This is how town’s for­mer leisure cen­tre site could look

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.

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