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Planners considering transformation plans for former Magistrates' Court

News release issued:

Press release from North Worcestershire Economic Development Regeneration

Wyre Forest District Council Planning Committee will be considering plans to transform the former Magistrates Court in Kidderminster at its meeting on Tuesday 18 January.

Architects Burrell Foley Fischer, working in consultation with NWedR on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council have submitted the application which sets out plans to transform the former Magistrates' Court building in Worcester Street, Kidderminster town centre.

Plans for the site redevelop the heritage building into a cultural and creative hub. The space provides a range of flexible work, performance and production areas and co-working spaces in the main buildings and historic former weaving sheds.

Councillor Helen Dyke, Leader of Wyre Forest District Council said

“The proposed plans provide sustainable and flexible working and creative spaces for future generations and we are pleased to see these ideas in front of the planning committee after many months of development work and public consultation.”

The development of this site is being made possible through The Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) – the Government funding initiative to transform struggling high streets. Kidderminster has been awarded £20.5 million from this fund and there are three major projects underway which are all part of the long-term vision for the town.  The intention is to improve connectivity across town and redevelop key sites which are the former Crown House/Bullring area, Worcester Street and the former Magistrates Court.

The planning committee meeting on Tuesday 18 January starts at 6pm and can be accessed live via our watch it page.

The full planning application can be viewed on the Council’s planning portal using the reference number (21/0783/RG3) to take you to the application and to see all the details.

For more information on the development of the Former magistrates Court in Kidderminster as well as other regeneration projects made possible by the Future High Streets fund, visit NWedR's website you can also follow them on Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn @NorthWorcsEDR.

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