Housing approved at Runcorn school site

Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 120 homes at the former Riverside College campus in Runcorn.

Advised by Bilfinger GVA’s planning, development and regeneration team, the College pursued the planning consent in order to sell the Campus Drive site to a developer.

The proceeds of the land sale will be used to reinvest in the College’s other campuses within the borough.

The site has been vacant for almost two years after national funding cuts forced Riverside College to review and consolidate its property strategy.

Hollie Bryant, principal planner in GVA’s Manchester office, said: “Redevelopment of the site will bring a vacant parcel of land back into use and contribute towards meeting housing requirements in Runcorn. The site is sustainably located within the existing settlement and accords with the Council’s planning policies for this area.”

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