Developer Charterpoint, in a joint venture with landowner, The Drummond Trust, has received planning permission to build a new local centre and a 66-bed care home at New Lubbesthorpe, a pioneering new community in Blaby, Leicestershire.

The mixed-use development features a two-storey local centre which will house a Sainsbury’s Local store and four additional units for retail, including a café/bistro on the ground floor. The first floor will be occupied by Forest House Medical Centre.

The scheme also includes a 66-bedroom luxury care home to be built over two and three storeys, which will be delivered by senior living specialist Charterpoint.

Now Blaby District Council has approved the detailed designs for the scheme – giving the green light for the development of both the care home and New Lubbesthorpe Local Centre, which is the first retail scheme for the new community.

The local centre and care home – designed by Franklin Ellis Architects – will complete the development of the Tay Road feature square that also includes New Lubbesthorpe Primary School.

Charterpoint MD Giles Nursey said: “We are delighted to have received planning permission for this scheme which will deliver New Lubbesthorpe’s first local centre and a state-of-the-art care home for the community.

“New Lubbesthorpe is an exciting, vibrant community set in a great countryside location just 20 minutes from Leicester city centre and ten minutes from Fosse Park Retail Centre. Our scheme, in conjunction with the Drummond Trust, will bring much-needed new local facilities to the development.”

New Lubbesthorpe will eventually feature more than 4,000 new homes.

Martin Ward, development agent for the Drummond Trust, said: “The Drummond Trust welcomes the granting of planning permission, the culmination of many years work by the Trust and our development partners Charterpoint, which will enable delivery of much-needed facilities for this growing and vibrant community.”

New Lubbesthorpe is a pioneering new community set in 325 acres of new parklands and wetlands, south of Leicester Forest East. Around 927 of the 4,250 homes have so far been built and occupied.

It is expected that work will begin on site later this year for the new local centre and the care home now that full planning permission has been granted.

Charterpoint, which is based at Edwalton near Nottingham, specialises in developing mixed-use and sustainable housing schemes, first-class senior living accommodation, and primary care premises.

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