Current Projects : Instructions and project planning progression


Kibworth, Leicestershire

Welcome to Manor Oak Homes’ website for our proposed new development at land off St Wilfrid’s Close, Kibworth in Leicestershire.

The Site

The site comprises part of a paddock totalling approximately 0.55ha. It is located within the settlement boundary and built up area of Kibworth Beauchamp near the centre of the village, within close walking distance of Kibworth Primary School to the north, the recreation ground which adjoins the site to the west, shops along the High Street to the south and the Hillcrest Avenue bus stop on Church road to the north east. The site is accessed via a field gate that adjoins the southern end of St Wilfrid’s Close. The site is bordered by mature trees and hedgerows on all sides, with a stream running along the southern boundary of the field within a small pocket of woodland.

Site Background

Manor Oak Homes obtained planning consent on the site in 2018 for the erection of 45 retirement living apartments with associated access, parking and outdoor amenity space. At the time the consent was granted there was lots of interest in building retirement apartments in this location, but due to the significant changes of the last year there is now little market interest in constructing such properties.

The Proposals

Manor Oak Homes have undertaken positive pre-application discussions with Harborough District Council. Following this positive planning officer feedback, we now intend to submit a Full Planning Application for 10 new homes including access off St Wilfrid’s Close, 5 X 2 Bed Bungalows, 3 X 3 Bed Bungalows, 2  X 4 bed homes, associated infrastructure and publicly accessible public open space.

The masterplan has been informed by these pre-application discussions as well as a suite of site investigations including consideration of access and connectivity, ecology, existing on-site underground infrastructure, trees, noise and vibration associated with the railway, topography and landscape.

The site will incorporate Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) including an attenuation pond. All dwellings will be built to a high quality design and will be provided with car parking spaces in line with Harborough District Council requirements.

Public Consultation

Stakeholder engagement is a key part of the development process. We have undertaken pre-application engagement with Harborough District Council planning officers. We would now like to receive residents’ views, ideas and concerns about the proposed development. 

We are therefore running a public consultation exercise from Wednesday 30th June to Wednesday 21st July to give residents an opportunity to comment on the proposals. We have provided a comments form and contact details for the development team below.

Data Protection: all contact details and comments will only be used expressly in connection with this consultation.

10 new homes centrally located in the Kibworths

Next Steps

Following feedback from residents, we will review the comments made and make any necessary changes to our proposals. We will then seek to submit a full planning application to Harborough District Council who will determine the application. Once the planning application is submitted, there will be a further opportunity to comment on the proposals prior to its determination.

We will continue to update this website as the scheme progresses. 


We have published a PDF of the draft Masterplan, click to download.

Floor Plans and Elevations

We have published a PDF of the draft house floor plans and elevations, click to download.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this download, if this isn’t installed on your device, simply click on the ‘Get Acrobat’, prior to downloading.


As part of developing our proposals, we would like feedback from local people about what this future environment should look like and how it will best fit in with your community and your surrounding areas.

We would like to hear your views on areas such as:
– Public open space
– Mix of homes
– Footpath Connections

Pre-application Consultation has now begun and will conclude on the 21st July 2021.

Pre-application public consultation closes Wednesday 21st July 2021

FEEDBACK : Land off St Wilfrid's Close, Kibworth

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Use our online form, left, or alternatively email:

You can write to us at:
Armstrong Rigg Planning
The Exchange
Colworth Science Park
MK44 1LZ

Data Protection: your contact details and comments will only be used expressly in connection with this consultation.


Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements and option agreements for strategic land opportunities co-founded by John Briggs and William Main in 2010.

We beleive in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.


This website, drawings and reports are the copyright of Manor Oak Homes and their Consultants and shall not be reproduced without their permission. Ordnance Survey map information reproduced with permission of HMSO Crown Copyright reserved. Manor Oak Homes will take reasonable measures/actions to ensure the website is updated regularly, but will not accept any liability. Viewers of the website should also check with the planning department of the Council.