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Council backs housing plan for old brewery

Mansfield District Council is helping to bring forward plans to redevelop the old Mansfield Brewery site to provide much needed rented housing in the town.

The landmark site off Littleworth has been derelict for 15 years after the brewery went into liquidation in 2001. 

The council is keen to facilitate development of the site as part of its wider strategy of regeneration and raising the image of Mansfield as a good place to live, work and visit, and has taken the decision to reduce the land charges associated with the former brewery and to remove further barriers to development. 

Wise Living Homes Ltd, has come forward with plans to acquire a large part of the site and build 75 private rented apartments of one to four bedrooms. 

The council has agreed a reduced Land Charge fee in return for specific conditions to be met, including the site progressing within six months and completing within 24 months of planning approval. 

Cllr Roger Sutcliffe, Portfolio Holder for Finance, said: "We don't own this site and have been waiting for a long time for a third party to come along and do something with it.

"It is really important that this key brownfield site is given a new lease of life and this housing plan is a serious regeneration scheme for this part of the town so we want to do everything we can to bring it forward."

Cllr Sutcliffe made the delegated decision on this matter on 26 February.

Published on 27 February 2018

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