Historic Loughborough site set for new housing development

Parklands Drive (credit: Google)

A vacant plot of land in south Loughborough looks set to be regeneration after housebuilder William Davis has submitted a planning application for the site.

The proposal includes the demolition of two houses on Parklands Drive to establish access for the development, pending approval from Charnwood Borough Council.

The designated area for the construction of 65 homes is part of a larger vacant plot owned by William Davis.

This site holds historical significance, having played a key role in Loughborough’s industrial past as one of the locations of Tucker’s brickworks.

Tuckers, in operation for over a century, supplied bricks for notable landmarks such as Loughborough’s Carillon and London’s St Pancras Railway Station.

The development plan encompasses public open spaces, featuring a play area and a drainage basin.

The housing units will comprise terraces and semi-detached properties and a minimum of 10% of the homes will be allocated for use as affordable housing.

The company conducted a public consultation in 2022 before submitting the plans, providing an opportunity for residents to offer feedback on the proposals.

As part of the plan, buildings numbered 67 and 69 are slated for demolition, and the cleared land will be utilised to construct an access road for the development.

The application documents are available for viewing on the council’s planning portal, and comments or objections can be submitted by Wednesday, January 31.

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