Pro­por­tion­ate hous­ing op­tion

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.

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