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St. Modwen has submitted plans to North West Leicestershire District Council in relation to land it owns off Ravenstone Road/Coalville Lane, Coalville. The submission of the application follows on from a well-attended public consultation event which St. Modwen ran in November and takes on board the constructive feedback about the proposals which was provided by the local community during the event.

St. Modwen is proposing a development of up to 205 new high quality family homes, including affordable housing, along with new recreational space with children’s play area, footpath, cycleways and extensive landscaping.

The proposed development for the 17 acre site seeks to respond to the recognised shortage of housing land in North West Leicestershire District by providing for a high quality, deliverable scheme in Coalville.

The development focuses upon the provision of family homes and in response to local views about the development provides a new children’s play area in a central recreational space. Existing trees along the site frontage to Ravenstone Road will be retained and a new extensive tree belt planted along other site boundaries to ensure the site is contained by attractive landscaping. The scheme will be making contributions to local services and facilities where deficiencies exist.

Richard Hickman, Planning Manager for St. Modwen, said: “This is a sustainable, high quality family housing scheme that will help address the shortage of housing in the District.

“Our application has been carefully developed following a very successful, well-attended public consultation event. In response to residents’ comments, the application includes new features such as a focus on family housing and the retention of trees along Ravenstone Road. The play area will also now be located at the centre of the site, rather than the front or rear of the development, as proposed in the consultation.”