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Former Leicestershire Colliery Given The Go Ahead

by Paul Addison on July 10, 2018 No comments

An application to redevelop the former Snibston colliery site has been given the go ahead by the North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) planning committee.

This comes alongside the recommendation from the planning officer.

Despite companies trying to keep it open, in 2015, the colliery, which was a popular attraction, was shut down by Leicestershire County Council (LCC) to save money, and since then has been demolished.

Just West of the site, 5.8 hectares was granted outline permission for up to 144 homes.

Additionally included in the application is;

  • The extending of the Century Theatre to create a café,
  • A visitors centre,
  • An office for rangers,
  • Play facilities.

To create a segment of a heritage trail, the colliery’s historic pithead buildings will be staying on the site.

Down a former railway line, the county council has additionally submitted an application for a new cycle link and footpath from the colliery site to the centre of Coalville.

Including healthcare and education, it has been requested that the county contribute around £750,000 to services.

The chair of the planning committee, David Stevenson, said:

“We value the heritage of Coalville’s mining past and are pleased to be able to support the development that will not only protect the monuments and listed buildings on the site, but will provide a country park and links to the town centre. We look forward to the development, which will continue Coalville’s urban renaissance.”

The land will now be sold to a developer.

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Paul AddisonFormer Leicestershire Colliery Given The Go Ahead

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