Council backs plans to build 1,200 homes in Stoke-on-Trent

Published: Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Three major developments – with the potential to provide a combined total of almost 1,200 residential units in Stoke-on-Trent – have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

The three schemes were approved by Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s planning committee today, including a major student development for more than 900 apartments across three multi-storey buildings. The developments represent not only significant investment in the city, but also show a high level of confidence from investors.

The developments given planning permission are:

  • Full planning permission for a development of 128 homes on brownfield land off Lichfield Street, Hanley. The scheme would involve a mixture of two and three-bedroom homes and one and two-bedroom apartments. The aim of the project – led by the city council’s housing company Fortior Homes – is to provide high-quality homes for professionals in the Potteries, with all of the properties available for rent only.
  • Outline planning permission for the residential and commercial redevelopment of brownfield land on Pyenest Street, Shelton, with the potential for up to 125 homes on the site, including family housing and apartments. As part of the plans, the locally-listed disused pub Harry Ramjams could be refurbished for future use. The applicant is the city council, which would look for a private developer to take the scheme forward in the future.
  • Full planning permission for JEDS Investments Ltd to build three multi-storey buildings to accommodate 939 student apartments on the site of the former Stoke on Trent College Cauldon Campus, on College Road, Shelton.  The development also includes a gym, cinema room, games room, laundry and study rooms for use by residents only, as well as a retail unit and café/bistro for public use.

Councillor Ann James, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: “To have three developments of this scale given the go-ahead in one day is fantastic news and is clear evidence that Stoke-on-Trent is on the up. This investment is very much welcomed and proves what we have been saying for some time now, that Stoke-on-Trent is an increasingly attractive location for developers and investors who are showing real confidence in the city.

“We have worked hard to demonstrate that Stoke-on-Trent is open for business, and the mixture of public and private sector residential schemes is testament to the continued regeneration of our city. It’s also pleasing to see these schemes coming forward on brownfield land – something we know our residents and businesses are passionate about. We have a real passion for housebuilding at the council – more people living and working in Stoke-on-Trent can only be good news for our economy and existing businesses.”

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