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Housebuilder implements sustainable travel at Leicestershire Developments

Housebuilder implements sustainable travel at Leicestershire Developments

A leading developer is implementing dedicated cycle paths at three of its housing developments to offer Leicestershire residents a more sustainable way to travel.

The carefully designed routes were created by David Wilson Homes to help benefit the environment through the option to limit the usage of private cars at its developments Thorpebury in the Limes in Thorpebury, Grange View in Hugglescote, and The Skylarks near Loughborough.

Ahead of the Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel, the developer is encouraging alternative forms of transport by making residents aware of the several pedestrian and cycle routes which provide access to the town centres and local schools.

The campaign, which runs from Monday 20th to Friday 31st March, encourages pupils to ditch car or bus journeys in favour of walking, cycling, or scooting to school. This is with the aim of promoting active journeys and being more environmentally friendly.

Off Barkbythorpe Road at Thorpebury in the Limes – which launched in November last year – the housebuilder is implementing footpaths and a cycleway through onsite public open space areas.

At Grange View, off Grange Road, David Wilson Homes is set to deliver a three metre wide footpath and cycle link along Percival Way and Summers Road. These two roads form the main connections to the existing highway network and into other developments.

At The Skylarks in East Leake, another three metre wide footpath and cycle link is being installed along the route of the existing public rights of way, which runs north to south through the centre of the development. 

The first third of the route forms part of the entrance highway into the development, and then cuts through the central open space and continues adjacent to the new school up to the site boundary.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“As a leading developer, we see it as our duty to help reduce the amount of carbon emissions released by cars and other vehicles in the areas in which we build.”

Exhaust emissions from motor vehicles are recognised as a major contributor to global warming and localised pollution, which evidence suggests is having a detrimental impact on the planet, local environment and people’s overall health.

Reducing the number of motor vehicles on the roads helps to improve air quality, thus helping to keep the environment greener.

Rachael added:

“When planning our developments, we have endeavoured to find ways in which we can help to create more sustainable routes of transport for our residents and for those looking to visit the area.

“Both cycling and walking help to reduce the amount of carbon being released into the area, as well as contributing to part of a healthy lifestyle.”

For more information on the homes available at the developments, or for further details on the cycle lanes, call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit the website at

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