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Bellway submits plans to revitalise former Staffordshire Police HQ

12th February 2018 Print

National housebuilder Bellway has submitted plans jointly with the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner to create a new development of homes which would breathe new life into the former home of the Staffordshire Police.

Stafford Borough Council is considering a full planning application to build 142 new homes on the now vacant site knows as Baswich Park at Cannock Road, in Weeping Cross. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have been advised throughout in respect of marketing the site by Jon Flowith & Partners, specialist residential development land consultants.

The site has been disused since Staffordshire Police vacated to purpose-built facilities on Weston Road in 2010 and the former buildings at the site have since been demolished.

If plans for the new development are approved, Bellway would build homes ranging in size from three-bedroom to five-bedroom houses. A balancing pond would also be part of the development, as well as open space.

Sales and Marketing Director for Bellway’s West Midlands division, Stephen Rose, said the plans represented a fantastic opportunity to bring new homes to this underutilised brownfield site.

He said: “There is a huge demand for new homes in Stafford and this is a great opportunity to help meet that need and breathe new life into a site which has been disused for a long time.

“We have a long and successful history of redeveloping brownfield sites like this and turning them into thriving new communities, and we hope that by working alongside the Local Authorities we can create a development which will benefit the local area.

“Our planning and design teams have created a development which will provide homes for a wide variety of different people, from first-time buyers through to people looking for large executive-style family homes.

“We’re looking forward to working alongside Stafford Borough Council and hope we can continue to support the demand for new homes in the area.”

If plans are approved, the development would become the latest to be built in Staffordshire by the housebuilder’s West Midlands division. New homes are also being built at Mallard Walk in Doxey, Sheasby Park in Lichfield, Barton Manor in Barton-under-Needwood, Peels Meadow and Barley Fields in Tamworth and Bramshall Green in Uttoxeter.

Bellway’s full application is being considered by Stafford Borough Council and a decision on the plans is expected later this year.

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