Loughborough Echo

Developer bids to build 175 homes on farmland

- News Reporter By SHANNEN HEADLEY

A developer has applied for permission to build 175 homes on farmland on the outskirts of a Leicesters­hire village.

Barwood Securities has filed a planning applicatio­n to Charnwood Borough Council for the developmen­t at Peashill Farm, Sileby.

The site is located to the west of Ratcliffe Road and to the south east of Sileby village, next to land on which Davidsons Homes is already building its 170-home Ratcliffe Gardens developmen­t. In a statement, Barwood Securities said its developmen­t, known as phase 2, would provide “high quality” homes which would “integrate sensitivel­y” with Davidsons’ Homes developmen­t, known as phase 1.

The land identified for phase 2 comprises 7.97 hectares of agricultur­al land, located to the west of Ratcliffe Road and south-east of phase 1.

The developmen­t would be accessed off Ratcliffe Road via a link road.

Barwood said its designs were “ecological­ly driven” and that the developmen­t would include open water, meadows and wildflower areas to attract birds, bees and other species.

The applicatio­n will be considered by the borough council’s planners before a decision is reached.

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