Leicester Ashton Green housing development opportunity extended

Leicester Ashton Green housing development opportunity extended

Five development parcels offered at Ashton Gren by Leicester City Council.

Leicester’s 3,000 home Ashton Green development in the north of the city has taken a significant step forward as Leicester City Council has released to the market a mixed use village centre development opportunity.

The 13 hectare site will create 500 residential units and provide 6,500 sq. m. of non-residential uses. The site will be offered as five development parcels and the call for Expressions of Interest opens on Tuesday 15th March 2016 and closes on Friday 6th May 2016.

City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby said: “Ashton Green is seen as the most innovative and sustainable new development in Leicester in more than 30 years, and will make a significant contribution towards delivering quality new homes in Leicester.”

The overall 320 acre site, which is in the Council’s ownership, sits within five miles of Leicester city centre.

Early last year, Leicester City Council agreed to sell six acres at Glebelands Wood, Leicester Road, near Beaumont Leys to developer Morris Homes who will build 100 houses there.

New walking and cycling routes and traffic-calming improvements will be installed to tie in with the Morris Homes scheme, and Ashton Green will also be served by buses from an early stage.

The development will take place over the next 20 years and will include a large proportion of affordable housing.

Any parties interested in the mixed use village centre development opportunity at Ashton Green are asked to contact Geoff Mee at Leicester City Council on 0116 454 2975 or email ashtongreen@leicester.gov.uk by the deadline of 6th May 2016.

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