Shropshire Star

Plan for homes on former school site near Shrewsbury set to get go-ahead

Buildings at the site of the former Oakland County Primary School at Bayston Hill, near Shrewsbury, look set to be demolished and 23 new homes built on the land.

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The former Oakland County Primary School at Bayston Hill. Photo: Google.

Shropshire Council's wholly-owned house building company, Comovii Developments Limited, has applied to the council to build two single-bedroom bungalows, seven semi-detached two-bedroomed homes, 12 semi-detached three-bedroom homes and two four-bed with one detached house.

The developer proposes to also include two areas of public open space as part of the scheme.

Planning officials have recommended that members of Shropshire Council's Northern Planning Committee on December 6 give the go-ahead.

A report to the committee has said that the developer has agreed to pay £75,000 as requested by Sport England as part of a '106 agreement' because of the loss of the playing field.

The money is expected to be spent on improvements to a playing pitch or changing room facilities at a locally agreed site.

Talks are expected to take place with members of Bayston Hill Parish Council on where the money should be spent.

Officials have said that the homes scheme would "bolster the local housing stock" and enable the use of a brownfield site.

They have said the go-ahead could be given subject to conditions and the signing of the 106 agreement.