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Affordable homes development in Coalville given the go ahead

Published: Wed 12 February, 2020

An application for 130 affordable homes on land in Coalville was approved by North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) Planning Committee on Tuesday 11 February.

The application for the new homes on land off Jackson Street and Wentworth Road in the town includes an area of public open space. The developer proposes that 75% of the homes will be rented, with 25% offered for shared ownership.

There were no objections in relation to highways, flooding or drainage from statutory authorities.

Councillor Nigel Smith, Chair of the Planning Committee said: “It is unusual to receive an application for a development of solely affordable homes. This scheme provides 130 affordable houses in Coalville, which we welcome. The development also includes ten bungalows, more than is normally secured on a site of this size.”

Details of all the decisions made at the planning committee meeting are as follows:

Planning reference





Erection of 130 affordable dwellings with associated infrastructure, public open space and landscaping, and demolition of existing dwelling.

Land to the rear of Jackson Street and Wentworth Road, Coalville



Change of use to eight bedroom, eight person house of multiple occupation (HMO)

25 London Road, Kegworth, DE74 2EU



Demolition of triple garage and part of existing dwelling, felling of trees, erection of two dwellings with associated garaging, access drive, parking space and courtyard areas and alternations to existing access

15 Bridge Street, Packington, LE65 1WB


See agendas, papers and minutes for Planning Committee.

Planning Committee meets every month and is a public meeting – members of the public are welcome to attend. Any member of the public wishing to address Planning Committee must register to do so before midday on the Friday before the committee meeting.

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