The Leicester City Council Local Plan Consultation is now closed.
THIS AFFECTS THE FORMER WESTERN GOLF COURSE
- Strategic Policy No: SL02
Site No: 702
Address: Former Western Golf Course
Ward/Area: Western (West)
Site Area (ha): 52.1
Proposed Uses: Residential, Employment (E(g), B2 & B8 Uses), Gypsy & Traveller Permanent Pitches and Public Open Space, Household Waste and Recycling Centre
Residential: 412 (including some provision for custom & self-build plots)
Employment: 9.74 hectares for class E(g), B2 & B8 uses)
Other: Gypsy and Traveller Pitches (7 Permanent Pitches)
Ownership: Leicester City Council
Delivery: 10 yrs and above
Sustainability: RED - Mitigations as suggested above
RAG Score: 7 Red; 6 Amber; 11 Green
Suitability: Greenfield site within Green Wedge (GW score 4). Subject to protection of Local Wildlife Site (LWS) and comprehensive highways access for this and adjoining land in Blaby, site is suitable for mixed use development including Gypsy & Traveller pitches. In addition to usual planning requirements development will need to address: flooding; ecology; trees and hedgerows; archaeology; heritage; air quality; traffic noise; highways access; and sport provision.
Mitigations: Drainage Strategy; Flood Risk Assessment; BNG required; Ecological Assessment; Archaeological Assessment required; Air Quality Management Assessment; Transport Assessment
Notes: Whole site suitable for development (but land to be made available within the site for 7 Gypsy & Traveller permanent pitches). Scope for comprehensive release with adjoining land in Blaby to form westward extension of the urban extent up to Ratby Lane/Optimus Point.
Editor‘s Note: If you live locally, but have not yet visited the Former Western Golf Course, I urge you to do so, to see for yourself what we risk losing.
You can access the area at various points in Glenfield, including Blackthorn Road, Slate Walk Way, Somerset Drive or via Optimus Point (alongside Gearys Bakery).
If you are unable to visit in person, you can take a virtual walk around the Golf Course online. Visit: https://youtu.be/VuwriKRth0U to experience a superb low-level drone video created by Alan Rampton Photography.
ANNA BAKER'S PETITION TO SAVE THE GOLF COURSE IS NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN STILL READ ABOUT IT ON CHANGE.ORG - HERE'S THE LINK: