A Cabinet decision on Tuesday 19 September 2017 means the council's biggest land asset could be made available for housing development.
A section of the council-owned land between Cropston Drive (Waterworks Road) and Greenhill Road will be either sold or developed by the council.
The draft masterplan
Cabinet has previously approved a draft masterplan, which could form the basis of a planning application. The draft masterplan includes:
- 120 high quality homes
- Green spaces and trees
- 'Village’ squares
- New walkways and cycle paths
- 20% affordable housing.
See the draft masterplan here: Cropston Drive - draft masterplan - 2017 (PDF Document, 3.66 Mb)
The recreation ground
The football pitches, recreation area and BMX track which are also on the land owned by the council will not be developed on.
The community and people who use these facilities will have a say on how they could be improved as part of the development.
The next steps
The council is currently looking at the options for the site. It is likely that housing will be provided on the site, although the means of building this has not been decided.
Options could involve:
- Selling the land to a developer
- NWLDC building homes for sale on the land and retaining any profit (this option would involve establishing a trading company)
- Building council housing on the land.
Community drop-in sessions
A number of drop in sessions were held during September and October, where local people were able to ask questions and see the early ideas for the development.
Cropston Drive land sale - information leaflet September 2017 (PDF Document, 0.52 Mb)
Asset of Community Value
The land in question is registered as an Asset of Community Value. For more information please visit our Asset of Community Value webpage
Last updated: Thu 26 April, 2018 @ 10:52