Homes plan for ambulance station and former college

The ambulance station will be replaced by two "community stations" in the town
The ambulance station will be replaced by two "community stations" in the town

Plans have been submitted for 131 homes on Rugby’s former college site and 30 homes on Rugby’s existing ambulance site.

Rugby college’s former site, in Lower Hillmorton Road, has been vacant since 2010. Some 131 homes are planned, reduced from initial estimates of 180 due to demand for larger homes in the area. Included are 93 three bedroom homes, five two bedroom homes and 33 four bedroom homes. If Rugby Borough Council grants permission, there will also be 16 extra care units, for people with care needs.

A transport statement on behalf of the developers, Harris Lamb, concluded there would be fewer vehicles using the road network than there were when the college was in use.

The report, by David Tucker Associates, said: “A comparison demonstrates that the proposed traffic generation is significantly lower during peak periods and over a 12 hour period. A review of personal injury accident data has also been undertaken and demonstrates that there are no current road safety issues and there is no evidence to suggest that the development proposals will be detrimental to highway safety.”

There would be one main road link to Lower Hillmorton Road but extra pedestrian access to the new development will be provided via St Peters Road. Plans for the Lower Hillmorton Road development will be on display tomorrow and Saturday (October 18 and 19) at Paddox Methodist Church and again at Rogers Hall on Deerings Road on Saturday October 26.

Plans have also been submitted for 30 homes on the site of Rugby’s current ambulance station in Brownsover Lane. West Midlands Ambulance Service is currently in the process of reorganising the ambulance service in Rugby, and its current station is set to be sold off.

It will be replaced by two smaller ‘community stations’ in Rugby, the locations of which have yet to be chosen Although an application has been submitted, the service has said measures have been put in place to ensure they are allowed to use the station for as long as is necessary.