Assurances given over Scunthorpe war memorial as plans for 24 new homes are submitted
The Crosby Angel which sits outside the former Crosby Primary School site, Frodingham Road. (Image: David Haber)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 5 Jan 2018
Scunthorpe’s Crosby Angel war memorial which was built in 1923 will remain at the centre of a new housing estate for the area, residents have been assured.
The assurance came as the Scunthorpe-based housing association Ongo Homes submitted plans to build 24 affordable dwellings on the site of the former Crosby Primary School on Frodingham Road.
The proposed new homes will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties.
The school, which was built in 1907, was demolished last summer, following the relocation of the staff and pupils to a new site.
The Angel memorial has remained on the Frodingham Road site at the wishes of local residents, whose families paid for the monument.
Planners at North Lincolnshire Council have been told: "It still stands as a humble tribute to the memory of the boys of the school and all from the area who gave their lives during the First World War.
"During the community consultation, it was widely accepted that the monument should remain where it currently resides, regardless of the demolition of the school.
"The proposed development offers an opportunity to redevelop the site and place the Angel at the centre of community regeneration.
"The Angel will remain an important community asset not harmed but enhanced by the addition of much needed homes."