Homes plan for de­pot

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A FOR­MER coun­cil de­pot is to be re­de­vel­oped with 54 af­ford­able homes.

Ten one bed­roomed flats, 30 two bed­roomed homes and 14 three bed­roomed homes are to be built on the for­mer coun­cil de­pot in Mid­dle­field Lane, Hinck­ley.

Half of the new homes will be af­ford­able rented hous­ing. The oth­ers will be split be­tween shared own­er­ship and rent to buy.

Plan­ners at Hinck­ley and Bos­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil at a re­cent meet­ing gave per­mis­sion for the devel­op­ment high­light­ing the need for af­ford­able hous­ing in Hinck­ley.

A re­port for the coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee said: “The re­quire­ment there­fore to pro­vide 2090 af­ford­able dwellings by 2026 is not on track to be­ing met and the pro­posed devel­op­ment of 54 dwellings with no mar­ket dwelling pro­vi­sion should be given sig­nif­i­cant weight as it would make a con­tri­bu­tion to­wards meet­ing this iden­ti­fied need.”

As a con­di­tion of build­ing the houses the de­vel­op­ers will have to pro­vide two six month bus passes for each home. They will also have to pay more than £100,000 to­wards nearby open spa­ces and play­grounds and £27,000 to­wards the NHS.

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