Plans to build 73 homes for older people in the town centre were welcomed at Rugby Town Hall last night (Wednesday).
The scheme will mean St Andrew’s Church Hall being knocked down and the partial demolition of the former Herbert Gray College to make way for the ‘extra care’ units, a hotel and offices.
The planning officer’s report says the modern architectural language of the proposed new build, in Church Street, is considered to be a welcome approach.
It said it welcomes the “modern architectural language”, stating: “The majority of the former Herbert Gray College remains vacant and certain sections internally are beginning to deteriorate. The proposal does retain the majority of the historic portion of the listed college.”
The report said while some of the views of St Andrew’s Church tower would be restricted by the development, others would be created.
It was approved at planning committee with conditions in place.
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