TOMORROW members of the public will be able to view plans for an exciting new Garden Village intended for Rutland at an exhibition to be held at Victoria Hall in Oakham (Friday 12th April 2019).
7,500 new homes, including affordable homes and associated amenities could be built on land adjacent to the A1 on the former Woolfox airfield between Empingham and Greetham.
The people behind the scheme are keen to show interested parties their vision for the site and demonstrate the benefits it could bring to the county and the surrounding areas.
Woolfox Garden Village is inspired by the Garden City movement which was first outlined by Ebenezer Howard more than 100 years ago. This movement sought to create new communities where people could work, raise families, travel and easily enjoy green spaces in a single location. Last year, the Government published a new Garden Communities Prospectus which supported development of new villages/communities up to 10,000 homes.
Between 10am and 8pm on Friday 12th April people will be able to view plans and images of what the development might be like as well as speak to the experts who have been working to bring together the proposal.
Initial plans include:
- Local job opportunities
- New schools
- Sports and recreation facilities
- Sustainable transport opportunities
- Business rates for investment back into the local area
- New parks and open spaces
The proposed development is being promoted as an alternative location to meet the identified local housing requirement
Andrew Granger Consultant on behalf of Woolfox Garden Village said, “The concept of Woolfox Garden Village is to establish a thriving new community, where people can live and work without having to travel outside of the county.
“We are thrilled to be able to reveal plans to the general public, which are naturally at a very early stage however we are committed to working closely with Rutland County Council to deliver the vision.
“The community will include significant amounts of affordable housing along with associated amenities.”
At this stage, the process is being driven by a hugely experienced consultancy team, directly under the stewardship of the landowner. At an appropriate time, a lead developer will be appointed
The exhibition is open to everyone from 10am to 8pm. Victoria Hall is located at 39 High Street, Oakham, LE15 6AH.