Housing plan revealed for former Priory Lane Infant School site in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 14 Jan 2019

Plans are in place for 21 new homes on a former school site in Scunthorpe.

Developer HG Homes wants to build the bungalows where the Priory Lane Infant School building used to stand.

The West Common Gardens site has been vacant since the building was demolished after the infant and junior schools amalgamated to form Priory Lane Community School, with all classes now based at the Priory Lane site.

The proposed housing includes 10 two-bedroom bungalows, seven three-bedroom dormer bungalows and four three-bedroom bungalows.

A planning application has been submitted and if approved by North Lincolnshire Council, the project is expected to provide homes for at least 60 people.


Plans for 21 bungalows on the former Priory Lane Infant School site in Scunthorpe (Image: William Saunders)

Material submitted with the application shows access would be created from West Common Gardens in Scunthorpe to serve all 21 homes.

A design and access statement submitted with the plans says: "The proposed residential development consists of 21 dwellings, comprising one to two-storey bungalows, with good-sized rear gardens in excess of 100 square metres and a small landscaped frontage to each property."

Each bungalow would have a front and a back garden along with a driveway. Some existing trees and hedges on the property would be incorporated into the bungalows' back gardens.

Priory Lane Infant School was opened in 1953 and was closed in 2014 before merging with Priory Lane Junior School.  The building was then demolished in 2016.

The infant school site, which measures just under a hectare, has been vacant since then.



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