The plans for the old Hinguar School site wasn't the only drop-in session in Shoebury this week. On Thursday, I also attended the Garrison public exhibition for the future plans on the old Gunners Park site.
When planning permission was originally granted, this particular site was granted planning permission for light industrial use. Due to the inability to attract industry to the site, Garrison developments are proposing a new mixed housing and employment use for the site.
From the exhibition, Garrison Developments are putting forward new plans for the site for between 170-180 new two, three and four bedroom homes and an employment space of 15,000 square metres comprising of office space and warehouse style units. From my understanding, no flats were being proposed for the site.
The developers are envisaging that the homes will be in the same style as the Gunnery Hill development on the Garrison. It is estimated that a planning application will be submitted to the council later in the year for outline planning permission. I will keep you posted on any developments for this planning application.