Existing industry, business and the Marriott Hotel at Grove Park is to the north and the Enderby Park and Ride site is to the immediate north east. M1 Junction 21 is only 1.5km to the north. The site is greenfield and the line of the Fosse Way Roman road runs through the site and would be retained. There are some strong boundary trees, including a small spinney woodland alongside the M1 motorway, which will also be retained but the site otherwise has few protected landscape or ecological features. No historic buildings are affected although we know from our investigations that the site has some interesting archaeology and we are already researching and undertaking investigations to ensure all the archaeology is fully recorded before development.
The Drummond Estate are a local family trust and are also the promoters of the New Lubbesthorpe new community to the north west of the site, which includes some 4,250 new homes, schools, shops and parks, and the Strategic Employment Site to the south of the M69, now under construction, which itself will provide some 1m sq. ft of new employment space. Landchain Limited are the other landowning partner.