The sale of North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) owned land in Greenhill will provide much-needed housing and secure funds for the new Coalville Leisure Centre.
A planning application submitted on 22 May seeks permission to build approximately 100 homes – 20 per cent of which would be affordable homes – on the parcel of land off Waterworks Road in Greenhill.
If planning permission is granted, the council plans to sell the land to a developer with the funds raised diverted straight into the Coalville Leisure Centre project which already has planning permission with construction due to start imminently.
Councilor Roger Bayliss, Portfolio Holder for Housing at NWLDC, said: “As we look to meet the housing demand in North West Leicestershire, this piece of land offers us the opportunity to create a high quality development in an area that really needs more homes.
“If planning permission is granted we will work with a developer to ensure a really high standard of homes on this site that can be held up as a leading example of good design in the district.
“The fact that the money raised will go straight into the Coalville Leisure Centre project also clearly demonstrates the community-wide benefit of a project like this.”