Proportionate housing option
ALLOCATING new homes according to what proportion the existing population makes up of the borough is one of the options being considered for future growth.
The suggestion is among a number of ideas contained in the draft Local Plan about how to ensure residential development is spread fairly and effectively.
The plan is due to go out to public consultation soon when residents across Hinckley and Bosworth will get the chance to make comments and air their views.
The plan, once approved, will guide land use in the borough up to 2036.
A spokesman said: “Under this option new residential development would be broadly distributed amongst the key rural centres on a pro-rata basis in additional to other sustainable locations eg urban areas.
“For example, if a village’s population is the equivalent to 5 per cent of the borough’s total population, the village would receive 5 per cent of the total new development. All the key rural centres are likely to receive some development in an equitable manner.”
Key rural centres are Markfield, Groby, Ratby, Barlestone, Desford, Newbold Verdon, Bagworth and Thornton, Market Bosworth and Stoke Golding.