Proposed Development

Windemere Grange

Stourport-on-Severn, DY13 8JU

Welcome to the Stourport High School residential development consultation website

Thank you for taking the time to visit this website to find out more about the proposals from Taylor Wimpey, in conjunction with the Severn Academies Trust, for a residential development of 118 dwellings on the land formerly occupied by the Stourport Sixth Form Centre.

As you may be aware, the Trust undertook Public Consultation on the proposed redevelopment of the site in March and April 2019.

This Consultation Website provides details of the most recent proposals. The consultation period for this development closed on 30th October 2020.

Some images are used for illustrative purposes only and include optional upgrades at additional cost. Development managed by Taylor Wimpey West Midlands.

Learn more about our plans for our proposed development, Windemere Grange in Stourport-on-Severn

Why is the development needed?

The proposed development will generate funds for the Severn Academies Trust that will be spent on essential repair work to Stourport High School.
The school was due to be demolished and rebuilt during the mid 2000’s, however following the cancellation of the Building Schools for the Future programme, as part of the austerity measures, this opportunity was lost.  Severn Academies Trust are, therefore, having to maintain and repair their existing buildings as best they can.  The Trust has had a Condition Survey of the School buildings undertaken that identifies a series of areas where repair work is required. 
 
This includes:
 
  • Repairs to the main fabric of the building.
  • Replacing the heating and mechanical installations.
  • The removal of asbestos.
  • The re-cladding of buildings to improve their life expectancy.
  • Replacing old electrical wiring.
  • Provision of affordable housing.
The Trust has spent a number of years exploring potential funding opportunities for this work; however, the necessary funding is not available.  The Trust has agreed with the Secretary of State that the application site can be sold to help fund the repair works to the school. The Trust has, therefore, reached an agreement with Taylor Wimpey whereby they will submit a planning application proposing the residential-led redevelopment of the site.  If the planning permission is granted the money received from the sale of the site will be used by the Trust to deliver the above works.
 
The Trust has been in discussions with the Local Authority regarding this matter for a number of years. Wyre Forest District Council has now proposed the site as a residential allocation in their emerging Local Plan.