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. 

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5K Continues to Run

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5k programme has been granted £550 by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing’s (STAR Housing’s) Community Chest Fund to get even more people off their couch and pounding the streets.

August Bank Holiday

Our offices will close at 4pm on Friday 24th August 2018 until 8:45am on Tuesday 28th August

Electrical Rewire Contract - tender opportunity

We have a tender opportunity for a contractor to undertake electrical rewiring in the homes we manage.

Youth centre use STAR Housing monies for summer success

The Bridge Youth Centre has been granted £750 by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) to help young people in Bridgnorth. The youth centre has been an active group in Bridgnorth for 24 years, helping young people become secure, successfu

Events

Next Board meeting is on Tuesday 25th September

The next meeting of the STAR Housing Board is on Tuesday 25th September

Next Board Development Subcommittee meeting Tuesday 6th November

The next meeting of the Development Subcommittee is on Tuesday 6th November

Next Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee is Monday 12th November

The next meeting of the Finance, Audit & Risk Subcommittee is on Monday 12th November