The Broadnook Garden Village development, (also called the North of Birstall Direction of Growth), is a new development of 1,950 new houses, 15 hectares of land for employment use, a new local centre with a supermarket and community facilities, a new primary school, erection of an assisted living retirement village of up to 175 units and 70 bed care home, sports facilities, open spaces, play areas, allotments and sites for travellers and travelling show people.

A new access would be provided onto the A6 dual carriageway and would involve the construction of a new roundabout on the A6 and a second smaller roundabout within the site served off this.  A new road from the internal roundabout would then link with Rothley village to the north with upgrades to the central crossroads in the village and the closure of the northbound slip road off the A6 to the village. 

Further upgrades would be made to the A6/A46 roundabout and slip roads and the Red Hill roundabout in Leicester city.

The northern section of the site would have a wide expanse of natural open space, park land, allotments, and sports provision. A network of cycle routes and footpaths through the development will provide links to surrounding areas such and allow car free movement through the development and recreational use.

Contacts has been made available by the developers and provides further information on the development and contact details for the developers.

Planning officers for Charnwood planning matters can be contacted at

Last updated: Wed 1st November, 2023 @ 08:47