A revised application for the controversial Oxylane sports village project would be backed by a leading councillor if one were submitted.
The scheme, which had been described by the developers as potentially ‘fantastic’ for the area, has previously been refused twice by Broxtowe Borough Council.
However it is understood that there may be a revised application submitted in the summer.
This week Councillor Richard Robinson said he felt that when the council rejected the initlal proposals it was not their finest hour, and he would support a new application.
He added: “Enough ink has been spilt by those opposed to the application, pleased with their previous endeavours in having prevented a new state of art leisure centre being built.
“If a new application came about, I would support it.”
The proposals for the 50-acre sports village, set to be built on green-belt land near Nuthall, include a £2.7 million investment in local highways.
Over 14,000 shrubs would be planted should the plans go through as well as 5,300 trees.
Plans would include a council run leisure centre that would ultimately replace the Eastwood and Kimberly centres.
They were rejected by Broxtowe Borough Council at a meeting in December last year, as the committee did not feel that the benefits of the development were substantial enough to warrant building the village on green belt land.
The plans for the controversial development include the creation of 500 jobs and a £2.7 million investment in local highways.
Also being proposed is a council run leisure centre that will offer a 25 metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, a sports hall, fitness suite, health suite and sauna with spa facilities.
A Decathlon store is also part of the plans.