Greenlight for plans to convert former Redditch Church into new affordable homes

Published on 21 April 2023

GreenSquareAccord have recently received unanimous approval from Redditch Borough Council to build 25 new affordable homes on the site of the disused St Gregory’s Church in Winyates, Redditch.

The Church closed its doors in 2005 and has fallen into a state of disrepair. The site has become a magnet for antisocial behaviour in recent years. In 2014 an ‘Untidy Land Notice’ was served to the then owners to improve the state of the building.

CGI Visualisation of the St.Gregory’s development.

The new scheme will provide affordable homes for the Redditch community comprising of five two-bedroom homes, 18 three-bedroom homes and two four-bedroom homes. A total of 12 homes will be for social rent while 13 units will be under shared ownership.

Assistant Director of New Business and Growth for GreenSquareAccord, Carl Taylor says: “We were pleased to hear that Redditch Borough Council has approved our plans to redevelop the land where St Gregory’s Church currently sits.

“This is a positive step as we move forwards and look to provide 25 much-needed affordable homes in Redditch.”

Under current plans, our new homes in Winyates will be built using pre-fabricated timber panels from our award winning, low carbon manufacturing facility, LoCaL Homes, in Walsall.

Our Sales & Partnerships Manager Mike Doolan said “We are really pleased to be involved in this project, delivering thermally efficient homes for the community of Redditch.

“The occupiers of these new affordable homes will benefit from many of the features of living in a modern, thermally efficient home. The fabric of the homes will be constructed from sustainable, low carbon materials that will ultimately lower overall energy demand which will result in lower heating bills.”

Off-site construction will ensure the homes can be built in a cleaner environment with less waste products than traditional builds and with minimum disruption for residents moving into the development.