Is Donington big enough for 69 new homes?

Coun Jane King (centre) with residents outside the Red Cow in Donington. SG131014-132TW
Coun Jane King (centre) with residents outside the Red Cow in Donington. SG131014-132TW

A councillor is urging Donington residents to express their views on whether the village is big enough for a new major development of 69 new homes.

Coun Jane King has already expressed her intention to object to the homes should they reach the planning stages.

Donington is a settlement with large areas for development.

Liberty Stones, Fisher German

She said: “Our schools are 
already over-subcribed and we have no doctor’s surgery.

“It would be good for the businesses, but I don’t know how the village can support an influx of more families.”

Residents can have their say about the plans at a public exhibition taking place at the Ruby Hunt Centre on Monday, November 16, from 4pm to 7pm.

Representatives of developers Fisher German will be there to answer questions and reassure residents of any concerns.

They hope to win public approval for the homes, which they are planning to build between Lawley Road and Malting Lane, on the site of the former E & S Forklift Lincs Ltd company.

Liberty Stones, of Fisher German, said: “Donington is a settlement with large areas for development.

“Residents will be able to see the plans and we will be asking their views.”