Demolition planned for former Bath Place Community Venture site in Leamington

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the former All Saints School when it was home to Bath Place Community Venture in 2009.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at the former All Saints School when it was home to Bath Place Community Venture in 2009.

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Bath Place Community Venture’s former headquarters in Leamington is set to be demolished to make way for supported housing.

Last year Warwickshire County Council decided to sell the former All Saints Primary School site to a private developer dashing the hopes of the community venture, which had wanted to build a new centre there.

Now a joint application between the council and HB Community solutions has been made to demolish what remains of the school building, which was badly damaged by a fire in 2009.

At the time of the announcement of the sale Clayton Denwood, operations manager for Bath Place, said the decision showed “a deep disregard for local people, the important tradition of the voluntary sector and also, public heritage and history”.

Cllr Alan Coburn, the county council’s deputy leader, said the successful bid would provide specialist housing with care for residents with physical and learning disabilities.

He said: “It will meet an identified need and will benefit vulnerable residents by providing appropriate care accommodation.”