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Former North Leamington School may be bulldozed for 50 homes

Leamington Editorial 22nd May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PART of the old North Leamington School could be demolished to make way for nearly 50 new homes.

The abandoned Croft Hall site off Cloister Way would be demolished if plans put forward by Spitfire Properties LLP get the go-ahead.

It would see the demolition of the asbestos-filled former school and in its place 42 homes and five flats – with 14 of the homes as affordable housing. There would also be 76 car parking spaces and the entrance to the site would be through the former school gates off Cloister Way.

A planning application to build a similar number of homes was refused three years ago after officers said the buildings would be too close together, out of character with the area and there was a lack of planned affordable homes for the site.

But developers say the new proposals have taken the rejected application into consideration and the demolition of the school would be good for the area as it was considered an eyesore and contained asbestos.

The other North Leamington School buildings are also no longer standing, with the Manor Hall site now housing the new school and the Park site being turned into new homes by developers.

It is not known when the plans will be discussed by Warwick District Council.

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