In July we invited the views of residents, businesses and interested parties on proposals for redeveloping the former Lowfield School site in Acomb. The consultation closed on Monday 31 July 2017.
Comments received during this consultation period will be used to shape the final proposals for Lowfield Green prior to the submission of a planning application this summer.
The redevelopment at Lowfield Green, as it’s to be known, aims to deliver:
- an older persons’ care home
- family houses to buy and to rent, as well as bungalows and flats for the over 55’s
- self-build and community build housing plots
- a health hub
- public open space including a ’village green’, play area and a small park.
The latest proposals show progress made to the plans which were the subject of public engagement in October 2016 and that were subsequently endorsed by the council’s Executive in December of that year. In response to feedback received in October, the latest plans propose:
- a new arrangement for the housing adjacent to the north west entrance to the site, backing on to Dijon Avenue
- a road layout which prevents ‘cutting through’ from Tudor Road to Dijon Avenue
- more bunglaows and fewer flats and
- public open space that can be enjoyed by a wide variety of residents.