ECCLESHALL residents will get the chance to look over blueprints for a new housing development on the site of the former village school this week.
Developers Taylor Wimpey will show their plans to build 82 new homes on the site of the former Bishop Lonsdale School in Shaws Lane at a public exhibition on Wednesday between 2pm and 8pm at Eccleshall Community Centre also on Shaws Lane.
The public consultation event gives local residents, businesses, community groups and anyone interested a chance to learn more and feed back on the plans – with any comments received used to help shape the scheme before a final planning application is submitted.
Ken Phillips, land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We are confident that this scheme will provide an attractive and sustainable development of much-needed housing in the local area.
“We believe it is crucial to give members of the local community the opportunity to get involved and have their say on development plans for their area and this is why we are inviting them to come and find out more about our emerging scheme for the former Bishop Lonsdale School site.”
The proposals will feature a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and some apartments, accessed from Shaws Lane and with a proportion of affordable housing as part of the development.
Mr Phillips said the leading housebuilder was keen to make a number of contributions towards improving community facilities and public infrastructure in the area and details of these contributions would be made as part of the planning process.
“Anyone who comes along to the public exhibition on Wednesday 5th February will be able to speak to members of the Taylor Wimpey project team to find out more about our proposals and provide their feedback,” said Mr Phillips.
Those who are unable to attend the event can access the consultation material and provide their feedback at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/shaws-lane from Wednesday 5th February.