More than 100 Coventry homes could be built on old college site

The former Coventry College Henley Campus where planning permission for 112 homes has been refused amid fears for a heard of cows living nearby
-Credit: (Image: Tristan Potter)


Old college buildings in Coventry could be knocked down for more than 100 homes under new plans. Another bid has been made to redevelop the former Henley campus of Coventry College, which closed three years ago.

Plans for 118 houses to go on the empty site were lodged with the council earlier this month. The scheme also includes two multi-use games areas and a 50-space car park, according to planning documents.

A 'local area of play' is also included in a layout for the site. The application by Living Space Housing has not been decided on yet.

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Plans can be viewed on the council's planning portal under reference: PL/2024/0000865/FULM. The move comes nine months after a government inspector refused plans for a 112-home scheme on the site.

They said building on the site was acceptable and would be compatible with local Henley Mill farm, despite the farmer's serious concerns. But the official ruled that no 'special circumstances' applied to justify losing so-called 'local green space', including sports facilities and a car park.

Following the decision in August 2023, a spokesperson for Coventry College said the appeal outcome "has minimal impact" on its ability to sell the land, adding that the sale would support reinvestment into its city centre campus.

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