A PLAN to create new serviced apartments in Kegworth has been approved by North West Leicestershire District Council.
The six new apartments in the Leicestershire village near Derby were given the green light by the local Planning Committee last week.
Two adjoining properties on the High Street, one of which is Grade II listed, will be converted into apartments. Located just over the road from Kegworth Museum, part of the address has already been used for accommodation as a bed and breakfast.
The property will comprise of four one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments, primarily expected to be occupied by people working at East Midlands Airport which is about three miles away.
The applicant explained to the Planning Committee that as the building is in a conservation area, it was important to him that it stays in keeping with the listed buildings nearby. He added that it was good for local economy and that the bus stop right outside the building would allow commuters simple travel to the airport.
57-59 High Street, Kegworth.