18th Oct, 2017

Business centre building refurb given the green light

Stratford Editorial 8th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PLANS to transform a council-owned building into a start-of-the-art business centre have been given the green light.

In summer last year Stratford District Council secured £450,000 from central government to set up the centre, which is designed to help businesses with growth, innovation, and training.

Currently, the building at Progress House on Avenue Farm Industrial Estate off Birmingham Road, is leased to Biffa but the council say parts of it are reaching the end of their life.

Councillors agreed to formally rubber-stamp the proposed tender criteria to select a contractor last week and this week planning permission was officially granted.

It means improvement works including reroofing, recladding and replacing doors and windows can now be carried out in the building, which will be known as Venture House.

The refurbishments will be funded using some of the cash windfall from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

It is hoped the refurbishment works will be completed by late autumn of this year.

* PLANS to build 60 homes in Tiddington have been refused.

Developers were hoping to build the homes on land of Knight’s Lane.

But despite officers recommending the scheme be given the go-ahead, members of the planning committee refused permission at a meeting on Wednesday (August 5).

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