Homes to replace old school?

An artists impression of the proposed new homes
An artists impression of the proposed new homes

Swynnerton residents viewed proposals to build 21 affordable homes on the site of the former village school at an April 23rd consultation meeting at Swynnerton Village Hall. The £2 million development by Stafford and Rural Homes would be situated in Park View on the site of the former Swynnerton RC Primary School.

“SARH are keen for local people to come and give their views on the proposals,” said Alison Hayward, Development Manager for SARH.

SARH along with its development partner, Housing Plus, have worked closely with the Parish Council to bring forward this housing scheme predominantly for older people, encouraging downsizing and releasing family housing within Swynnerton Parish.

“The housing need has been demonstrated through SARH’s waiting list identifying smaller accommodation being required within the Parish” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH.
“To help meet this clear demand for more affordable smaller homes SARH and its partners are delighted to put forward our development plans which we believe will be extremely positive for the village.”

SARH is working with Housing Plus and Seddon Construction to deliver the new homes and plan to submit a planning application in the summer which, if successful, would see work start on site later this year. The completed homes would be available from late 2014.