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Housing estate to be built on school grounds

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 1st August 2014

ALMOST 200 houses are set to be built on the former Priory School site at Lundwood.

An application for 198 dwellings has been submitted to the council by Harron Homes, and includes a new access road from Littleworth Lane together with an open green space and pond to control flooding.

The school was closed in December 2011 as a result of the Building Schools for the Future initiative.

The site is now vacant and previous school buildings and hardstanding have been cleared.

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

Twenty of the units will be offered as affordable housing and will be spread across the site.

All properties have a minimum of two private parking spaces in the form of bays and garages, and visitor parking will be available.

Consultations with neighbours has been undertaken and involved a letter drop to several hundred nearby properties.

The application said to date, no responses had been received.

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Posted by maureen I Sun 3rd Aug 2014 at 8:46am

so green land will be used but not for council housing mmm what about more bungalows ?

Posted by local resident I Mon 4th Aug 2014 at 7:11am

Lower lundwood floods already due to drainage problems which have never been rectified so where will all the waste water from the 200 house go. Also the current primary school doesnt have enough space for local residents as it is so where will the additional children attend school. Apparently an additional 2 classes (2xapprox 40) will be added but if only half of the new properties have 1 child each there will still be a short fall of places. Im not against this development but think the council needs to think about these issues before they grant planning permission

Posted by cw I Sun 17th Aug 2014 at 8:25am
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