The site of a former school and adult day care centre in Burntwood has been sold to a housing association.
Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has agreed to sell the Sycamore Road land to Bromford.
The 3.3acre site had most recently used as offices for the authority before it was vacated in 2019 and subsequently demolished
Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet agreed today that the 3.3 acre site at Sycamore Road, Burntwood, could be sold to Bromford, a specialist housing association.
Cllr Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for commercial, said:
“The buildings were old, expensive to heat, had no disability access and needed a great deal of work doing if we were to carry on using them.
“Staff could easily use better offices elsewhere, so it made sense to demolish the buildings and, when the time was right, offer the land for sale.”Cllr Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council
Cllr Deaville added that the sale, following on from the redevelopment of the former Greenwood House nursing home into a new GP practice, showed the county council was prepared to ensure assets were being used.
“The council regularly reviews its land, property and assets to ensure it makes full use of them and is getting best value for taxpayers.
“Both Greenwood House and the sale of the Sycamore Road site are good examples of using unwanted and unused assets for the benefit of local residents and the council.”Cllr Mark Deaville, Staffordshire County Council