The site provides large regular building platforms that can meet a wide variety of occupier requirements and be subdivided to accommodate smaller buildings, should they be required – the large scale of the site and the opportunity for large platforms makes it highly flexible. Our development aims to be attractive and sustainable, and we have set high environmental targets of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ to ensure it sets new standards locally.
The proposed training centre aims to provide opportunities for those looking to work in the industry or those already working in the industry and upskilling. We are working with our partners to develop an education and training programme that will make Enderby Hub the regional focus for skills development in the industry.
Some 80% of the country’s population are within 4-hours drive of the site. The site is also alongside the Leicester urban area, and so provides immediate access to a population of over half a million people.
The site is adjacent to the Enderby Park and Ride and local bus routes run alongside and close to the site, so its easily accessible by bus. The Enderby cycle route also runs alongside the site, and new footways would ensure the site can be accessed on foot.
Logistics companies at the site would generally work to off-peak shift patterns, so additional traffic on the local network would generally be at off-peak times and therefore not make local road conditions any worse – and these aspects can be controlled through the planning approval.
Alongside this proposal, we are also bringing forward the Enderby Relief Road (ERR) which is proposed to run from Mill Hill north of Enderby, through the Strategic Employment Site at New Lubbesthorpe, through to Leicester Lane. The ERR would provide a major diversion of traffic around Enderby village. The access to Leicester Lane and improvements at the Leicester Lane / B4114 junction have already been completed.
The development is close to all the facilities at Fosse Park Shopping Centre and the local amenities at Grove Park, with Enderby village centre with its shops and other facilities close by, and in addition the Training Centre on the site can also provide local amenities for those working and visiting the site.