900 homes built in district
MORE than 900 homes were built in a the district over 2019/20, a monitoring report has found.
Of these more than 200 were shared-ownership or affordable – housing which can be rented or bought at a lower rate than on the open market, Harborough district councillors were told.
The annual monitoring report said the council has exceeded the government-required five-year housing supply, while nearly 60 hectares of additional employment land was also developed.
Council leader Phil King said: “The adoption of the local plan in 2019 was a significant and welcome milestone.
“It continues to provide a robust framework giving us more control over development in the district, and helping deliver the jobs, infrastructure and homes – many of them affordable – needed for a growing population.
“We understand development isn’t always popular, but growth is important for our economy and to meet the needs of our residents.
“As the population expands, people need places to live, work, and for recreation.”