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Burntwood building firm outlines plans to convert former Chasetown Police Station site

A Burntwood building firm has unveiled plans to transform the former police station in Chasetown.

The site was bought by Cameron Homes after Staffordshire Police said the site was no longer needed.

The company, which is based opposite the site, said it would be converted into a new regional office and training centre as part of a £750,000 project.

Matt Carr outside the former Chasetown Police Station

Matthew Carr outside the former Chasetown Police Station

“We are completely refurbishing the police station which has been empty for several years, so this is good news for the town,” said Matthew Carr, regional director of Cameron Homes.

“Due to the expansion of the company into a wider operating area and increasing number of houses being built we are rapidly outgrowing our Chasetown base.

“A new ‘Cameron south’ office was opened this year in Stratford-on-Avon and we have now created a central region to cover Staffordshire and the West Midlands, which will be based in the old station.”

Matthew added that the decision to create new training facilities on the site would allow the company to continue to develop its staff.

“The training and development of our people is vital in order fulfil the company’s ambitious plans and these new training facilities will help to provide our teams with the skills they need,” he said.

“We are looking forward to seeing the building brought back to life and improved internally and externally and we will be moving in later this summer.”

The decision to sell off the station had drawn local criticism, but Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis insisted it made sense to dispose of the building.

“The Chasetown building has been broadly unused for a couple of years and the sale has been completed achieving an excellent sale price,” he said. “This will reduce borrowing and help the presence of more community policing.”

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2 Comments

  1. nellygb

    3rd July, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Well Mr Ellis you insist we the tax payers got a good price for the building so put it out there and see if we think the same. I’m certainly not saying it is the case but experience has led me to believe that when someone bangs on about how good something is, but doesn’t provide the proof, then it’s not that good. My problem is I believe you will try to hide the sale price deep in the account safe in the knowledge that there their scrutiny will be less than if it was just published here or in the Lichfield Mercury.

    Now you can call my a cynic but I’m afraid that recent local history with LDC has totally destroyed what faith I had in being told the truth by those elected to serve me.

    If the sale price was such a good deal for us what’s to hide? simple as!!

  2. John Griffin

    3rd July, 2018 at 11:54 am

    He sold for the same price it was bought for, I.e, a loss to the taxpayer.

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