Home   News   Article

CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Former primary school site to become new housing




The transformation of a "very overgrown site" in Crowland to become new housing has been welcomed by parish councillors.

Developers have applied to build 22 homes on nearly two acres of land in Reform Street, once the site of Crowland's South View Community Primary School between 1878 and 2014.

Plans by Lincolnshire County Council to make 15 of the 22 properties so-called "starter homes", aimed at first time housebuyers under the age of 40, form part of the overall development.

A statement prepared on behalf of the county council said: "All the former school buildings have been demolished and the site is fenced off from the surrounding area, with existing residential development around the site.

Crowland Abbey is a backdrop for the old South View Primary School site in Reform Street, Crowland. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG050618-102TW. (2393336)
Crowland Abbey is a backdrop for the old South View Primary School site in Reform Street, Crowland. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG050618-102TW. (2393336)

"Lincolnshire County Council has obtained funding from the Government's Homes and Communities Agency to enable 15 of the proposed 22 properties to be constructed as starter homes which will be available for sale at 80 per cent of market value for first time buyers under the age of 40."

The site in Reform Street has stood unused since children and staff at South View moved to the former St Guthlac's School site in Postland Road, Crowland, in September 2014.

However, as part of the development, parish councillors have asked the county council to help improve Snowden Field instead of providing a play area within the Reform Street development.

Former South View primary schhol, Crowland (2390365)
Former South View primary schhol, Crowland (2390365)

Coun David Kempton, chairman of the parish council's planning committee, said: "We are pleased to see this overgrown site being developed.

"However, we query the need for additional public open space and would suggest that a contribution is made towards the upkeep and improvement of the existing facilities at Snowden Field."



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More