Five Acres redevelopment site
In October 2018 we agreed to purchase the Five Acres site from Homes England.
The ambition is to develop a new Council owned destination leisure facility to add to existing facilities, improve the health and well-being of Forest residents and to increase the numbers of visitors coming to the area. To help the whole project financially, the new leisure use will need to be accompanied by some commercial use or a modest residential scheme.
The Five Acres Programme Board and Project Team will be working with specialist consultants to look into the future viability of the site.
In the short-term, survey and technical feasibility work will be undertaken to test realistic options. We will consult with communities on the options.
The project links into the Allocations Plan and the Berry Hill, Christchurch and Edge End neighbourhood Plan.
Site owners Homes England have secured the Five Acres site boundary. Five Acres High School has access rights over the one-way access loop road on the south-west boundary of the site. The access road and bus parking bay have not been included in the boundary fencing to allow access to the school to operate normally.
Report any concerns about site security or access issues to Homes England by calling their 24/7 helpdesk 01480 484011.