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Snibston revamp plan celebrates mining heritage

Proposals submitted to district council

Plans to transform the former Snibston Colliery site and country park in Coaville in to a vibrant place to live and visit have taken a major step forward.

Our proposals - first revealed during a public consultation back in March - have now been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council planners for consideration.

 

We’re committed to investment in Coalville and these plans celebrate Snibston’s mining history and make the country park more attractive to visitors.

Bringing in more people is really key to the success of the site as additional income from the car park and visitor centre will make it sustainable.

 

Plans include:

  • Creating a heritage trail so people can learn more about the former colliery’s historic pithead buildings;
  • Improving the country park, with a café, visitor centre, picnic tables, outdoor play area and mountain bike trail;
  • Creating a car park and pedestrian walkway;
  • Creating an opportunity for 144 homes;
  • Removing outdated traffic-calming measures, such as chicanes, on Ashby Road and creating on-street parking to improve traffic flow;
  • Preparatory work, including tree-felling, fences and footpath improvements.

Proposals for a cycle link into the town centre, along a former railway, will be the subject of a later planning application.

More than 200 people attended consultation events March, with around 75 per cent of the people who responded to the consultation welcoming the proposals.

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