Work to start on former Baptist Chapel in Shifnal

Baptist Chapel street scene

We are pleased to announce that our appointed builder, J. Harper & Sons Ltd, is due to start construction work on the site of the former Baptist Chapel in Shifnal next week (Monday 23rd April 2018).

Previously the building was also used as a Magistrates Court and the Fire Service at one point carried out safety training to the rear.

The derelict building, along with some smaller single storey structures, will be demolished and seven new affordable homes will be provided on the land. This will include three affordable rent and four shared ownership flats for the people of Shifnal.

In addition to this, a neighbouring home, which is managed by us, will also be extensively refurbished as part of the build and put back into use.

The new buildings are designed sympathetically in conjunction with Shifnal Town Council’s working group, to respect the existing structure. They will transform the current derelict site to create much needed housing for local people. The existing frontage will be revamped keeping the original wrought iron railings and gate.

The properties will also benefit from off-street parking and will be available to rent or buy under shared ownership at the start of 2019.

More about the affordable homes

  • The three affordable rent homes will include two, one bed homes and one, two bed home.
  • The four affordable ownership homes will include three, one bed homes and one, two bed home.

Once complete, they will be advertised on Shropshire HomePoint and Your Move, Perton.

Shaping our plans

Prior to submitting a planning application we held a public consultation event to obtain local residents and councillors feedback on the proposed development; changes were made to the design as a result of this. 

GDPR - How this affects you

Information about you and your tenancy is recorded on our internal system. Only STAR Housing staff can access this and will only access information about you and your tenancy for relevant purposes.

Brian scoops second place for his contribution to community life

Brian Morris from Oak Gardens in Bridgnorth has scooped second place in the National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) Photography Competition 2018 for his outstanding contribution to community life.

Renovation complete as New Century Court re-opens

An important young people’s service in Oswestry is set to re-open following an extensive refurbishment project

Proud to support Family Safety Week

Accidents are the biggest killer of children and young people. Every week at least one child under-5 is killed because of an accident, with disadvantaged children most at risk.

Please help us to help you – repairing your home

As a tenant, you have a responsibility to make sure that the property you are renting remains in good condition and repair during your occupancy.

Events

Next Board meeting Tuesday 3rd July 2018

The next meeting of the STAR Housing Board is on Tuesday 3rd July

Next Board Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee Meeting Monday 25th June

The next meeting of the Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee meeting is on Monday 25th June

Next Board Development Subcommittee Meeting Tuesday 17th July

The next meeting of the Development Subcommittee meeting is on Tuesday 17th July

Clean up session with a skip, Park View communal garden in Broseley

From 04.06.2018 to 04.06.2018

We’ll be at Park View communal garden in Broseley on Monday 4th June 2018 from 10am until 12pm as part of a series of summer events.

Sheltered scheme drop in, Wilkinson Avenue in Broseley

From 04.06.2018 to 04.06.2018

We’ll be visiting Wilkinson Avenue sheltered housing scheme in Broseley on Monday 4th June 2018 as part of our series of summer events.