Issue 63: Former Redland High School to be redeveloped

Plans submitted by Kersfield Developments Ltd for reedeveloping the Grade II listed Redland Court and its land into 43 flats and houses were approved at the council meeting on January 10.

Planning officers recommended refusal because of the lack of affordable housing in the £25 million proposal. But a proposal put forward by Clive Stevens, Green Party councillor for Clifton Down, that the developers should provide five affordable homes on site and contribute £750,000 for affordable housing elsewhere was accepted.

Concerns about the development were also expressed by Historic England over the fragmentation of the development and the proposed density of accommodation, but they also noted that the plans include proposals to remove unsightly buildings.

The developers plan to start work this summer, and expect it to take 18 months.

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