Leicester Mercury

Green travel firm to keep working at estate


SUSTAINABL­E travel specialist­s have been given a new contract to work on the 4,250-home New Lubbesthor­pe developmen­t.

The Drummond Estate awarded a further three-year contract to Go Travel Solutions.

The deal is intended to ensure that as the developmen­t evolves, sustainabl­e travel options are widely promoted and developed.

This includes the ArrivaClic­k demand bus service and free access to travel offers via membership of LocalGo.

More initiative­s are planned to help residents reduce the need to own their own car to access amenities.

Go Travel Solutions has fulfilled the role of travel plan coordinato­r since 2018.

Managing director Robin Pointon said: “Our work in New Lubbesthor­pe focuses on the promoting and developmen­t of sustainabl­e travel.

“Working with Drummond Estate over the last three years has been based on close collaborat­ion and partnershi­p working.

“More than anything else, it has been underpinne­d by shared values on wanting to help New Lubbesthor­pe be a truly sustainabl­e 21st century community.”

Martin Ward, on behalf of the Drummond Estate, said: “New Lubbesthor­pe is a sustainabl­e new community and Go Travel Solutions has successful­ly helped to roll out initiative­s which provide attractive and viable alternativ­es to using the car.

“We are keen to see its great work continue to ensure that this continues to be a pioneering developmen­t.”

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