New Lubbesthorpe is the initiative of the 'Drummond Estate', and particularly of Fred Drummond. The Drummond family, who still live locally, have owned and farmed this land for over 150 years.
Plans were first made in 2008 to create New Lubbesthorpe. We worked with Blaby District Council and Leicestershire County Council to plan out a major new community providing much-needed new homes, jobs, facilities and services, in a way that conserves the qualities of the local area and the features of the site – its established landscape of trees and woods, its brooks, its archaeology, its history and its ecology.
Our plans were approved in 2014, and we started building soon after. We are progressively laying out the new infrastructure of roads, bridges, drainage systems and parks. We are upgrading and connecting-in power, water and drainage networks, we have designed the first Primary School and are planning the first Neighbourhood Centre. Working closely with our development partners, the first phase of over 500 new homes is already underway and the second phase, a further 500 new homes, is being designed, along with new strategic-scale places for business.
The proposals will be built-out over the next two decades and will grow into a truly sustainable 21st century new community. New Lubbesthorpe promises to be one of the most attractive places to live in the region.
Unfortunately, Fred Drummond didn’t live to see his plans reach fruition. His family, with their development partners, continues to nurture the creation of New Lubbsthorpe and we are sure that Fred would have been proud of how his ideas are now being realised.