24-home scheme on former school site in Scunthorpe set to go before councillors

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 13 Mar 2018

Plans for 24 new homes in Scunthorpe will be discussed by councillors this week.

A planning application for the dwellings on the former Crosby Primary School on Frodingham Road will be decided on by North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

Diggers demolish Crosby School in Scunthorpe

Social landlord Ongo Homes has submitted plans for affordable homes on the site.

The school, which was built in 1907, was demolished last summer, following the relocation of the staff and pupils to a new site.

The Crosby Angel which sits outside the former Crosby Primary School site (Image: David Haber)

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.

Ongo has submitted a separate planning application to create a memorial garden around the Angel.

The former Crosby School being demolished

The local authority's planning officers have recommended the committee should pass the application, subject to the completion of a planning agreement for community benefit.

The site location for the development (Image: Ongo Homes)

The planning committee will meet at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe at 2pm on Wednesday.

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