Site of former Cleethorpes school to be sold for new housing
The site of the former Thrunscoe Junior School.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Apr 2017
THE site of a former Cleethorpes school is being sold by North East Lincolnshire Council to make way for new housing.
Up to 30 houses could be developed on the site, which opened in 1933 as Thrunscoe Junior School, and has been used as offices since 1996.
It comes after the Highgate site was offered for sale by commercial property agents Scotts, on behalf of the council, although the idea was first mooted in 2014.
Lawrence Brown, who is handling the sale for Scotts, said: "This is a prime site extending to 2.36 acres in the centre of Cleethorpes.
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"It is within easy walking distance of the main facilities on St Peter's Avenue, and is on a bus route.
"I expect there will be a lot of interest from developers looking to build houses in what is an extremely popular location."
Portfolio holder for finance, resources and inclusion, Cllr Matthew Patrick, added: "Making the best use of our property means we can be more efficient as an organisation.
"Moving most of our workforce into two main office buildings helped us save a substantial amount in running costs.
"As a result, we can dispose of buildings that are no longer needed, such as the Thrunscoe Centre, and sell them for the best price possible."
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Any development of the site will have to include an element of affordable housing, and any developer will also be expected to make a contribution to education provision in the nearby schools.
Lawrence continued: "It's not often that a brownfield site in a popular residential area becomes available.
"Although we do not have any preconceived ideas about any development I think that housing is the most obvious use for the land.
"The other advantage is that whilst most of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area is classed as being at risk from flooding this site sits at a high point so the risk is minimal."