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Homes Set To Be Built On Former School Site

Monday August 11 2014

ALMOST 200 houses are set to be built on a former school site.

An application for 198 dwellings on the Priory School site at Lundwood has been submitted to the council by Harron Homes.

Plans include a new access road from Littleworth Lane, together with an open green space and pond to control flooding.

The school - which was closed in December 2011 - is now vacant and previous school buildings have been cleared.

The application states there will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses and 12 different house, ranging from a two-bedroom terraced house with parking spaces up to a detached property with an integral garage.

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Reply Posted by Mick on Monday August 11 2014 at 15:44
Will there be any fish is the pond?

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Monday August 11 2014 at 16:06
Any comment from BMBC around the fact that building on these old school sites would only be on the footprint of the schools and not the 'green land' that where part of the school site. I had thought that this was one of the arguments to use Green belt land to build the likes of Carlton and Shafton ALC's?

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Monday August 11 2014 at 18:47

Should only allow building of new homes on the footprint of the old school and the green belt, namely the former school field should remain green belt.

Will never happen whilst ever the lunatics are running the asylum (BMBC/LABOUR) as they are hell bent on paving over vast swathes of green belt land.

Reply Posted by True Red on Monday August 11 2014 at 20:29
and who gave Councils easy access to build on green land the CONS and DEMS

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Monday August 11 2014 at 21:04
Yes I know True Red!

Rather quixotic don't you think?
Being that the Tories sold off all the council houses for a pittance to artificially stimulate the economy.....

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Tuesday August 12 2014 at 10:47
I understand that there 'may' be a shortage of homes in the area, but there are a large number of empty properties that could be purchased by the Council to refurbish and house people. They could also ensure that all 'brown fields' sites are used before signing away the greenery! Just seems laughable!

Reply Posted by John on Saturday August 16 2014 at 07:37
In this particular case I think the council have made the right choice. The new estate is sufficiently removed from existing housing so there will be minimum visual impact. There was and is no public access to the site so there is no loss of amenity. There will of course be an impact on the roads in the area, but this will happen wherever we build new homes. Fortunately the priory school site is located within reach of local amenities and will hopefully give a boost to immediate local economy. No I'm not a councillor, I live on the immediate edge of the new estate and consider myself fortunate to live in the area. I agree with many of the comments already made about ensuring green belt protection and using brown field sites where possible but we have to look at each site individually. It would be a different matter if they were to build on the opposite side of the road. An area of playing fields and copse woodland that is both a well used asset to the community and a refuge for wildlife.