Plans for homes near a golf course in a Lutterworth area village have been re-submitted to Harborough District Council.
It comes after initial proposals for 53 homes off Fairway Meadows at the southern end of Ullesthorpe Court Hotel and Golf Club were thrown out by the authority earlier this year.
The council said that the plan would ‘be out of keeping with and detract from the character and appearance of the area’ but left the door open by suggesting a revised scheme more in keeping with the area might be more acceptable. The new plan is for 61 homes but includes plans for a new play area and more public open space than before.
Plans to turn a disused railway running alongside the site into a nature trail for villagers remain. A total of 20 of the 61 homes would be affordable.
Trevor Woolley, owner of the hotel and golf club, told the Mail earlier this year that the scheme was being proposed to fund an academy and driving range on land north of the existing course.
The club says the facilities would create the finest golf centre in Leicestershire.
Under 16s, who can already play for free, would get free membership and local schools would also be able to use it.
But the scheme attracted objections from some villagers when it was first submitted, with traffic concerns and the abilities of the village to cope with the extra residents among the objections raised.
The club says in its application: “The development will provide an enhancement to the golf course facilities by th eprovision of new practice ranges, the enhancement of the club’s membership and facilities, provision of 41 for sale and 20 affordable homes plus a new nature trail and public open space.
“We feel this would be of benefit to the area in both employment and amenities and would also safeguard the exisiting 80 full-time staff we employ.”
View the plans at www.harborough.gov.uk/planning - application 13/01228/OUT.