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Last chance to have say on plans to transform Henley College into a care village

Stratford Editorial 12th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TIME is running out for people to have their say on plans to transform Henley College into a care village.

People wanting to comment on the planning application to redevelop the college site have until Wednesday (March 16) to submit their support or objection.

The plans include converting Grade-II listed Arden House to 12 apartments and building 31 dwellings and a care home with communal lounges, dining room, laundry, consulting rooms in the grounds.

Planning consultants for the Warwickshire College Group – of which Henley College forms part – say the care village will help meet Stratford district’s housing needs with a particular focus on older people.

The War Memorial will be reinstated it its original position to the west of the site with hopes of a memorial garden being created to surround it.

The college group say it is keen to support Stratford District Council’s strategy of growing existing settlements rather than pushing for new ones in unsustainable rural locations.

It was announced in September by the college group their Stratford Road site would close its doors at the end of the academic year.

College bosses said cuts to the further education budget and a decline in student numbers are to blame for the closure.

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