Leicestershire rejects eco-town

Leicestershire county council has voted to object to plans for the proposed 15,000-home Pennbury eco-town. The authority met on Tuesday and decided to object to the plans on the ground it has major concerns about transport and the economy. The councils said it believed Pennbury was in the ‘wrong location’ – thought to be too close to neighbouring towns, and there were concerns about how much a proposed tram link would cost.