Go ahead for homes on old Sir Henry Parkes School site

Friday 08 February 2013 Updated: 08/02 10:44

PLANS for 211 homes on land where Sir Henry Parkes Primary School once stood in Canley have been given the go ahead.

The city council's planning committee heard some objections to house-builder Taylor Wimpey's application as part of the Canley Regeneration.

Concerns have been raised the design of the homes, the loss of green space and the lack of a park on the development. Questions were also asked about the transport links to the land on Prior Deram Walk.

But the council chose to approve the plan at a meeting on Thursday.

The decision was welcomed by ward councillor David Skinner.

"The residents of Canley have been, in my view, quite amazingly patient. Many will be delighted that, at last, Canley Regeneration is taking another major step forward," he said.

"The debate on housing, against the urgent need to preserve green space generally, will no doubt go on for decades, but on this development, itself largely on already used ground, I am utterly clear."

Some 42 of the homes are set to be so-called affordable housing with 21 available for rent through housing associations and 21 on a shared ownership basis.

Sir Henry Parkes Primary closed in 2003 along with Alderman Harris School following the decision to merge them into what is now known as Charter Primary.

The masterplan for regeneration in Canley is over 700 homes, a hotel and park.

Share This

Regional news »


Rugby Observer
Ex-MEP to fight 'ludicrous' money laundering charges

FORMER West Midlands MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been charged with ...

Solihull Observer
Double-crewed ambulances are back

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service and Heart of England Foundation Trust ...

Leamington Observer
Warwickshire County Council underspend by £21million

WARWICKSHIRE County Council has underspent by £21 million this year ...

Redditch Standard
Unconfirmed sighting of missing woman Eve Cullen

OFFICERS searching for Hollywood woman Eve Cullen who has now ...

Local Businesses More Businesses »