Major New Housing Site In Leicestershire Comes To Market

Major New Housing Site In Leicestershire Comes To Market

Regional commercial land consultants Rigby & Co have put a substantial site in Leicestershire on the market.

The Spinney, an eight-acre site in Brooksby, has outline planning permission for 70 houses. The site is owned by the recently merged SMB Group and was previously part of Brooksby Melton College’s further educational offer at Brooksby.

The College has worked in collaboration with Melton Borough Council to reposition the previously agreed Section 106 agreement, which led to revised planning approval being granted at a virtual committee meeting which took place on 9 April.

Commenting on the sale of the site, Dawn Whitemore, chief executive and principal of the SMB Group, said:

“We are grateful for the proactive way that members and officers at Melton Borough Council have worked with the College to help us position this unique site to ensure it is an attractive proposition and a much better market fit for residential developers.

“All receipts generated from the sale will be a reinvested into improving the educational resources for the SMB Group, providing benefits for learners, residents and businesses in the Melton Mowbray area.”

Russell Rigby, managing director of consultants Rigby & Co, added:

“The recent planning variation has helped liberate the site at Brooksby from many of the previous restrictions which were preventing it from being sold. This is a cracking site in a very attractive rural setting with frontage to the A607 between Melton Mowbray and Leicester. We are keen to engage with developers and house builders quickly, so this site can be brought forward as soon as practically possible.”

For further information, contact Russell Rigby on 07894 641316 or email russellrigby@rigbyandco.com


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