Practice also produced the Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Framework and Management Plan and the Arboricultural Assessment, along with the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Ecological Assessment and Waste Assessment for the Environmental Statement.

Phase One of the strategic employment site is largely completed, of which FPCR were appointed by ERB Drummond Estate to prepare the Green Infrastructure Package, detailed landscape design for the Reserved Matters Application including part of the community parks network and green links together with significant structural landscape planting. Around half of the 400ha site will be dedicated as green space taking the form of extensive new parklands, encompassing the Lubbesthorpe Deserted Medieval Village (a Scheduled Monument) and Lubbesthorpe Brook, as well as new informal and formal public open space, including new sports fields

New Lubbesthorpe has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 LGC Awards for best Housing Initiative nationally, with the winner announced in March.

Councillor Sheila Scott, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing Strategy, Economic & Community Development, said: “I am proud of the hard work and commitment of our partners and officers to ensure a sustainable development for the residents of New Lubbesthorpe and the district.

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November 2017:

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October 2016:

A significant urban extension west of Leicester, within Blaby District, New Lubbesthorpe will generate 4,250 new homes together with a secondary and two primary schools, a district centre, two local centres and a gateway employment area as well as a further strategic employment site.

Around half of the 400ha site will be dedicated as green space taking the form of extensive new parklands, encompassing the Lubbesthorpe Deserted Medieval Village (a Scheduled Monument) and Lubbesthorpe Brook, as well as new informal and formal public open space, including new sports fields. New road infrastructure includes two new bridges crossing both the M1 and M69 motorways to connect the development with Leicester to the east of the M1 and to provide a link between the new housing and the strategic employment site located south of the M69.

FPCR have provided landscape, ecology and arboricultural services and co-ordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) work. The Practice also produced the Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Framework and Management Plan and the Arboricultural Assessment, along with the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Ecological Assessment and Waste Assessment for the Environmental Statement.

Following outline approval, FPCR were appointed by ERB Drummond Estate to prepare the Green Infrastructure package for the first phase of development and detailed landscape design for Reserved Matters Applications including part of the community parks network and green links together with significant structural landscape planting.