Monday, 23 October 2017

Demolition approved

PLANS to demolish the former Henley Youth Centre have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council.

PLANS to demolish the former Henley Youth Centre have been approved by South Oxfordshire District Council.

B&M care, which bought the site in Deanfield Avenue last year, wants to clear the land to make way for a new 60-bed care home. A planning application is due to be submitted shortly.

The demolition work is due to start on February 1 and last eight weeks. The care home would take another 12 to 18 months to build.

The youth centre closed more than a year ago and the £3million sale of the land was completed in August. The sale included a derelict plot behind the centre which was owned by The Henley College.

At the time, B&M Care’s project manager James Bradshaw said the plan was to erect a “landmark” building.



The site is included in the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan, which says it could accommodate 23 new homes.



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