Housing campaign success as plans unveiled

Louis Stephen handing in the petition via the RBS bank in St Nicholas Street, Worcester.

Louis Stephen handing in the petition via the RBS bank in St Nicholas Street, Worcester.

First published in News

A CAMPAIGN to see a proposed housing development completed on a neglected building site has tasted success.

People living near to the former Volvo dealership site and land to the rear of 4 Whittington Road, Worcester, joined forces with the chairman of the Worcester Green Party, Louis Stephen, to call for the landowners to finish the work.

Mr Stephen presented a petition of 20 names to West Register (Realisations) Limited, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, via the RBS bank in St Nicholas Street, Worcester, to make their feelings known.

A spokesman for the group confirmed work had started work on the site - opposite the Oak Apple pub - and was due for completion by the middle of next year.

"We have obtained planning permission for 5 new dwellings and a conversion of an existing Grade II Listed building on the site. We plan to start work in the next few months and aim to have building work completed by mid-2015."

Foundations for one of the plots had been laid before the November 2013 deadline set by Worcester City Council for development to begin.

Mr Stephen, who had concerns the initial work was carried out to prevent the planning application from lapsing, said: "It's fantastic news, I'm really pleased by it and really pleased they've given us some feedback of what their plans are."

The petition called for the landowner to build houses, actively market the site or make good the site by possibly grassing it over.

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7:05am Mon 24 Mar 14

green49 says...

Its about time this site was sorted out, the listed house was just going to rack and ruin, i think the builders either went out of buisness or just couldnt sell the ones that had been already built at the time but hope this gets done asap.
Its about time this site was sorted out, the listed house was just going to rack and ruin, i think the builders either went out of buisness or just couldnt sell the ones that had been already built at the time but hope this gets done asap. green49
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10:59am Mon 24 Mar 14

skychip says...

Doesnt look too attractive with all that boarding up, especially with visitors coming into the City from the M5.
Doesnt look too attractive with all that boarding up, especially with visitors coming into the City from the M5. skychip
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