Planning lead raises concerns over homes target

Published Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Borough Council’s Executive Member for Housing, Councillor David Bill, has raised his grave concerns over the number of new homes that must be built in the Hinckley and Bosworth area over the next 14 years.

He spoke out after recent media coverage reported that Leicester cannot meet its housing targets, so thousands more houses will be built across Leicestershire instead. Under a proposal that all Leicestershire councils are currently looking at, Hinckley and Bosworth would be required to take a substantial number of homes off the city's target, with a possible target of some 10,500 new homes needing to be built in the borough by 2036.
Councillor Bill said: 

This will come as unwelcome news to many people here in Hinckley and Bosworth.  However under the Government’s planning legislation, we have a duty to cooperate with our adjoining partners and the process of accommodating the needs of the ever-growing population has been taking place over many years in terms of having to find both housing and employments sites.