A Cabinet decision on Tuesday 19 September 2017 means the council's biggest land asset will be put up for sale and made available for housing development.
A section of the council-owned land between Cropston Drive (Waterworks Road) and Greenhill Road will be put on the market in autumn 2017.
The picture on this page shows the land that will be put up for sale.
The draft masterplan
Cabinet also approved a draft masterplan that it is hoped will support the sale of the land through an outline planning permission. 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 sold.
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
1. Cabinet will be asked to approve a final masterplan
2. NWLDC will submit an application for outline planning permission to the planning department
3. 13 week planning process. The planning department will administer the application, which will be determined in public by the council’s Planning Committee. You will be able to comment on the application, which will be available to view online and at the Council Offices. You will also be able to attend the Planning Committee meeting and a spokesperson may address the committee in person.
4. The land will be put up for sale with outline planning permission. The earliest this can happen is February 2018.
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)
Supporting plans for a new leisure centre
Money from the sale of the land will go directly into the council’s scheme to build a new, state of the art leisure centre in Coalville.
Cropston Drive - plans to sell land - Q&A (PDF Document, 0.33 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: Tue 28 November, 2017 @ 13:33