Disposal of Land at London Road Oadby – share you views

Published: Monday, 14 November 2022

Oadby & Wigston Borough Council has received an above market value offer from an individual wanting to purchase a strip of land which currently forms part of the Reflection Garden in London Road, Oadby.

The council must consider the offer but before doing so, feels it is imperative to gain public views on the matter to help inform the decision-making process.

The strip of land would equate to approximately 28% of the current area of the garden and would be used as an access driveway to land behind the garden.

The remaining 72% of the land would continue as the reflection garden and money raised from a sale would be ringfenced to be used to maintain and improve the garden. The offer is above the market value of the land and therefore merits consultation with the public.

The land that would be sold does not include the area on which the Reflection Park sculpture currently sits. Any seating/benches currently in the area that would be sold could be moved to a different area of the garden.

The land requested consists of a five-metre strip to the right-hand side of the Garden as indicated on the map below.

Comments can be made by email to communications@oadby-wigston.gov.uk or in writing to Communications Team, Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2DR.

This final date for comments to be submitted is Monday 12 December.

Image demonstrates where council has received an offer for land so that an access driveway can be built