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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is inviting members of the public to a consultation event regarding its proposals for the former Castle Works industrial site, which is located within walking distance of Stafford town centre.

The industrial buildings on the site total almost 200,000 sq ft and are currently un-occupied, despite having been marketed for over 12 months, with no interest received. The site lies adjacent to traditional housing to the north and south. St. Modwen is looking to redevelop it with circa 80 – 90 new homes and public open space, which would be more in keeping with the area and will also potentially deliver environmental and highway improvements to the local area.

The public consultation event will be held at Stafford Rugby Club, Castlefields, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1BG on Wednesday 23 February from 2pm – 8pm. Local residents and interested parties are invited to the exhibition, where they can view the regeneration plans and provide their feedback before a detailed planning application is submitted.

Representatives from St. Modwen will be on-hand throughout the public consultation, together with the planning consultants and transport engineers working on the project. All will be available to answer questions relating to the new development, and to receive comments and feedback on the proposals.

Richard Hickman, planning manager for St. Modwen, said: “The former Castle Works site has a lot of untapped potential and can deliver high quality public open space and further enhancements to the locality.

“Consulting with the public is an important part of the pre-planning process; and we therefore hope that local residents will take this opportunity to find out more about our development plans and provide their individual responses to the proposals.”

St Modwen is working towards submitting a planning application for the former Castle Works site this spring.