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Ashton Green village centre perspective


Sustainable homes for people... creating a great place to live


Ashton Green is seen as the most innovative and sustainable new development in Leicester in more than 30 years and will enable substantial progress towards delivering the 20,000 new homes needed in the City over the next 20 years.


Ashton Green will make a significant contribution towards delivering quality new homes in Leicester and raising its profile as the place to do business in the East Midlands. The site has the potential to deliver the highest quality of built environment whilst protecting and enhancing the natural surroundings in this part of the city. In addition to much needed new homes, this major development will bring employment land opportunities with new jobs, economic, regeneration and social benefits for the wider community.


Leicester City Council will retain influence and direction over the future development as land owner and local planning authority to ensure the long term delivery of the Ashton Green vision of a sustainable new community. With an outline planning permission, infrastructure delivery plan and phasing strategy already in place, the Council is now bringing the site forward for development.


Ashton Green offers a fantastic development opportunity for developers and investors to participate in the delivery of a comprehensively planned high quality sustainable urban extension to Leicester. 130 hectares of greenfield site for up 3,000 new homes, with 10 ha of employment land, a commercial village centre and 50 ha of green space. Opportunities for investment in education, health and community facilities.


Expressions of interest are being invited from developers with the commitment to bring forward a first parcel of high quality new homes from early 2015 and further commercial development opportunities will follow later.


Latest News (July 2014) - Marketing underway for Glebelands Wood, the first housing development parcel


Parcel 1, Glebelands Wood is now available and the Council is seeking expressions of interest from developers for this first 2.52 ha residential development opportunity.


For further information please contact;



Ashton Green/SUE Development Manager

0116 454 2975