Have your say on homes plan for business site in Lower Wick

Worcester News: Have your say on homes plan for business site Have your say on homes plan for business site

PLANS to transform a business site into a residential development will be discussed this week.

The owners of Malvern Gates Business Park, off Bromwich Road, Lower Wick, Worcester, are proposing to transform the former headquarters of Severn Trent Water into a plot for 46 family homes, including two, three and four-bedroom houses.

A publication consultation event will take place between 2.30-7pm on Thursday at the Age UK office on the business park ahead of a planning application being submitted in April.

Colin Griffiths from Satnam, representing the owners, said: “The business park is surrounded by established residential development and we feel our proposals will be a more appropriate use of the land.

“The building is the former headquarters of the water authority, and as a 1960s/70s-built building requires a lot of maintenance and does not provide the modern, flexible space available in newer and more modern office developments nearby and elsewhere in Worcester.”

He added: “We are keen to hear what people think about our proposals, and would urge anyone interested to come along on Thursday and view our proposals.”

Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals and answer questions.

For more information, go to resultscommunications.co.uk or e-mail consultations@resultscommunications.co.uk.

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4:33pm Mon 25 Feb 13

pronstar says...

No
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4:56pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

If they do they will need to install a smell neutraliser in each house & garden.
Some years ago I did some work on that site, and the smell just got right to the back of my throat and I imagined that I could still smell it weeks afterwards.
Just last week I was driving past on Thursday evening 7pm and the smell came into my car. And that's during the cold weather.
If they do they will need to install a smell neutraliser in each house & garden. Some years ago I did some work on that site, and the smell just got right to the back of my throat and I imagined that I could still smell it weeks afterwards. Just last week I was driving past on Thursday evening 7pm and the smell came into my car. And that's during the cold weather. Jabbadad

5:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Jabbadad says...

If they do they will need to install a smell neutraliser in each house & garden.
Some years ago I did some work on that site, and the smell just got right to the back of my throat and I imagined that I could still smell it weeks afterwards.
Just last week I was driving past on Thursday evening 7pm and the smell came into my car. And that's during the cold weather.
If they do they will need to install a smell neutraliser in each house & garden. Some years ago I did some work on that site, and the smell just got right to the back of my throat and I imagined that I could still smell it weeks afterwards. Just last week I was driving past on Thursday evening 7pm and the smell came into my car. And that's during the cold weather. Jabbadad

6:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Landy44 says...

HUGE MISTAKE!

We do NOT need more housing over and above more decent employment sites.

We need some decent office space so we can start attracting some new businesses to the area to increase employment opportunities and boost the local economy.

PLEASE stop repeating the same mistake over and over again! Worcester needs businesses! It's location is perfect, but the office accomodation locally is dire.

Some short term shared "hot desking" space would be good too for smaller businesses and home workers.
HUGE MISTAKE! We do NOT need more housing over and above more decent employment sites. We need some decent office space so we can start attracting some new businesses to the area to increase employment opportunities and boost the local economy. PLEASE stop repeating the same mistake over and over again! Worcester needs businesses! It's location is perfect, but the office accomodation locally is dire. Some short term shared "hot desking" space would be good too for smaller businesses and home workers. Landy44

12:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bmoc55 says...

If the site is approved for residential use and the proper regulations are observed, then regenerating an out of date empty site with new housing can only be an improvement.

Yes there will be "nimbies" there always are, but progress is progress.
If the site is approved for residential use and the proper regulations are observed, then regenerating an out of date empty site with new housing can only be an improvement. Yes there will be "nimbies" there always are, but progress is progress. bmoc55

10:03am Wed 27 Feb 13

Andy-Apache says...

At least it is brown(!) field site rather than the blatant vandalism of coutryside as seems likely to happen at Tunnel Hill and Newlands in the coming years.
At least it is brown(!) field site rather than the blatant vandalism of coutryside as seems likely to happen at Tunnel Hill and Newlands in the coming years. Andy-Apache

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