This is how town’s former leisure centre site could look
A developer wants to build 18 houses and 89 flats including a seven storey block on the old Hinckley Leisure Centre site.
Derbyshire based developer Green 4 Developments has applied to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council for permission to develop vacant land in Coventry Road.
If the development goes ahead it will be called Hinckley Square.
The 89 flats will be a mix of one and two bedroom homes.
In the application the developer states: “Given its setting and Hinckley town centre, the site has a genu- ine potential to help stimulate a wider regeneration of the surrounding area.
“Furthermore the proposal will, by the nature of the site, assist in enabling the appropriate wider regeneration of adjoining brownfield sites.”
The flats will be built in two blocks, one of seven storeys and the other of four storeys.
The houses will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes.
Six of the one bedroom flats and five of the two bedroom houses will be classed as social housing with rents below market levels.
11 of the two bedroomed houses will be classed as intermediate housing costing more than social housing but less than the market price.
This is in line with the council target of 20 per cent affordable housing for developments of 15 homes or more.
There will be two parking spaces for each house plus parking in an undercroft car park for people living in the flats.
People can make a comment on the application by visiting the Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council website by January 3.
Artist impression of how the buildings on the site of the former leisure centre could look if planning permission is given.