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Windermere Grange

Coniston Crescent - Stourport-on-Severn - Worcestershire - DY13 8JU

Taylor Wimpey, in conjunction with the Severn Academies Trust, are currently working on proposals for a residential development of 118 dwellings on the land formerly occupied by the Stourport Sixth Form Centre.

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  • Overview

    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.

     

     

  • About the site

    About the Site

    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.

     

     

     

  • What's proposed

    What's proposed

    It is Taylor Wimpey’s intention to submit a “full” planning application proposing the development of the former Sixth Form College site. The proposed development will incorporate new housing and areas of public open space.  The draft Layout Plan is set out below.

     Layout Rev C website

    The above plan shows a scheme of 118 dwellings.  Your views on the suitability of the layout would be welcomed.

     

    Set out below is a summary of the principal aspects of the scheme, shown on the Layout Plan:
    • It is proposed that a mixture of two, three and four bedroom homes will be provided.
    • The vehicular access to the site will be in the same position as the former Sixth Form College entrance  on Coniston Crescent to the south. It is appreciated that this was an area of concern at the last Public Consultation Event.  As a consequence, both the Trust and Taylor Wimpey have continued to explore the suitability of using this access.  All work undertaken to date confirms that appropriate vehicle access can be taken from this location.
    • Pedestrian links will be created through the site to the allotments to the north.
    • New tree planting and landscaping will be introduced to the development in order to create areas of greenery.
    • The development will be two storeys in height and arranged in such a way to create a visual interest.
    • Areas of green space will be created within and around the edges of the site.

    The layout plan is a working draft plan and will be updated incorporating as many of your comments as possible. We would therefore encourage any comments you have on the proposed scheme.