Published: 11th Mar 2019

Telford and Wrekin Council has announced plans to buy the site of a former sixth form college, as part of its regeneration plans for the local area. The council’s cabinet is due to meet on 14 March to discuss a proposal to buy the former New College site in Wellington, which closed its doors in July 2018 after a merger with nearby Telford College of Arts and Technology. According to the cabinet papers, the council is looking to use the site for a ‘campus-style’ development, with new housing, supported accommodation, offices and room for small businesses. Councillors will also be asked to approve an allocation of £200,000 from the council’s revenue contingency to undertake a detailed masterplan, achieve planning approval and carry out further survey work. A further report will then be brought back to cabinet setting out detailed proposals which will be developed with the involvement of the local … (To read the full article, subscribe below)