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Chetwynd Centre to be Sold

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by proactive, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. EasMid

    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    You forgot "Boris sending you to look for fairies behind the cricket pavilion"
     
  2. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    Is that just the tip?
     
  3. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Translation: Maths teacher not lying fat politician.

    And somewhere up where the blokes wash your car in Tesco car park lived real fairies.

    The former wanted to know if any inmates had a 'gift' of 'sight'

    But they usually Tanked it
     
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  4. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    Looks like work has started has started demolishing the newer bits of the Chewynd Center - new plans have gone into planning too 9still a mix of using the old building and some new builds

    37 apartments and a 'Health and Fitness Suite'

    Reference 20/31771/FUL
    Address Chetwynd Centre 10 Newport Road Stafford Staffordshire ST16 2HE
    Description Change of use from former school to residential use (Class C3) and associated fitness and social facility. In conjunction with 20/31777/LBC.
     
  5. markpa12003

    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    Ive briefly read the supporting planning documentation. Its states that the Health and Fitness suite will be used by residents and family and friends only, therefore, it won't be open to the general public.

    The change of use application is also seeking to provide a social facility. It's not clear yet what this will be / could be.

    I'm really pleased that's beautiful and prominent building is being converted into a variety of uses.
     
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  6. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    It should be knocked down and made into a larger car park for Tesco :rolleyes:
     
  7. gilbert grape

    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    Does anybody know about the full details of the updated plan? I know houses and apartments are now going in but what about the rest?
     
  8. YorkshirePud

    YorkshirePud Well-Known Forumite

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    The latest planning documents are at 20/33631/FUL.

    What do you mean by 'the rest'? The existing school building fronting Newport Road is staying, and being converted to one- or two-bedroom flats. The octagonal assembly hall at the junction with Friar Lane is going to be a health & fitness area for residents, family and friends only.
     
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  9. gilbert grape

    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    Thanks. Last I could remember there was some uncertainty about how much was residential and, as a former pupil, I just found it hard to imagine what they were doing with some of it especially residential right opposite a night club.
     
  10. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Are you a member of the old boys association? My dad was there in the 50s and goes to all the dos.
     
  11. gilbert grape

    gilbert grape Well-Known Forumite

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    Me? I'm only just into my 50s never mind being there in the 50s! :lol:
     
  12. LimboBrit

    LimboBrit A few posts under my belt

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    As an Old Ed it would pain me if the old assembly hall and Newport Road facade were lost. I remember my dad (also an Old Ed.) telling me that the Old Eds were active in getting the building listed when they first started talking about demolition.
     
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  13. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Amazingly, not listed until 2000.

    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1389299
     

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