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Green Light for New Apartments

A planning application for almost 100 new apartments at a site in Leicester has been given the green light. The land, located north of Abbey Park Road, has been earmarked for the scheme by Grange Developments.

The project, designed by rg+p, will see a total of 96 flats being constructed on the vacant brownfield site. The land was previously used as a bus depot, which has been demolished in preparation for the new build.

113 car parking spaces have also been approved.

A council document said: “The site is located in the Strategic Regeneration Area and a residential development on site would fit in with the aims and aspirations for the area.

“Given the proposal is submitted in outline the conditions attached reflect the additional information required at reserved matters stage and prior to commencement of development, to ensure that the proposal would be acceptable in terms of layout, design, heritage, amenity, highways and flooding.

“The accesses to the site are acceptable and conditions are recommended for further details to be secured.”

The applicant added: “The development will bring forward much needed housing to the area supporting the social and economic aspirations for the city generally.”

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